The Red Crescent has received a donation from Microsoft Middle East of over $150,000 for its relief effort for the people of Iraq. The donation is a direct contribution from Microsoft and its employees to the UAERC’s campaign for supporting the Iraqi people and alleviating the humanitarian suffering endured by them in the aftermath of the recent war.
The Microsoft donation would contribute to providing basic health and nutrition requirements of the Iraqi people in general. It will be used to increase the level of medicines and medical aid, as well as ensuring the delivery of food parcels to families throughout various locations in Iraq.
The charitable organization has managed several crucial humanitarian projects in support of the Iraqi people, and sent numerous shipments of clothing, foodstuffs and medicines since the start of the war. Water desalination plants producing up to one million gallons of water per day have just been completed, and plans are ongoing to build five orphanages and a hospital for the handicapped.
Microsoft Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean (GEM) opened its Dubai-based Middle East headquarters office in 1991, since then subsidiaries were opened in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Microsoft GEM was responsible for the company's business in Pakistan, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus and Malta. Since 1999, Microsoft also opened offices in Lebanon, Kuwait and Pakistan and an office in Jordan and Oman.
Microsoft recently refocused their office in Kuwait to become Microsoft North Gulf, acting as a central office that supports Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iraq markets. — (menareport.com)
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