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Sharjah charity gives Dh11m to poor families

SHARJAH // More than Dh11 million worth of humanitarian aid was offered to poor or low-income families in the first quarter of this year, Sharjah Charity Society has announced.

Abdullah Sultan bin Khadam, of the SCS board, said that monthly financial assistance totalled Dh3.4 million, adding rent instalments worth Dh1.7 million were paid to more than 200 families.

Almost Dh2 million was spent on surgeries for 150 patients suffering from heart, kidney, liver and cancer diseases, while Dh700,000 was spent on treating 130 people.

Other contributions included Dh500,000 worth of tuition fees to 140 university students, and more than 100 school pupils were offered a total of Dh755,000.

Meanwhile, Dh430,000 worth of assistance was given to 159 prisoners who had been released.

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(via The National)