The UAE Fund for Rehabilitation of Palestinians with Disabilities, financed by the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA), has managed to assist 556 disabled Palestinians to incorporate them into the society, and help them set up sustenance productive projects.
Since the inception of the Fund in 2008, the humanitarian project achieved an unprecedented success. It was appreciated by the Palestinian and international organisations' officials.
Dr Kamal Al Sharafi, Minister for Social Affairs in Palestine, said the project to rehabilitate the disabled people in the Palestinian territories "is the first successful project of its kind that attracts greater number of the disabled people who apply for loans to set up productive projects." He told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in a statement that the RCA has allocated over AED20 million to finance the UAE Fund so as to rehabilitate the people with special needs.
For his part, Iyad Al- Deek, Manager of UAE Fund, said the UAE's support to this project has a positive impact, citing the interest of disabled people to set up the projects that suit their abilities.