IACAD provides over AED83 million in humanitarian aid in 2021

IACAD provides over AED83 million in humanitarian aid in 2021

IACAD provides over AED83 million in humanitarian aid in 2021

DUBAI, 21st February, 2022 – The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that humanitarian assistance provided by the charitable sector during 2021 totalled more than AED83 million.

This amount was within the framework of IACAD’s mission to develop sustainable charitable work supporting the education, health, housing, food, and other philanthropic and humanitarian fields.

Commenting on the outputs of the charitable sector report, Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director-General of IACAD, stated that the results of the report reflected the responsibility of each individual and institution for charity and helping the needy, which the teachings of the true Islamic religion urged.

He confirmed that Dubai is still a pioneer in the fields of philanthropic and humanitarian work in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, stressing that philanthropy has a significant impact on the prosperity of societies.

The report issued by the charitable sector indicated that the most significant proportion of aid provided was within the initiative of the Community Solidarity Fund against COVID-19.

The total aid amounted to more than AED39 million to enhance the efforts of the Emirate of Dubai in facing the developments related to the virus in coordination with the relevant government agencies, associations, charitable institutions, and community members.

The total aid for external humanitarian projects such as food, supporting the “Orphans Families” project, building the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital and supporting various humanitarian cases amounted to more than AED11 million.

The aid provided to the education sector amounted to more than AED7 million, while the health sector received more than AED16 million.

The aid for supporting citizen families and providing them with decent housing was more than AED4 million.

Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Charitable Work Sector, expressed his pride in the results achieved.

He affirmed that it was a journey that contributed to the advancement of people wherever they are, explaining that charitable work was a vital link in supporting the weakest groups wherever they are.

Al Muhairi noted that this contributed to strengthening images of compassion and cooperation to serve large segments of society, reflecting the civilised and humane message from the UAE.

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