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CAIRO - 7 March 2023: As the National Alliance for Civil Development Work is scheduled to launch Shoulder to Shoulder initiative on Friday, et combines details of the initiative in this report, based on the statements of the alliance's members.
Goals of initiative
Among the aspects covered under the initiative is securing food needs, as approaching the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during the day, and break their fast by sunset.
Member Essam Abdel Rahman added, during a telephone interview with Extra News, that the coalition is launching the "Shoulder to Shoulder" initiative, through which it aims to launch the largest initiative of its kind to secure the largest possible amount of food needs for the most vulnerable families.
He pointed out that the coalition is working to provide and pack 4 million cartons of foodstuffs for distribution to 4 million Egyptian families from the most vulnerable families in all parts of Egypt.
He stressed that the coalition is a working battalion that works around the clock to plan and follow up on the tight implementation, and a large number of volunteers across the country are exerting effort to achieve the desired goal.
Mahmoud Fouad, a member of the National Alliance for Civil and Development Action, revealed that the "Shoulder in Shoulder" initiative will be launched next Friday, and it scheduled that foodstuffs will be distributed and medical convoys will be carried out in 16 governorates.
Model of Solidarity
Mahmoud Fouad added that the “Shoulder to Shoulder” initiative is a model of solidarity between citizens, as 360,000 food boxes are being targeted, pointing out that the coalition has executive arms on the ground. spread in every village.
"We aim not to repeat aid to the same people, and to target as many places as possible to provide aid to them, as we cover the largest number of villages and reach the beneficiaries," Mahmoud Fouad explained.
Dr. Reda Sukkar, a member of the National Alliance for Civil Development Action, confirmed that Haya Karima Initiative has achieved a great change in all governorates, especially in Minya Governorate.
Dr. Reda Sukkar added, during an interview with the "Al-Hayat Al-Youm" program, with the journalist Muhammad Mustafa Shardy, on Al-Hayat channel, that the National Alliance is the best thing that happened in Egypt, and that every association that used to work alone has withered and now it works in its field.
Dr. Reda Sukkar pointed out that the development witnessed in Minya is great, and there is a great urban development, roads and factories, adding: “after Minya used to have only 10 factories, now it hosts thousands of factories and services on the roads, in addition to great development witnessed in the villages, including infrastructure, hospitals, schools, roads, agriculture and water desalination associations.