Aramex is committed to assisting communities affected by emergencies and natural disasters. Being a comprehensive transportation and logistics solutions company, we understand how vital our role is in assisting with disaster relief. Therefore, we mobilize our employees and prepare our infrastructure to respond in duly manner.
In March 2013, a fire in Kaymandi, Stellenbosch in South Africa left almost 4,000 people displaced. The Aramex team mobilized their networks and managed to provide 8 tons of blankets, clothes and groceries in aid.
Early in November of this year, Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippians and resulted in widespread devastation. In response, Aramex partnered with International Medical Corps (IMC), a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Aramex employees pledged amounts from their salaries to IMC to provide on the ground relief to the victims of the typhoon. The donations were matched by Aramex as well as an anonymous donor to reach a total of USD 56,322.
Global-Marginalized and impoverished communities
Clothes for Compassion
The Landmark Group and the Oasis Center led a one-month campaign across Dubai to collect clothes and donate them to marginalized communities. Aramex was the logistics partner for the campaign. A dedicated group of 50 employees from our operations teams participated in sorting and packing 13 tons of donated clothes, and shipping them to the partner NGOs.
Hussein Wehbe, Aramex UAE Country Manager: “Logistics and transportation are crucial to any aid and relief operations and given that it is our core business, we are well positioned to help this cause. Our collaboration with Oasis Center stems from our shared values on creating better engagement opportunities between the private sector and citizens to help communities – both locally and abroad”