Like many, I have searched for the meaning of life and the secret to happiness. As I grew to know myself, I discovered that helping others brings deep peace and joy to my soul. I started engaging in giving back activities at an early age, and I always made sure to lend a hand to anyone who needs it.
More than $11 million worth of critical medical supplies transported in wake of explosion
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/—More than 60 tons of critical aid will offer needed relief to medical personnel in Beirut, Lebanon. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) transported the emergency supplies via a dedicated charter flight to help health facilities responding after a deadly explosion ripped through the city earlier this month, putting significant strain on the medical system.
"It's a big list. A lot of stuff was blown up," said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe. "Like in any tragedy, it's important that they know that people are pulling for them not just objectifying their suffering."
On Thursday, Tighe and his team received confirmation from FedEx CEO, Fred Smith, that the corporation would donate one of its cargo planes to deliver the aid. Trucks will haul the 80,000 pound shipment from the Santa Barbara warehouse to FedEx headquarters in Memphis, TN. From there, the aid will be flown to Lebanon.
Every day begins the same for Marah, a 12-year-old girl living in Beirut. “At 8 o'clock, I have my breakfast. I spend some time with my family, while they are having their coffee. Then I prepare myself for school and I prepare my bag,” she says.
It’s a daily schedule typical by school children the world over, and yet to Marah it feels more like a privilege.
In Lebanon, Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the nongovernmental organization Save the Children to provide refugees displaced by the crisis in Syria with access to early childhood development services.
Of 21st Century Fox's combined 103 nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards, five belong to He Named Me Malala, the powerful documentary from Fox Searchlight and National Geographic chronicling the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.
by by Guest Blogger Hani Raad, Cisco General Manager of Iraq and Levant
With a harsh winter hitting Lebanon and the urge from Cisco’s Lebanon-based employees to take action in support of the Syrian refugee crisis, the idea of a “Syrian Refugees Fund” was born. Over the last three months, Cisco employees have raised funds to provide packages of clothing for over 170 children in the country, serving as global problem solvers for those in need of clothing, medicine and support.
Novartis will provide medicines for high blood pressure and diabetes
Syrian refugees in Lebanon suffering from chronic diseases face difficulties accessing diagnosis, medicines and ongoing care. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Novartis are partnering to improve care and treatment for the most vulnerable population in Lebanon. The objective is to establish a blueprint for improving diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for refugees, as well as members of their Lebanese host families, who suffer from chronic diseases.
The 2016 FIRST® LEGO® League Arabia Open will be held this weekend at the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon and in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton. More than 50 teams of children from eight Arab countries compete in this year’s 'TRASH TREK Challenge', working to find solutions to the world’s waste problem.