- The initiative includes ten major hospitals, exceeding $2million-
- Total aid given by Al Habtoor to date since the Beirut explosion exceeds $3million
In a personal initiative, Emirati businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor has provided emergency medical aid to several Lebanese hospitals.
As a stepping stone, and in implementation of his plan to help Lebanon and the Lebanese, following the massive explosion in the port of Beirut that caused widespread destruction to a large number of neighbourhoods, buildings and hospitals; medical aid was distributed to the most damaged Lebanese hospitals and they were provided with life-saving equipment and basic health care amenities.
Medical equipment and tools, which value exceeds two million dollars, were distributed to the affected hospitals in various regions under the supervision of Judge Sheikh Khaldoon Oraimet, Head of the Islamic Center for Studies and Media in Lebanon. The hospitals included: Haroun, Al-Makassed, Al-Mashreq, Rizk, Rafic Hariri Hospital, Hotel Dieu, Jesus Heart Hospital, Saint Charles, Wardieh and Al-Maounat Hospital Jbeil.
Sheikh Oraimet praised this qualitative initiative, saying, “Al Habtoor represents generosity, humanity and kindness. Mr Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor hopes that no person in need should be returned disappointed and no patient to be rejected from hospital doors.”
He added: “Lebanon and its people have always had a privileged place in the heart of Al Habtoor, and this charitable campaign is only the first phase of a multi-pronged aid plan aimed at providing a helping hand to those affected in Lebanon amid the acute economic crisis afflicting the country.”
In a second step, Al Habtoor has allocated more than $1million to restore a number of houses damaged by the explosion in Achrafieh and its surrounding area, in collaboration with Ground 0. The number of homes included in this initiative is close to 160 damaged homes at this stage.
It is noteworthy that Khalaf Al Habtoor has made generous contributions to Lebanon in various forms over the past decade. The latest being in December of 2019, where he supported more than 11,000 families in 100 Lebanese villages with food packages and warm blankets. He also built the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital Hrar, North Lebanon, among other initiatives.