Published: 2018-12-12 16:02
Last Updated: 2018-12-12 16:34
Under the guidance of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafrah region, west of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA), UAE ensured on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to pay the debts of more than 500 Jordanian women, who have been prosecuted for failing to pay their debts and are threatened to be sent to prison.
Sheikh Hamdan’s directives are part of a framework to boost the Red Crescent through the "Year of Giving" initiative which is part of a humanitarian and social gesture, and which is based on objectives that the RCA seeks to achieve by providing assistance to those in need in various Arab and Islamic countries.
In cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development and other authorities, a delegation from the RCA visited Amman to oversee the implementation of Sheikh Hamdan’s directives, follow up on debt payment procedures and expedite the termination of legal proceedings against beneficiaries of the initiative.
The delegation pointed out that the initiative seeks to achieve a number of good intentions, including relieving the women from debt, provide them with the opportunity to rejoin society with optimism and hope.
The RCA is charged with implementing Sheik Hamdan’s directives and has already started paying the debts off.
According to the Emirates News Agency "WAM", Jordan welcomed this initiative and responsible authorities expressed their full readiness to cooperate with the RCA to complete the procedures.