By Enock Akonnor firstname.lastname@example.org
Emirates Red Crescent; a relief and aid agency of United Arab Emirates has donated cows for distribution to the vulnerable of Asokore Mampong Municipality.
They were slaughtered and shared among 1000 households on Wednesday 28th June 2023 at Parkoso by the leadership of Al-Khairiya Organization; a Ghana based agency.
The gesture falls under a project dubbed “Al-Adahi Project” and was carried out at the time Muslims were celebrating Eid al-Ahdha; an Islamic feast of sacrifice which is the second and the largest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam.
Mohammed Bun Bida Public Relations Officer for Al-Khairiya Organisation said the support fell in line with one the tenets of Islamic religion i.e giving to the poor and needy in society.
“Eid al-Ahdha is a moment we have to remember and support the poor and needy in society by way of giving.
Considering their poor economic status, it think it is prudent to support them with this food item.
Doing that puts a smile on their faces and makes them feel part of the society”
Mohammed Bun Bida admonished the well-to-do institutions and individuals to do same so as to ease the burden on the vulnerable.
He indicated that the aside the above, the agency assists Muslims with food items during during the period of Ramadan and has provided various forms of support to individuals and communities since 2013.
Among them include scholarship, putting up of developmental projects in communities, provision of health facilities etc.
ABOUT EMIRATE’S RED CRESCENT
The UAE Red Crescent is the UAE’s main relief and aid agency.
Besides humanitarian assistance, it implements developmental and reconstruction projects.
UAE Red Crescent Authority was established on 31/01/1983 and gained the international recognition as a member of the International Federation of Red Crescent and Red Cross on 08/27/1986.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan took the position of the Chairman of the Board of the Red Crescent in 1986, and then took the position of the Chairman of the Authority in 1993, which gave impetus to the efforts of the human Authority.
In 1997, the role of the Authority had been enhanced by the acceptance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, for the position of the honorary president of the UAE Red Crescent.
In 2001, the UAE Red Crescent had been selected as the second best humanitarian Autjority at the level of the continent of Asia.