Aramex launches “Support Pakistan”

Aramex launches “Support Pakistan”   

Published on: 8/26/2010 9:19:00 AM  

Dubai, August 25, 2010: Aramex, the global logistics and transportation solutions provider, today announced the launch of “Support Pakistan”, a disaster relief campaign in the UAE. In partnership with Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), its subsidiary Emirates Petroleum Products Company (EPPCO) and Volunteers in Dubai (V.I.D), Aramex will collect donations and extend logistics support to deliver aid to areas of Pakistan affected by the country’s devastating floods, described by the United Nations as the “greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history.” ENOC/EPPCO is partnering with Aramex to support this initiative by providing collection points at major service stations across the UAE from August 26 to September 5, 2010. New clothes, blankets, tinned and packed foods, kerosene stoves and lamps, torches and any type of corrugated sheet (plastic, fiber or steel) for temporary roofing are all welcome at Aramex collection points. Support Pakistan

 

Saeed Abdullah Khoory, ENOC Group Chief Executive said, “We are delighted to provide support to the Aramex “Support Pakistan” campaign, which complements our corporate social responsibility program and strong tradition of partnering in humanitarian initiatives across the world. Through collective action, each member of society can contribute towards lessening the suffering of the people of Pakistan.” “Support Pakistan” is also being carried out in partnership with Volunteer in Dubai (V.I.D.), an initiative aimed at supporting a wide range of activities by matching individual and corporate volunteers with those most in need of their support. “With approximately 20 million people affected by these floods, there is an urgent need to extend support to the people of Pakistan. In line with its commitment to support communities in such difficult times, Aramex will use its logistics expertise and network to facilitate the collection and transportation of aid to the people of Pakistan,” said Raji Hattar, Aramex Chief Sustainability Officer. Traditionally, Aramex’s logistics network has helped people in disaster-afflicted areas around the world, including in Pakistan, where the company earlier supplied aid to those affected by the country’s 2005 earthquake. More recently, Aramex initiated the “Deliver Hope to Gaza” relief campaign in 2008 and 2009. For a full list of drop-off locations, donations accepted, and ways to volunteer please visit: www.aramex.org or call +971 600 544000.

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