The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

RCS earmarks Dh500 million for humanitarian projects in 2006

posted on 26/10/2005: 662 views



The UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) has earmarked Dh 500 million for its humanitarian projects next year, according to a top official at the charity agency. In a get together meeting with media on Monday night, RCS Chairman Khalifa Nasser Al Suweidi said the agency had disbursed over Dh 100 million in aid this year.



He added that RCS' assistance reached out to the needy in more than 50 countries. "This year, we distributed over Dh 21 million worth of aid among more than 6,000 families at the local level in addition to Dh 4.5 million in Iftar meals and Zakat al-Fitr (end of Ramadan alms)," he stated, adding that around Dh 57 million has been budgeted for local aid.



Al Suweidi pointed out that more than US$12.7 million in humanitarian projects had been spent in most countries of the world, particularly in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan. He said RCS has collected more Dh 71 million this year from fund-raising campaigns.



He cited the US$100 million donated by President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to quake victims in Pakistan as an example of aid offered by UAE to disaster-hit countries. According to him, the RCS has allocated Dh 4 million for quake victims. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)

RELATED ARTICLES

29 June 2017 Six million beneficiaries from Zayed Giving medical caravans
29 June 2017 Emirates Red Crescent delivers relief aid to underprivileged families in Hadramaut Valley
28 June 2017 UAE youth record 5,000 hours of volunteering during Ramadan
28 June 2017 Over 34,000 children benefit from ERC Eid clothes project
22 June 2017 UAE offers ten ambulances to WHO Country Office in Yemen


Most Read