COVID-19: Dubai launches social solidarity fund

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Dubai has announced the launch of a ‘Social Solidarity Fund’ to support the fight against COVID-19.

It will be managed by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in the emirate in collaboration with other government entities, charity associations and members of society.

The launch of the Fund, which coincides with the approach of Ramadan, allows people to pay their Zakat donation during the holy month.

It will also help unify efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic and allow the public to contribute to emergency efforts.

“The UAE society has demonstrated its commitment to humanitarian values through its actions during the crisis”, said Dr. Hamad bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, IACAD’s Director General.

Al Shaibani added that IACAD is the sole entity authorised to manage donations in liaison with the Command and Control Centre for Combating Coronavirus.

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