Imprisonment and a fine of 200,000 dirhams are the penalty for illegal donations in the UAE

A public warning was issued by the Ministry of Community Development in the UAE that imprisonment and a fine starting from 200,000 dirhams and up to 500,000 dirhams are the penalty for violating donations in the UAE.

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In the United Arab Emirates, the penalty for making unlawful donations is two years in prison and a fine of 200,000 dirhams.

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Ministry of Community Development has issued a public warning that the penalty for breaking donations in the UAE is jail as well as a fine starting at 200,000 dirhams and going up to 500,000 dirhams. The maximum sentence is 500,000 dirhams.

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Banned donation ads in the UAE

Donation solicitation advertising are not allowed in the UAE, The Ministry of Community Development has established two fundamental conditions for legal accountability for the infringement of the law regulating fundraising. These criteria include the announcement of the collection through various means of publication, as well as the omission of the beneficiary of the donation. If any of these criteria are met, the Ministry of Community Development will be held legally accountable. Licensed but prohibited advertisements for fundraising purposes that breach the restrictions and also set conditions for the giveaway of food and medicine.

Conditions for food and medicine donations in the UAE

Donations of food and medicine are subject to the following guidelines in the UAE: And she affirmed that it is not allowed under any circumstances to collect any sums of money in the name of donations, and it is prohibited to collect food or drug samples, unless it is done in accordance with the conditions of the law, such as their validity period of no less than six months from the date that they were received, and to ensure that they are transported and stored in conditions that guarantee the preservation of the substance. Both of these restrictions apply in the same manner. On it, it emphasizes the necessity of conducting fund-raising activities through licensed institutions and organizations, the names of which have been published on the website of the ministry.

Warning against fundraising fraud

Caution should be taken to avoid fraudulent fundraising, She emphasized the role of the law in protecting individuals and society from crimes committed in the name of humanitarian duty and in providing support to the needy. This is especially important in light of the fact that a number of citizens have been victimized by fraud over the past few years as a result of their sympathy for insincere and illegal humanitarian appeals. She emphasized the role of the law in protecting individuals and society from crimes committed in the name of humanitarian duty. authorized to solicit, accept, and remit charitable contributions.

List of entities licensed to donate in the Emirates

A listing of organizations that have been granted permission to donate in the Emirates, The number of entities currently licensed to collect donations in the country, which can be defined as entities whose laws, decrees or establishment decisions allow them to collect, receive and provide donations, is about 50 entities, listed on the Ministry of Community Development’s website, and the list of those entities includes: Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Foundation Nahyan Humanitarian Works, Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works, the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, the Community Contributions Authority “Together”, the Emirates Suqia Foundation, the Noor Dubai Foundation, the Dubai Cares Foundation, the Al Jalila Foundation, the Dar Al Ber Association, the Beit Al Khair Association, and the Dubai Charity, the Compassionate Charity Foundation, the Sharjah Charitable Society, the Sharjah Charity House Foundation, the Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Charitable Foundation, the International Charitable Works Authority, the Al Ihsan Charitable Society, the Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla Foundation for Humanitarian and Charitable Works, the Umm Al Quwain Charitable Society, and the Saqr Bin Saqr Foundation. The Mohammed Al Qasimi for Charitable and Humanitarian Works, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Educational Charitable Foundation, the Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Foundation for Humanitarian Works, and the Fujairah Charitable Society, in addition to some government agencies and bodies, such as the Zakat Fund, the Endowments and Minors' Affairs Foundation, and the Abu Dhabi Center for Sheltering Victims of Violence and Human Trafficking, And Khalifa University.

Penalties for donation violations in the UAE

Donation laws that are broken in the UAE might result in severe punishments, According to the law, anyone who commits any act during the collection, acceptance, or provision of donations that would harm public order, national security, or public morals shall be punished by imprisonment and a fine of at least 20l disagreements, or any illegal purpose, in line with the legislation that is currently in effect in the country, and the penalty is doubled in the event of recidivism in this particular offense.

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