UAE offers aid to 600 Palestinian orphans

Jericho (Palestine), Aug 31 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' Human Appeal International - UAE (HAI) has provided a financial aid of 270,000 dirhams ($73,500) to 600 families of orphan children it sponsors.

The aid was given to the families in the presence of Jericho city's governor Majid al-Feytani.

Ibrahim Rashid, director of HAI office in Palestine's West Bank, said the orphan sponsoring project provides a safety net for 20,000 Palestinian families at a total annual value of $ 10 million.

--IANS/WAM

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