Sharjah Coop and Arada have supervised the preparations of a humanitarian support package for the people of Beirut, as a result of the devastating explosion that took place in the Lebanese capital’s port recently. Following the call from HH Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of The Ruler of Sharjah, Arada has a made a cash donation to the ‘Salam Beirut’ initiative, which is aimed at providing medical aid, food and water supplies to victims of the catastrophe.
The Salam Beirut initiative is being organized by The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), which is mobilizing on-ground relief support in Beirut and assessing how best to provide assistance.
Support package involves the transport of 65 tons of food to Beirut, in partnership with Sharjah Cooperative Society and Emirates Red Crescent. In total, 2,000 ‘Hope Donation’ boxes containing a wide range of essential food items such as rice, flour, pasta, tinned vegetables and sugar have been prepared and shipped to Lebanon. Altogether, the boxes contain 54,000 food items.