In Photos: Decent Life sends food and medical convoys to Upper Egypt's Qena, Aswan

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Dec 2021

The Decent Life Foundation (DLF) has sent food and medical convoys - carrying up to 7,000 food boxes as well as comprising specialised medical teams that provide free tests and treatment to needy citizens - to Aswan and Qena governorates in Upper Egypt.

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The convoys were organised by the Decent Life Foundation (DLF) in cooperation with the Egyptian Food Bank, a statement by the DLF said on Friday.

The DLF's field team distributed 5,000 food boxes to five villages in Waqf township in Qena, including 2,000 boxes to the Al-Marashda village, 1,200  to the Waqf village, 1,000 to the Qalamina village, and 800 boxes to the Al-Abal and Al-Hamoudi.

The team also distributed 2,000 food boxes to the Gharb Suhail village in Aswan.

The DLF also dispatched a convoy of 10 medical teams to the Al-Marashda village to provide free examination and treatment of various illnesses as well as coronavirus tests.

The medical convoy – sent in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Population – comprised a host of medical specialties, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, and pediatricians.

Decent Life, meaning Hayah Karima in Arabic, comprises a series of countryside-focused national infrastructure projects.

The initiative was first launched in 2019 by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi who tasked the Ministry of Social Solidarity with developing Egypt’s poorest 1,000 villages.

In December 2020, El-Sisi expanded the initiative to include another 4,500 villages within the framework of the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt's Vision 2030.

The foundation regularly sends food and medical convoys to various governorates to help needy citizens nationwide.

In November, the DLF sent aid convoys to Aswan to help citizens affected by heavy rain and flooding that hit the southern Egyptian governorate and caused the collapse of tens of homes and the death of three citizens.

It also distributed batches of appliances and furniture to afflicted families.

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