The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation provides food parcels and iftar meals to families in Sidon. Wam
The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation provides food parcels and iftar meals to families in Sidon. Wam

Ramadan aid distributed to families in south Lebanon



BEIRUT // The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) have distributed food to families in Sidon, in southern Lebanon.

The Khalifa Fund supplied food parcels to more than 6,000 Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian families in Sidon, in coordination with the humanitarian and development aid office of the UAE embassy in Beirut, reported the state news agency, Wam.

The ERC distributed 200 iftar meals to more than 200 needy families in Sidon.

The aid is part of a comprehensive programme to provide Ramadan food assistance in 65 countries around the world.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

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