Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has started distribution of 40,000 food baskets as part of its Ramadan Iftar Programme for eligible households in a large number of Egyptian villages.
Overseen by the UAE Embassy in Cairo, the programme includes the deployment of 1,400 food baskets in Halayeb and Shalateen areas, 2,800 in North and South Sinai, 34,600 across other governorates and 1,200 baskets across Western Desert Oases.
In addition to this effort, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UAE Red Crescent and the Nashwa Foundation held a charity Ramadan iftar to raise donations for refugees around the world.
Public figures, philanthropists, members of the community and media gathered at Al Majlis Tent on Hudayriat Island where they watched a film about humanitarian aid presented by UNHCR.
Speaking about the event, Hossam Shaheen, UNHCR head of private sector partnerships in the MENA region said: “We are honoured to cooperate with the UAE Red Crescent, Nashwa Charity Foundation and Pyramedia group to organise a charity iftar in this blessed month to help the refugees and support poor groups such as the most needy families, especially the widows, the elderly and families caring for orphans. This event is an important opportunity to raise funds and mobilise support for the plight of refugees.”