Filipinos in Dubai get Dh19 million cash assistance

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Around 26,900 Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates have received Dh730 each as COVID-19 assistance from the Philippine government. The total amount disbursed as of February 16 was around Dh19,637,000, according to figures from the Philippine Overseas Labour Office — Dubai (POLO-Dubai).

The breakdown of beneficiaries include 26,600 recipients of the one-time cash assistance programme sourced from the Abot Kamay Ang Pagtulong (AKAP) for OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) of the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE); and 321 OWWA (Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration) members who were COVID-19 survivors.

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