By Staff writer
Both the children's parents died of coronavirus in April and May
Ajman ruler Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi has stepped in to help six Sudanese children who were left orphaned after their parents died from Covid-19, according to media reports.
Sheikh Humaid has offered to pay for all living expenses for the children, as well as for their schooling and other social expenses.
The children’s father – a Sudanese national – died on May 18, 23 days after his 37-year old wife.
The children are aged between four and 16. They formerly resided in Sharjah’s Al Tauwan area, but have now moved in with their father’s nephew who lives in nearby Ajman.
A number of charities have also offered to provide assistance to the children. The UAE’s Dar Al Ber Society, for example, offered to pay school and housing fees – as well as a monthly allowance – and rented an apartment next to that of their new guardian.
According to the society, AED50,000 has already been paid for tuition fees, in addition to two years of rent in the apartment.