Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment has implemented several Ramadan charity projects for the needy Muslim in a number of Sisterly and friendly countries, including Ramadan Iftars project in Arab, Asian and African countries, and in Haiti, America and Canada. The total number of these countries is up to 41 countries, with an increase of two additional countries than the last year, and an increase of the beneficiary families of 13.3 %.
The beneficiary families for the current year is 43.637 families with a total budget of 8 million dirhams and increase of 3.2 % than the last year’s budget.
The Chancellor, Ibrahim Boumelha, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment confirmed that the Establishment used to implement such projects in a number of Arab and Islamic countries, and some countries in which there are Muslims, as the Establishment seeks to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood advocated by our holy religion, hence it implemented Iftars in nine Arab countries: Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Mauritania, Somalia and Djibouti.
In Asia, the Establishment has implemented this project in 12 countries such as the “Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Tajikistan, India, Japan and Thailand.”
In Africa, the project included 15 countries, such as Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, as well as Canada and United States, Haiti, Kosovo and Estonia, in collaboration with the charitable associations and organizations and Al Zakah Committees in those countries to provide the required aids.
In Palestine, the Establishment organized Iftar project in the Gaza Strip, and has distributed Ramadan meals to thousand Palestinian families. It also organized two mass Iftars in a nursing home benefited by 80 elder men and women, and other Iftar for 300 children suffering from cancer.
In Lebanon, the Establishment carried out Iftar project in coordination with the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attaché, UAE Embassy in Beirut, where Ramadan meals were distributed to 969 Lebanese families in addition to the 1167 displaced Syrian families.
In Egypt, 3.750 families benefited from Iftar project while 600 families in Mauritania benefited from this project. Somalia has great interest from the Establishment this year due to the increasing numbers of displaced people from their homes and their areas and food shortages, where the Establishment has allocated one million dirhams to implement Iftar Project for more than 3.968 families.
In Asian countries, the Establishment has implemented the project in 12 countries in order to establish the values and meanings of solidarity and compassion among Muslims all over the world, especially people with low income in poor countries of the Islamic world where there v a benefited 649 families in Afghanistan, 3.400 families in Pakistan, 200 families in Indonesia, and 341 families in Tajikistan. In India, the Establishment has implemented Iftar project in several states in cooperation with a number of Indian charities where there are a benefited 8.833 Indian Muslim families.
In Japan, there are a benefited 890 Muslim families from this project implemented by the Establishment for the fourth time in such country consecutively.
In African countries, the project was implemented in 15 countries, with special focus on poor families where there were about a benefited 13,724 families.