DUBAI, -- � Dar Al Ber Society, DABS, committed to philanthropic work locally and abroad, has launched a relief campaign to help 5,000 families hit by recent floods in Sudan.

The relief drive, held under the sponsorship of Hassabo Mohamed Abdel Rahman, the Second Vice President of Sudan, stands at around AED2,400,000.

Khalfan Khalifa Al Mazrouie, Chairman of the Dar Al Ber Society, paid tribute to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for their unceasing support to the relief and humanitarian campaigns the charity societies in the UAE launch worldwide.

"Such drives are in line with our Islamic principles, and truly reflect the thorough policy and mission of the country and exemplary vision of the UAE's prudent leadership as begun by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan."

A high-profile delegation from Dar Al Ber paid a visit to the Sudan over the last few days to run the campaign, follow up on its procedures, and make sure that everything was in order.

The delegation, presided over by Abdullah Ali bin Zayed, the executive director of Dar Al Ber, included Imran Mohammed Abdullah, head of charity projects, Mohammed Suhail Al Muhairi, head of community service sector, Abdulkareem Jaafar, projects manager, Alawi Sharif and Ahmed Al Hammadi.

"Basic relief materials and heavy winter clothes were contributed under the campaign launched last week to 5,000 families hit by the floods in six states, including Khartoum, Al Jazeera, the River Nile, Sennar, Blue Nile, and East Darfur", bin Zayed said.

The delegation expressed their appreciation to the Sudanese Vice-President for sponsoring the relief campaign, and the UAE embassy support.

Source: Emirates News Agency