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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

UAE charity helps 47 people in need with Dh3m after cases seen on social media

Dar Al Ber Society acted upon cases seen after UAE residents circulate them online

Forty-seven people in need whose cases were circulated by UAE residents on social media this year have been aided with more than Dh3 million from the Dar Al Ber Society.

Many were people in financial difficulty or were unable to pay for medical treatment, rent or other obligations.

A team from the charity conducted field visits to evaluate the conditions of the people and determine whether they were entitled to financial aid before Dh3,376,902 was offered to them to settle their dues.

Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, executive director of Dar Al Ber, said that partners including UAE Barq and UAE Vision also helped settle the cases of the people, who come from all over the UAE.

“Helping these people was handled by the social service department,” said Mr Al Falasi.

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Mohammed Suhail Al Muhairi, head of the social services department, said that 98 visits were conducted to assess the people’s conditions.

“We visited a number of low-income or needy people to make sure of their conditions and to see the reality of their situations to evaluate if they deserved the assistance,” he said.

In the first half of this year, the society also provided care to 2,794 orphans.

“The orphans are from 22 different countries in Asia and Africa,” said Omran Mohammed Abdullah, head of the charitable projects section at the society.

The orphans are from countries including Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Egypt, Palestine and Mauritania.

“Orphan care has been one of the society’s main concerns since its launch in 1979 and it includes care for their financial and social needs. We are keen to provide them with all that is needed to ensure that they have a decent living,” added Mr Abdullah.