Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE government has implemented necessary movement restrictions and has temporarily closed places of worship in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The virus has now infected over 2 million people and caused over 100,000 deaths worldwide.
As Ramadan approaches and tradition of distributing iftar meals to those in need at mosques and tents will not take place this year, in order to avoid crowded places as a result of the current global situation, charities are preparing to deliver thousands of iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan to low-income workers and struggling families countrywide. The decision was made to provide relief and ease the suffering of thousands of individuals during this time.
Additionally, in contribution to the Community Solidarity Fund Against COVID-19 UAE, accredited groups of charities in the UAE such as Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, MBRCH, Beit Al Khair Society, Dar Al Ber Society and Tarahum Charity Foundation have already delivered over 30,000 daily meals to underprivileged people in Naif, Satwa, Jebel Ali and Al Warsan.
"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," stated Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charitable Work Sector at IACAD.
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