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President of Yemen praises UAE, Saudi Arabia's role in Arab Coalition efforts

posted on 24/05/2016

RIYADH: President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi of Yemen has said that his country emerged victorious in the 'battle of existence', thanks to the co-operation and support of the Arab Coalition countries, spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The Yemeni News Agency quoted President Hadi as saying during a meeting with dignitaries from Taiz that the rebellious forces have exclusionist and foreign agendas.

During the meeting with the delegation of Taiz, still under siege by the Houthi and the deposed Ali Abdullah Saleh's militias, President Hadi reviewed developments in Yemen and the progress of the peace talks, hosted by Kuwait and sponsored by the United Nations and the international community. – Emirates News Agency, WAM – http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates-arab/1395295838861.html


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Three million people to benefit from ERC programmes during Ramadan

posted on 24/05/2016

Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has announced that three million people across the UAE and in 63 countries worldwide would benefit from its Ramadan programmes, including Iftar, Zakat, Eid clothing and Mir Ramadan.

This was announced at a press conference held today at the ERC headquarters in Abu Dhabi to launch the sessions for the Holy Month of Ramadan to mobilise support for the disadvantaged categories nationwide and abroad. It was attended by deputies of the ERC secretary-general, directors of ERC departments and heads of sections.

The ERC said this year's campaign will be more comprehensive to keep pace with expansion in humanitarian and development projects.

Rashid Mubarak Al Mansouri, ERC's deputy secretary-general for local affairs, said the Ramadan programmes this year, "aims at strengthening communication in the UAE community and boosting partnerships to support the ERC programmes locally and abroad."

He thanked the sponsors; Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, and Lulu Hypermarket, for this year's campaign. – Emirates News Agency, WAM – http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395295833848.html


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Dubai Charity Association to spend Dh20m in Ramadan

posted on 24/05/2016

Dubai Charity Association on Monday said it plans to spend Dh20 million on eligible beneficiaries this Ramadan.

The funds will support food packs for families, iftar meals in mosques, Eid clothes, and spending on orphans, among other projects. Last Ramadan, the charity spent Dh26.8 million on various projects for the benefit of 4,475 families, assisted by a Dh20 million donation from Dubai Islamic Bank. – Gulf News - http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/dubai-charity-association-to-spend-dh20m-in-ramadan-1.1833173


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