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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 14 November 2018

Low-income RAK families receive Dh3.5 million in humanitarian aid

Cash covers medical expenses, tuition fees, and paying off outstanding bills

Nearly 900 people living in Ras Al Khaimah have received Dh3.5 million in humanitarian aid during the first six months of this year, according to the charity Dar Al Ber.

Officials said the money was provided to help cover medical expenses, tuition fees and to pay off other outstanding bills.

Ali Al Shahi, manager of the society’s branch in RAK, said the organisation would continue to work to assist low-income families in the emirates.

“Some 200 families living in RAK have benefited from the Zayed Caravan charity initiative which was organised in association with a number of RAK schools and the emirates transport branch," Mr Al Shahi said. "The aid was provided by a number of philanthropists”.

The Dar Al Ber Society was established in Dubai in 1978 and was one of the first of its kind in the UAE. Over the years its initiatives have helped thousands of families in need with their household bills, including food, electricity and rent.