Dubai, UAE – Dar Al Ber Society, committed to vulnerable people wherever they are, has sponsored up to 4,948 new orphans in 22 countries worldwide last year.

Those are part of over 30,000 orphans already under the Dubai-based Society sponsorship, according to Hashem Al Hashemi, Acting Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society.

“The list of new orphans sponsored in 2017 included some in eight Arab countries, spanning Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Egypt, Palestine, Mauritania, and the UAE.”

These are added to 11 African countries, including Togo, Mali, Senegal, Burundi, Uganda, Niger, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Ghana, and Tanzania, he added. “These are apart from three Asian countries; India, China, and the Philippine.”

Al Hashemi said the Society gives special attention to the orphans in its regular programs, activities and plans in pursuance to the teachings of Islam, and in line with the policy, vision and directives of the prudent leadership.”

Hussain Murad Al Balooshi, Manager of the Orphans and Families Sponsorship Department in the Society, said official records show that Dar Al Ber sponsored some 2,662 orphans in the listed Arab countries last year.

“These included 117 orphans in the UAE, 2,013 in African countries, and 273 in Asia.”