DAKAR, 20th June, 2016 (WAM) – The Dubai Charity Association, under the supervision of the UAE’s Embassy in the Republic of Senegal, has distributed Ramadan food parcels as part of the Iftar Project, which covers 18 countries around the world.

More than 500 food parcels, weighing 25 kg containing sugar, oil, rice, Senegalese couscous, funded by the Dubai Charity Association have been distributed.

The distribution ceremony was attended by Ali Al Marzouki, Advisor at UAE’s Embassy in Senegal and Mayor of Gdwaa in the suburbs of Senegalese Capital Dakar, and a number of sheikhs and religious clerics.

Hundreds of poor and needy families who benefited from the assistance, expressed their gratitude to the Dubai Charity Association for the generous assistance to the Senegalese people every year during the holy month of Ramadan.

The list of countries, where the Dubai Charity Association implements the Iftar Project, includes Ghana, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Mali, Cambodia, Uganda, Sudan, India, Senegal, Benin, Gambia and Togo, Nigeria, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Guinea Conakry and China.

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