Dh2.8M relief scheme launched for Somalis

Dar Al Ber Society (DABS) has launched an emergency relief campaign of Dh2.8 million for the benefit of the Somali people hit by a massive famine and drought that reportedly killed many people and domestic animals.

Khalfan Khalifa Al Mazrouie, Chairman of Dar Al Ber Society, Dubai said the relief drive is a literal translation of the UAE charitable and humanitarian policy, and is in line with the vision of the prudent leadership.

“The campaign, worth Dh2.8 million is also in view of the UAE civilized mission towards the entire world, and is a big boost to the deeply-rooted culture of giving and voluntary work inherited by the Emirati people generation after generation.”

The relief campaign will be targeting the three areas in the northern region of Somalia. “These are apart from three other areas in the eastern region, and two more in the southern region.”

Abdullah Ali bin Zayed, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber, said the multi-phase campaign will secure a variety of foodstuff in two big containers to the African country.

“Initially, Dh2,800,000 have been allotted for the relief campaign to buy food packages, including rice, sugar, flour, dates, cooking oil, milk, power milk, and biscuits, to the famine-hit Somali people.”

Imran Mohammed Abdullah, Head of charity projects Sector at Dar Al Ber, who chaired the DABS delegation to Somalia, said they have specified Dh570,000 for the Al Ber Hospital in Mogadishu the capital.

“These will help provide the needed medicines, fluids, and special foods for the patients and drought victims.”

Dar Al Ber Society, committed to philanthropic work locally and abroad, has run an array of charity projects in Somalia.

“These span building mosques, digging water wells, sponsoring orphans, students, and Quran teachers.”

The Society has also supported productive and low-income families in collaboration with a number of accredited charity entities,” Abdullah elaborated.

“Dar Al Ber had earlier spent millions of Dirhams to the Yemeni refugees in Somalia.”