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UAE corporates donate to the victims of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake

Tue 14 Feb 2023    
| 3 min read

Contributions are being made to the registered Turkish authorities and to the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in the UAE.

Dubai: Mahzooz is once more among the first responders to support the humanitarian relief efforts in Turkey and Syria, following the devastating earthquake that hit those countries recently.

Known in the region for its ongoing social and humanitarian contributions, Mahzooz is collaborating with the official Turkish authorities and the Syrian Arab Republic’s Embassy in the UAE to send financial as well as employee-driven in-kind donations, to the earthquake-stricken areas through the official channels.

Also, read – Turkey-Syria Earthquake: Death toll crosses 33,000, World Food Programme provides rations and hot meals to victims

“Homes were destroyed, schools have been crumbled to dust and communication systems have been severely damaged. By providing in-kind donations in the form of essentials to Turkey and cash donations to Syria, we hope for the severely affected families to be able to access the necessities they require, through the on-ground relief agencies, to address their immediate needs,” said Farid Samji, CEO of EWINGS, Managing Operator of Mahzooz.

Mahzooz has previously conducted similar drives, in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent, to support the flood victims in Pakistan in 2022 and the victims of the devastating blast in Beirut in 2020.

The company is dedicated to changing people’s lives not only through its generous weekly prizes but also through its ongoing social contributions, which are made solely through official NGOs and not-for-profit organizations and have impacted the lives of over 8000 direct and indirect beneficiaries.

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil contributes AED1 Million to 1Billion Meals Initiative
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings announced an AED5 million fund donation to the Emirates Red Crescent to join global relief efforts in supporting those affected by the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria last week.

The donation, which was announced on the first day of the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, will be used to support both nations with urgent humanitarian supplies, and medicines, as well as funding relocation efforts for families affected by the natural calamity.

Parts of Turkey and Syria were hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake recently followed by a series of aftershocks, killing more than 34,000 people so far, as per the World Health Organization (WHO) with expectations that the natural disaster could affect up to 23 million people.

The AED5 million donation from Dr. Shamsheer follows the UAE leadership’s support and efforts to extend philanthropic assistance to the earthquake-hit countries, including aid worth over AED 367 million.

“The UAE leadership’s quick response to the disaster in Turkey and Syria demonstrates their unwavering commitment to humanitarian support and causes. The AED 5 million fund donation is part of our ongoing efforts to assist with overall relief work in the quake-hit region. My heart goes out to all affected by the devastating earthquake, and I hope this contribution will support their needs,” said Dr Shamsheer.

The Emirates Red Crescent also expressed appreciation for the generous donation from Dr Shamsheer, noting that it will be used to fund the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in the affected areas. The organization has launched ‘Bridges of Goodness’ campaign to aid the earthquake victims and has urged the community to support it.  

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