Under the slogan “Adha: Giving Hope,” URDA is launching the 2021 Al Adha Project, which seeks to provide sacrificial meat portions and Eid clothing to eligible deprived Lebanese families as well as Syrian and Palestinian refugee families in Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Saida, Tyre and Shab’a in the south, as well as North Lebanon, Bekaa, and Aarsal. The total number of sacrifices are expected to reach around 2900 sacrificed sheep and cows which will benefit over 136,000 beneficiaries in various Lebanese regions where families will receive portions of calf and sheep meat at a time when Lebanon is under a severe economic crisis that has prevented most families from including meat on their menus.
URDA’s General Manager, Houssam Al Ghali confirmed that URDA is getting ready in various regions to welcome Eid al-Adha according to pre-prepared lists and currently our teams are doing an antemortem inspection on animals to confirm its fitting to be sacrificed during Eid Al Adha. Al Ghali added that Al-Adha projects are seasonal projects through which the Relief Sector in URDA strives to implement them professionally in coordination with the Lebanese authorities and municipalities in the regions. He also thanked all local and leading international partners that are providing their support for this project, as well as other humanitarian projects throughout the year.
Last year’s Adha project (2020/1441) was carried out within high-quality health conditions and standards while taking the necessary preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19; where meat portions were distributed to around 160,000 deprived beneficiaries of various nationalities across Lebanon during the four days of Eid.