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Community Development Authority launches relief campaign to support people impacted by heavy rains through Jood platform

Community Development Authority launches relief campaign to support people impacted by heavy rains through Jood platform
23 Apr 2024 17:19


In line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to provide immediate assistance to people impacted by heavy rains, Dubai’s Community Development Authority (CDA) announced the launch of a relief campaign that seeks to facilitate community contributions towards this cause through the CDA’s ‘Jood’ platform.

Launched under the umbrella of the ‘Committee for Assisting Weather-Affected Citizens in Dubai’ that was formed under the directives of Hamdan bin Mohammed, the ‘Tadhamon’ (solidarity) campaign provides an opportunity for private sector entities, businesspeople and members of society to extend their support to help people whose homes and properties were affected following the adverse weather conditions. As a member of the Committee, the CDA seeks to mobilise all available resources to offer diverse forms of support to the community.

The integration of the initiative into the ‘Jood’ digital platform allows for seamless participation and monitoring of the campaign’s progress. Real-time updates on the support requirements and accomplishments will be easily accessible, ensuring maximum benefit for these individuals.

Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Director-General of the Community Development Authority in Dubai, said that the response following the emergency weather event has vividly demonstrated the unity within the Emirati society and its resilience in times of crisis, both at the individual and organisational levels.

“The Authority has received numerous requests for contributions from businesspeople and companies, all eager to lend a helping hand to those affected. Through the launch of the relief campaign on the ‘Jood’ platform, our goal is to streamline the process for community members and companies willing to support those impacted, making it convenient for them to provide financial assistance for damages to properties and homes,” Buhumaid said.

Financial contributions will be directed towards assisting individuals affected by the weather conditions, including those registered with the Community Development Authority, as well as those affected individuals registered with charities, institutions, and participating entities on the ‘Jood’ platform.

The ‘Jood’ platform serves as a pioneering platform for community contributions, inviting companies, businesspeople, institutions and individuals from diverse backgrounds to support the establishment of a robust and proactive social framework for care and empowerment. It is a trusted and approved channel for social responsibility contributions towards healthcare, education and social support programmes. The ‘Jood’ platform strives to achieve transparency and efficiency in harnessing societal contributions from companies while fostering collaboration among relevant authorities to bolster and advance the social sector in Dubai.

The ‘Committee for Assisting Weather-Affected Citizens in Dubai’ is chaired by Omar Bushahab, CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment. Members of the committee include Dubai’s Community Development Authority, Dubai Municipality, the Roads and Transport Authority, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the Department of Economy and Tourism. The committee is tasked with receiving and promptly addressing requests from citizens affected by the recent rains, ensuring that their concerns and needs are handled efficiently and effectively.

Source: WAM
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