The highlight of this leg of the charity drive in Lebanon are the food packages and warm blankets distributed to more than 10,000 families in more than 100 villages, from the north to the south of the country.
Relief has been distributed without discriminating between the target groups’ political sects or affiliations. This latest winter charity drive is only the first stage of the new initiative ‘The Lebanese Fund for a Better Future’, launched by Khalaf Al Habtoor earlier this month, to assist the country which is witnessing a transformative revolution.
The food packages were split up for distribution between regions, with Akkar district receiving the largest share of 3,000 rations. The rest of the packages were distributed between Hrar area, Jabal Al Cheikh, Ekleem Al Ourkoub, Bint Jbeil, West Balbak, Ersal, Tripoli, Dinniyeh, Ketermayeh, Al Werdaniyeh, Al Burjain, Shouf Al Aala, Iqleem At-Tuffah, and Beirut.
Al Habtoor said, "Lebanon and its people have a special place in my heart and the hearts of the people of the UAE and GCC. The citizens of Lebanon are suffering under the weight of the financial crisis, so it is the duty of every human that is able to help them to the best of his or her ability.”