55 tonnes of relief goods collected for war victims

DUBAI — Some 55 tonnes of relief materials including tinned food, bottled water, medicines, blankets and tents were collected for Lebanon’s war victims during an Open Day organised by the Dubai-based Kerala Youth Cultural Club (KYCC).

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 22 Aug 2006, 9:12 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:15 PM

The event, organised in association with the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS), was held at the Salahaddin Sports Club in Al Mamzar on Friday. It attracted hundreds of visitors who brought relief materials and took time to tour a large collection of war photographs and newspaper clippings They also scribbled anti-war messages on a large canvas displayed in the hall. The packed materials have been sent to Beirut on an RCS ship from Abu Dhabi.

Fahad AbdulRahman, manager, RCS’ Dubai office, said the event organised by the KYCC was a commendable examples of co-operation between the RCS and different communities in the country for helping the victims of war, disasters and natural calamities. “We at Red Crescent are extremely pleased with the people’s response,” he said.

Faraha Al Khatib, Vice Consul of the Lebanese Consulate in Dubai, and also Lieutenant Mohammed Abdullah Al Obaidaly, head of Human Rights Section at Dubai Central Prison, Dubai Police, highly commended the initiative.

The Open Day was also attended by Hamza Abbas, Chief Editor, Gulf, Madhyamam newspaper and Abdullah Shahdad, manager Salahaddin Sports Club.

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