Dubai Charity Association implements iftar project for fasting people in Sierra Leone

DUBAI — The Dubai Charity Association has implemented an iftar project for those fasting, targeting unprivileged Muslims in Sierra Leone, under the supervision of the UAE Embassy in Senegal.

The UAE Embassy distributed over 300 food baskets containing sugar, oil and rice, in the presence of an embassy representative, the head of the Social Affairs Department in the Ministry of State for Social Affairs in Freetown, the Imam of the mosque in the capital of Sierra Leone, and several other representatives of charity organisations and villages, and imams.

The food baskets were distributed to poor and unprivileged families, as well as mosques and orphanages.

Ahmed Mismar, Secretary-General of the Dubai Charity Association, praised the efforts and cooperation of the UAE Embassy in Senegal, adding that this project will serve many segments of the community, and represents the ongoing activities of the UAE’s humanitarian organisations outside the country.

He highlighted that the Dubai Charity Association has implemented iftar projects for those fasting in many countries, such as Belarus, Sri Lanka, Senegal, Cape Verde, the Philippines and Australia, as well as in Barcelona in Spain.

“The association has allocated AED15 million for iftar projects for fasting people in 1,500 mosques in 28 countries, as well as other mosques where this project is being implemented in co-operation with the UAE’s embassies and consulates,” Mismar added. The association has provided daily iftar meals for approximately 75,000 people, reaching a total 2,250 million meals during the Holy Month of Ramadan across the 28 countries.

Source: Emirates News Agency