UAE consulate in Barcelona launches iftar project

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Abu Dhabi, June 6 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Consulate General in Barcelona has launched an iftar project, funded by UAE charities to support underprivileged Muslims in the Catalonia region during the fasting month of Ramadan.

The project, the largest in the region, is supported by Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Emirates Red Crescent, Human Appeal International, Dubai Charity Association and Sharjah Charity International.

The aim is to distribute 62 tonnes of food to some 5,000 Muslim families at mosques and Islamic centres in the region’s four cities.

The Catalonia region’s 540,000 Muslims account for 7 per cent of Spain’s Muslim population.

The UAE Consul General in Barcelona, Salim Rashid Al Owais, oversaw preparations for the project.

During the distribution of aid, he joined representatives of the region’s Muslim community.

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