Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has successfully implemented its sacrificial meat project, benefiting approximately 500,000 individuals both within the UAE and abroad. In the UAE alone, around 100,000 people received assistance, while an additional 400,000 beneficiaries were located across 48 other countries.
The primary objective of the ERC’s initiative is to address the critical issue of food scarcity, particularly in regions affected by conflicts or remote areas lacking adequate resources. During the occasion of Eid Al Adha, the ERC distributed sacrificial meat to underprivileged families and targeted groups across various locations in the UAE, including Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.
On a global scale, the ERC coordinated with international charities and humanitarian organizations, utilizing its offices and UAE embassies to carry out the distribution process. The aim was to expand the reach of the project and ensure the maximum number of individuals in need were supported.
Mr. Hamoud Abdullah Al Junaibi, the Secretary-General of the ERC, expressed the organization’s commitment to continually increasing the project’s impact, both domestically and internationally, in order to provide the best possible services to those in need. Mr. Al Junaibi emphasized that the sacrificial meat project is a crucial component of the ERC’s strategy to support friendly nations, while also instilling compassion within the Emirati community and fostering a response to humanitarian challenges faced by disadvantaged populations.
The ERC has extended the scope of the project to countries that have experienced disasters and crises, exacerbating their humanitarian situations. This includes various nations in Asia, such as Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Nepal, Jordan, Yemen, the Philippines, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Syria, as well as 26 African countries like Egypt, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Somalia, Comoros, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Cape Verde, Benin, Chad, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Morocco, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, and Togo.
Furthermore, the project has reached eight European countries, namely Georgia, Tajikistan, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Turkey, and Kazakhstan, as well as Chile and Argentina in South America.