ABU DHABI, 16th May, 2019 (WAM) — UAE embassies and consulates are continuing to supervise the implementation of Iftar projects in several countries during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The UAE Embassy in Wellington launched the first stage of its Iftar project in several cities across New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, to provide food parcels to the underprivileged and organise Iftars, funded by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Sharjah Charity International, and the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation.
Ahmed Salem Al Zuraim Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to New Zealand and Non-Resident Ambassador to Fiji, said that the project coincides with the UAE’s declaration of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, affirming that the UAE is leading efforts to promote fraternity, religious solidarity and mutual respect, as per the legacy of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
He also explained that such projects highlight the UAE’s social vision and its regional and international humanitarian role while affirming that the embassy in Wellington has adopted related plans and programmes for the third consecutive year in the Pacific region.
The UAE Consulate in Pakistan distributed Ramadan food baskets, provided by the ERC, to members of the “Dar Ul Sukoon Centre for Special Needs and Orphan Children” in Karachi, during the visit of Dr. Salem Al Khadim Al Dhanhani, Consul-General of the UAE, and members of the consulate.
Local officials thanked the UAE for prioritising people of determination and poor families while praising its charitable and humanitarian efforts to strengthen the spirit of solidarity among the entire community.
The UAE Embassy in Senegal distributed 15 tonnes of dates, supervised by Mohammed Ali bin Ailan, Charge D’Affaires of the UAE Embassy in Senegal, as a donation from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It also distributed 8,000 food baskets in five countries in West Africa containing basic food supplies, funded by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, the ERC, the Ahmad bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Dubai Charity Association, the Dar Al Ber Society and Sharjah Charity International.
The Ramadan aid initiative in the African continent aims to support indigent families in Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde and the Ivory Coast.
The UAE Embassy in Denmark also distributed Ramadan baskets to families residing in the Danish refugee centre in Aunstrup, which is managed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, in cooperation with the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.