file pic of bridges of giving event at ADNEC on Feb 11
File photo of volunteers at Bridges of Giving relief effort at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi last month Image Credit: Twitter/@admediaoffice

Dubai: Residents have been invited to help assemble food parcels in Dubai on Monday for communities affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The event will take place at Arena Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, from 9am to 6pm.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, rallied for the cause on his Twitter account ahead of the community effort, saying: "Since the era of Zayed, the UAE has been a beacon of compassion, spreading its message of kindness and generosity worldwide."

The latest community effort comes as part of the ongoing ‘Bridges of Giving’ relief campaign in the UAE for victims of the quakes, which occurred over a month ago.

Emirates Red Crescent, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and UAE Aid are collaborating in organising Monday’s event in Dubai.

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The efforts are also part of the wider ‘Operation Gallant Knight/2’ of the UAE to provide assistance to the affected people in Turkey and Syria.