The Support and Guidance Committee of the Religious Affairs Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine revealed the amount of material support provided to those who responded to the holy defense fatwa during the year 2020, is more than 120 million dinars that were distributed to most operation districts, despite the exceptional health situation and the repercussions of the Corona pandemic and the cessation of the committee work for more than three months, but it remained continuous with its approach supporting this heroic group of fighters and providing them with the foodstuffs, mattresses, blankets, and other necessary supplies that they need within the available capabilities.
This is what was confirmed by the committee’s official, Sheikh Haider Al-'Aredhi, to the al-Kafeel network, adding: “Since the launch of the holy defense fatwa, the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine had a wide presence on the battlefields, through the Support and Guidance Committee that was formed during that period, and allocated funds to equip the heroes in the battlefields with all that they need. "
He indicated: “The provided support included the Popular Mobilization fighters and the security forces, and the total of what was spent was more than 120 million dinars. And if conditions permitted it, the amount would have been greater than that, as a result of the health situation and imposing a curfew that led to our delay in performing our duties. On the other hand, we started another humanitarian initiative, which is to support the poor and needy families who were affected as a result of this health situation, and we will announce the sums provided during that period within the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine initiative (Marji'iyyah solidarity).
He concluded by saying: “The support requirements are provided through sub-committees affiliated with us in a number of governorates, which communicate with the operation districts, visit the fighters on the ground and meet with them to see their conditions, while giving some recommendations and advice and holding some activities.”