Ramadan dates and Iftar for fasting people… Emirati footprint in Shabwah, Yemen
In recognition of the principle of solidarity and compassion among members of society, the UAE Red Crescent launched two projects to distribute dates and iftar meals in Shabwah province, southern Yemen.
More than 3,500 poor and needy families are taking advantage of the Ramadan dates project in all neighborhoods of Ataq city. The Iftar program targets the needs of the poorest families, displaced people, passers-by, patients at hospitals, dialysis centers and cancer patients.
Abdullah al-Khulaifi, director general of Ataq directorate in Shabwah, said the UAE Red Crescent distributed Ramadan dates in Ataq directorate to poor, needy, displaced and impoverished families.
The date project aims to “alleviate human suffering of poor and needy families who do not have the ability and ability to meet their daily needs for dates during the month of Ramadan”, he said.
This project alone targets more than 3,500 poor and needy families in all neighborhoods of Ataq city, he said.
The Yemeni official expressed his thanks and appreciation to the government and people of the United Arab Emirates for their generous and continuous support to Shabwah province in all fields of development, service and relief through its humanitarian arm, the UAE Red Crescent.
Al-Khulaifi praised the UAE’s charitable and humanitarian projects through its humanitarian arm, the UAE Red Crescent, which still has its humanitarian and charitable fingerprints. The organization is a testament to the tireless efforts of the rulers of the UAE since the era of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May God Assist Him), which were completed by his sons after him.
The UAE Red Crescent Society aims to instill solidarity and compassion among members of society through the iftar project, said Majed bin Saree, co-ordinator and field director for the UAE Red Crescent.
The UAE Red Crescent Society sought to address the needs of the poorest families, those who pass through the passageways, patients at hospitals, dialysis centers and cancer patients, as well as the displaced, he said. The organization sought to alleviate their suffering by providing them with iftar meals during the holy month, he added.
The UAE’s support to the Yemeni people has reached about $6.6 billion since 2015, including US$10.94 billion in support of public programs, UAE dirhams $4.54 billion in commodity aid, UAE dirhams $2.67 billion for the health sector, and UAE$1.78 billion in aid for the power generation and supply sectors.