DP World donates Dh2m to clothing drive

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DP World donates Dh2m to clothing drive

As part of its community engagement programme, global marine terminals operator DP World has donated Dh2 million to the ‘Clothe One Million Children’ campaign launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Published: Sat 27 Jul 2013, 1:35 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:19 PM

Jamal Majid bin Thaniah, vice-chairman of DP World, presented the cheque to Mohammad Abdullah Al Haj Al Zarouni, Managing Director, UAE Red Crescent Authority, which is coordinating the distribution to children in Bosnia, Yemen, Tanzania and Zanzibar, in addition to Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan, through its international network.

UAE Red Crescent officials started distributing clothes to poor children in India as part of the campaign. — Wam

Mohammed Sharaf, group CEO, DP World; and Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice-president and managing director, DP World UAE Region, were also present.

The high-profile campaign is part of a series of annual Ramadan initiatives launched by Shaikh Mohammed. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: “We are proud to support this humanitarian campaign initiated by His Highness, which embodies the spirit of caring for the underprivileged, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. That the campaign focuses on children, the most vulnerable in society, is particularly important. DP World’s own corporate responsibility activities are shaped and defined by the deep-rooted humanitarian vision of our leaders to bring dignity to all, working in partnership with the communities in which we operate.”

The campaign has already exceeded its initial target of clothing one million underprivileged children and has been extended in response to the overwhelming public support it has received.

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