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AHG donates 15,000 Iftar meals to needy


Officials of Al Habtoor Group and Tarahum Charity Foundation pose for a picture.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Al Habtoor Group (AHG) donated 15,000 Iftar meals to be distributed to the needy and underprivileged in cooperation with Tarahum Charity Foundation.

The initiative aims at consolidating the spirit of giving during the Holy month of Ramadan and is part of a series of charitable activities undertaken by AHG to help improve the lives of millions of people.

The Iftar meals will be distributed throughout Ramadan, thanks to the efforts of the Tarahum Charity Foundation’s team that distributes around 500 Iftar meals daily till the end of the Holy Month.

Abdul Salam Marzooqi, Director of UAE Affairs and Community Relations at AHG said: “We proceed very carefully to choose our partners in charitable initiatives that we launch in the UAE and abroad. We are perfectly aware of the importance of these initiatives to promote solidarity among community members and give a helping hand to those in need.

“The Iftar meals’ initiative is one of the most important initiatives undertaken by Al Habtoor Group during the Holy Month of Ramadan. AHG cooperates with several parties to distribute meals to the largest number of beneficiaries,” Marzooqi added.

So far this Ramadan, AHG distributed, in cooperation with local associations, 60,000 Iftar meals to low-income and needy families across the Dubai emirate.

Earlier, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor announced a donation of Dhs10 million to the 1 Billion Meals initiative, the largest of its kind in the region to provide food support to the underprivileged and the undernourished, especially children, refugees, displaced persons and those affected by natural disasters and crises.

His contribution to the 1 Billion Meals initiative, which will help in-need communities in 50 countries, will take the form of essential foodstuffs and will be distributed by Al Habtoor Group. The Group will coordinate with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) in cooperation with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the Food Banking Regional Network (FBRN), the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UAE Food Bank, and local charity institutions in beneficiary countries.

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