Dubai Police provides AED 26.6 million prisoner support over three years

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The Humanitarian Care Section of Dubai Police has supported male and female inmates by providing them with financial and in-kind assistance worth over AED 26.6 million over the past three years.

Captain Habib Al Zarouni, Head of the Humanitarian Care Section, said that aid had played a significant role in improving the living conditions of inmates within prisons, providing support to their families, and addressing their financial challenges.

"These generous contributions encompass various aspects, such as assisting financially disadvantaged individuals with housing rent, covering educational expenses for their children, and providing essential living and medical supplies. Moreover, the aid includes monthly cash assistance for those with limited resources, medical assistance like wheelchairs and glasses, covering childbirth expenses for female inmates, issuing birth certificates for their children, providing necessary items for infants, Eid clothing, personal hygiene products, and various other forms of humanitarian assistance," Al Zarouni said.

The AED 26,663,703 total aid dispersed included AED 7,900,474 in travel tickets and related expenses, AED 808,100 through community initiatives, AED 1,086,200 through supporting programmes, AED 61,885 in medical aid, AED 503,300 in family support, AED 313,657 in tuition fees and school supplies, AED 2,059,000 to settle blood money (Diyya), AED 13,779,490 to settle debts of inmates, and AED 151,597 for inmates and their families’ necessities.

Brigadier Marwan Abdul Karim Julfar, Director of the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Establishments at Dubai Police, reaffirmed that the Humanitarian Care Section continues to operate effectively in supporting various humanitarian cases involving inmates, female inmates and their families, under the guidance of His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, and his assistant for Criminal Investigation Affairs, Expert Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri.

Brigadier Julfar highlighted that the initiatives aim to guarantee full rights and improve inmates' quality of life, in alignment with Dubai Police's strategic directions to enhance security, safety, and community well-being. "Furthermore, these initiatives are in accordance with the state's legislative system and policies and contribute to the promotion of a culture of human rights, regardless of racial or cultural backgrounds."

He praised the efforts of charitable institutions and the humanitarian initiatives of philanthropists who actively engage in communication, seek out humanitarian cases, and assist. "These efforts vividly reflect the values deeply ingrained in Emirati society, characterized by solidarity, tolerance, generosity, and compassion. Additionally, effective and fruitful partnerships between the public and private sectors serve as a means of support for collective humanitarian and community initiatives," he continued. 

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