Charity donates Dhs2 million to Syrian refugees

Charity donates Dhs2 million to Syrian refugeesimage

07 Mar 2015

he Dar Al Ber Society, DABS, has continued its urgent relief aid to the Syrian refugees affected by the winter in Lebanon with total amounts of donations reaching Dhs2,128,568 in January and February. The aid material are part of the Tarahamu or UAE Compassion campaign initiated by the prudent leadership, and in coordination with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai. Abdullah Ali Bin Zayed, Executive Director, DABS, said the Society continued its participation in the campaign initiated by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to help the Syrian refugees survive the powerful snow storm Huda hitting the region. The weekly report of the DABS projects show that the 36-year-old charity association, run by the Dubai Government, has provided relief aid to Syrian refugees in Lebanon on a weekly basis. “Over 14,190 refugee families have benefited from the regular contributions which amounted to Dhs2,128,568 in January and February 2015,” he said. These aid included relief projects worth Dhs1,132,157 and other projects, valued at Dhs229,307 in January, while relief projects worth Dhs601,163, and other projects valued at Dhs165,940, were carried out in February, he added. “The DABS weekly relief aid was distributed at the camps of Kharba, Rawha, Al Arqub, Shebaa, Sidon, and Arsal in the Northern Bekaa, as well as Majdal Anjar, Taalabaya, Kab, Bar Elias, Al Marj, Sahl Al Majdal, and Al Faida at the Central Bekaa and West Bekaa.” Bin Zayed said the 123 camps affected by the rough snow storm that killed many children contain 7,590 tents accommodating more than 38,000 displaced people, mostly women and children. “The relief supplies included blankets, winter clothes, fuel oil, firewood, foodstuff, potatoes, milk, detergents, sewing machines, school fees, heating equipment, wheelchairs, along with personal stuff, and the restoration of tents.”