A range of food donation drives were organised during this year’s Holy Month of Ramadan by global trade enabler DP World across its network to benefit more than 120,000 people in the UAE, Senegal, Indonesia, Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Mozambique and Republic of Somaliland.
They included the distribution of 34 tonnes of dates to schools and businesses in Djibouti and the Republic of Somaliland provided by the Dar Al Ber Society in Dubai; a traditional Iftar or Ramadan fast-breaking meal for 200 orphans and the distribution of 700 food packs every day for three weeks in Surabaya, Indonesia; delivery of food to over 6,000 underprivileged children at eight schools in Senegal; the distribution of food parcels to remote areas of Djazair, Algeria; distribution of 1,000 bags of groceries to the underprivileged in Sokhna, Egypt; and a food donation drive to a home for the elderly in Maputo, Mozambique.
In the UAE, DP World ran a Ramadan Iftar Programme that provided 3,000 meals every day for workers, an Iftar for the elderly, Eid gifts for children at the Dubai Foundation for Women & Children and a clothes and food donation drive at its Head Office.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: “We’re proud of the work of our people to support local communities in countries where we operate, and the food and clothes donation initiatives during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
“Taking the lead from the UAE’s founding President, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a country’s people are their most important asset and we’re committed to building vibrant, secure and resilient societies as part of our ongoing strategy to build sustainability into every aspect of our work. Such efforts also reflect the UAE’s reputation for delivering continued assistance to other nations, established by our past and present leaders.”