The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has announced that more than 1.3 million people in the UAE and 70 other countries will benefit from its Ramadan programmes this year.
The 2018 programme will include Ramadan Iftar, Zakat Al Fitr, Eid clothes and Ramadan Mir projects, costing roughly Dh29.135 million.
The ERC made this statement during a press conference, which was held on Tuesday at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, to launch the details of its expanded Ramadan campaign.
Rashid Mubarak Al Mansouri, Deputy Secretary-General for Local Affairs at ERC, said that this year’s campaign coincides with the Year of Zayed and will witnesses more charity activities for the entire community, to honour the memory of the founding leader, the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Al Mansouri added that the ERC’s local and international programmes and activities have witnessed significant growth, in line with the directives of the wise leadership and follow up by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.
The ERC’s statement noted that 884,670 people in the UAE will benefit from its Ramadan programmes, and 850,770 people will benefit from its Ramadan Iftar projects in 202 locations around the country while another 14,400 people will benefit from its Ramadan Mir projects, which will provide food to needy families. Another 16,500 people will benefit from its Zakat Al Fitr projects and a further 3,000 will benefit from its Eid clothes projects inside the country, he added.