HM King Mohammed VI gives His instructions for the Launch of the Food Distribution Operation “Ramadan 1442”

which will benefit three million people (600,000 households nationwide including 459,504 from rural areas), Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity announced on Tuesday

HM, King of Morocco, Mohammed VI has given His instructions for the launch of the 22nd edition of  charity operation  “Ramadan 1442”, which will benefit three million people (600,000 households nationwide including 459,504 from rural areas), Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity announced on Tuesday.

“In application of the High Royal Instructions, the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity has mobilized for the implementation and launch of food support for vulnerable and destitute populations”, said the Foundation in a press release, the Aid distribution will kick off on the first day of the holy month.

Initiated in 1999, this large-scale solidarity operation is still on track despite the context of health emergency, underlines the press release.

In this time of pandemic, national solidarity and mutual aid are essential to relieve modest families weakened by the socio-economic impacts of the health crisis, added the same source.

The operation, organized with the financial support of the Ministry of the Interior (General Directorate of Local Authorities) and the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs, is based on food support consisting of seven food products (10 kilograms of flour, 5 liters of vegetable oil, 4 kg of sugar, 1 kg of lentils, 1 kg of vermicelli, 850 grams of tomato paste and 250 grams of tea) and will help to alleviate the weight of the food needs related to the holy month of Ramadan, clarified the Foundation.

This 22nd edition is indeed marked by an implementation mechanism that obeys the security provisions decreed by the local authorities.

Various health risk prevention measures have been adopted at the level of the local monitoring committees in order to ensure the health and safety of the populations. These include the disinfection of supply centers, food baskets and transport vehicles, physical distancing, reduction of dedicated human numbers and direct delivery of aid.

The heads of beneficiary households (widows, the elderly, people with disabilities and people living in precarious situations), identified by the provincial committees supervised by the Ministry of the Interior, are informed upstream by the Caïdats for the distribution of door to door food.

To this end, special logistics will be deployed in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior in order to avoid the displacement of beneficiaries.

It will involve, in small teams in the field, the local authorities, the regional directorates of the National Mutual Aid, the Royal Gendarmerie as well as  social workers of the General Directorate of Social Services.

 

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