Dubai-Based Charities Distribute Over 30,000 Meals To The Underprivileged

by Angel Merchant
Dubai-Based Charities Distribute Over 30,000 Meals To The Underprivileged

If there’s one thing to be grateful about in pressing times like these, it is the country’s united effort to fight the pandemic. Apart from safety precautions and medical care, communities in the UAE are coming together to help the situation. In addition, as part of the Community Solidarity Fund Against COVID-19, a group of accredited charitable organisations in Dubai distributed over 31,570 daily meals to underprivileged people. The areas targeted include Naif, Satwa, Hatta, Jebel Ali and Al Warsan

What’s It?

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) raised a community solidarity fund for those affected by Covid. The initiative will help the community through donations and contributions, in collaboration with charity organizations.

Several charity organizations have distributed over 31,570 daily meals, to less fortunate people all over Dubai. The areas that have been targeted include Satwa, Naif, Hatta, Al Warsan, and Jebel Ali.  Charities that distributed food include the Beit Al Khair Society, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian (MBRCH ) and Charity Establishment, Tarahum Charity Foundation, and the Dar Al Ber Society.

MBRCH distributed 1,500 daily meals to workers in the Al Warsan area. It also provided essential supplies to 500 workers in the Jebel Ali area. Meanwhile, Dar Al Ber Society distributed over 9,200 daily meals in various areas in Dubai. A total of 8,229 daily meals were distributed by Beit Al Khair Society in Hatta, Jebel Ali, Naif and Satwa while Tarahum Charity Foundation distributed 12,635 meals in the Naif area.

Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charitable Work Sector at the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, praised the massive achievement. “The humanitarian assistance to people affected by the current circumstances provides them relief and a sense of stability. Contributions like these reflect the UAE’s ethos of providing aid to everyone without discrimination” he said.

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What Else?

Meanwhile, schools around the UAE are also doing their part for the community. The Indian High School, (IHS) is now offering a limited number of free seats to students around the country affected by the virus. The CBSC Indian curriculum group has three campuses in Dubai – Dubai Silicon Oasis, Oud Metha and Al Garhoud, and are offering limited seats from different grades to all those affected by the economic crisis brought on by Covid 19. The Indian High School group (IHS), pride themselves on being a not for profit school community. They hope to help out during these unprecedented tough times.