The residents of Dubai stock public refrigerators for the needy during Ramadan

Fridges with free food for those who need to become a city-wide phenomenon of Dubai, serving thousands of people every day of the holy month of Ramadan.

The activist Australian Sumayyah Sayed has launched the not-for-profit Ramadan Sharing Refrigerator initiative last year, stocking a single unit outside of his house, with food and drinks to the poor of the city.

From there it spread through social media to take in more of 170 refrigerators, each visited by hundreds of people every day.

This year the program was run by the Emirates Red Crescent, in collaboration with the organization of non-governmental Open Arms, united arab EMIRATES, to “bring together different members of the community, to share a moment”.

“This is to prove that a small act of kindness can have a positive effect on the lives of other persons both during and beyond the holy month of Ramadan,” wrote the organizers on Facebook.

Ramadan is not over yet