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Dubai- Faraj Fund has announced that it has successfully completed the release of 100 inmates from the UAE’s penal and correctional institutions during Ramadan in line with its initiatives for the Year of Tolerance.

Since its launch in 2009, the Faraj Fund has helped over 12,000 inmates in penal and correctional institutions from over 50 nationalities. The fund supports families of the incarcerated, who often find themselves in difficult economic circumstances, as they previously relied on the financial support of their provider in prison.

“The fund works with its partners from corporations, institutions and individuals in the UAE enabling the fund to carry out its mission, while also raising awareness within these organisations, and promoting the values of tolerance and giving within the society. Their generous support has also enabled us to unite 100 persons with their families during the Holy Month of Ramadan,” said Dr Nasser L’Khrebani Al Nuaimi, chairman of the board at the fund.