UAE delivering Eid clothing to Syrian orphans

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The UAE continues to lend a helping hand to those affected by an earthquake that struck Syria in February.

An Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) team in Latakia governorate is distributing Eid clothes to 60 children, who lost their parents in the disaster.

The initiative is part of the 'Operation Gallant Knight/2' initiated by the UAE Ministry of Defence's Joint Operations Command to support people affected by the quake.

"The ERC is coordinating with the Syrian clothing company XO in Lattakia, Aleppo, Hama, and Homs, to provide apparel gift vouchers as per lists including the names of impacted families, as documented by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent," said Mohamed Khamis Al-Kaabi, the head of the ERC team.  

He added that the UAE's humanitarian arm is targeting 17,000 quake-affected families in various Syrian governorates through its aid projects that also include the distribution of Zakat Al-Fitr to needy families.

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