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    Chechen Charity Fund to Distribute 120 Tonnes of Food for Poor in Damascus

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    The Chechen Ahmat Kadyrov Charity Foundation plans to distribute 120 metric tons of food to shelters for the poor in Damascus, the foundation's vice president, Ziyad Sabsabi, said Tuesday.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — According to Sabsabi, the Russian Reconciliation Center, headquartered at the Hmeymim air base, will participate in the program by distributing food in the provinces of Latakia and Homs.

    "Twenty thousand dinner portions and 5,000 breakfast portions are distributed daily in poor districts and shelters. In the coming days, we will distribute 120 tonnes of food (10,000 boxes, 12 kilograms each)," Sabsabi told RIA Novosti, adding that there are more than 250 volunteers engaged in the program.

    Earlier, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov pledged to provide meals for Syrians during the Muslim holy month, Ramadan.

     

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