The total number of beneficiaries in the UAE is 100,000, and the number of beneficiaries in 48 other countries is 400,000.
Some 500,000 people in the UAE and abroad have benefited from the meat sacrificial project launched by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) this year. The total number of beneficiaries in the UAE is 100,000, and the number of beneficiaries in 48 other countries is 400,000.
The ERC aims to address the humanitarian crisis of food shortages on four continents by providing sacrificial meat to people in need, especially in remote areas or those displaced by conflict.
During Eid al-Adha, ERC provides support to needy families in the UAE through its centers in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Distribute sacrificial meat with target groups.
Globally, the ERC coordinated the distribution process with several international charities and humanitarian organizations through its offices and UAE embassies. ERC Secretary-General Hamoud Abdullah Junaibi said that the ERC is constantly seeking to increase the number of people in the UAE and abroad who benefit from its meat sacrificial programs and to provide the best services to those in need.
He added that the ERC’s Meat Sacrifice project is implemented annually as part of our strategy to support friendly countries, stressing that the project strengthens the empathy of the UAE community by facilitating responses to humanitarian issues affecting impoverished communities. He further added that the European Research Council has extended the scope of the project to countries affected by disasters and crises with deteriorating humanitarian conditions, especially in Asia and Africa.
ERC’s meat sacrificial projects have been launched in 11 Asian countries including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Nepal, Jordan, Yemen, Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam and Syria. It also covers 26 African countries including Egypt, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Somalia, Comoros, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Cape Verde, Benin , Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Morocco, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger and Togo.
In addition, eight European countries including Georgia, Tajikistan, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Turkey and Kazakhstan are also part of the project. Chile and Argentina in South America also benefited from the project.
During Operation Valiant Rider 2, one of the most important forms of UAE support for the Syrian people under the direction of its wise leadership, the UAE dispatched 186 aircraft and four ships loaded with essential food, medicines and medical supplies as part of the part of its campaign to support the Syrian people. Efforts to strengthen the recovery phase for the benefit of the brotherly Syrian people.
Clothes distributed by ERC delegation as part of Syria’s ‘Eid clothing’ initiative. The initiative helped distribute 11,000 vouchers to 44,000 Syrian earthquake-affected families and cancer patients in Homs, Aleppo, Hama and Latakia governorates.
The move is part of Operation Chevalier/2 launched by the Joint Operations Command of the UAE Ministry of Defense.
These humanitarian initiatives come within the framework of the UAE’s ongoing relief efforts in cooperation with the Syrian authorities and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, aimed at bringing joy and happiness to the Syrian people. The move was aimed at alleviating the suffering of the Syrian people following the earthquake that struck last February.
The Emirates Red Crescent team says it is distributing 4,500 vouchers in Aleppo governorate, 3,500 in Latakia, 1,500 in Homs and 1,500 in Hama . Each coupon is worth 500,000 Syrian pounds ($199), enough for four people, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 44,000.