Expatriates, social workers volunteer for relief efforts

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  • Date: 13-Oct-2021
  • Source: Muscat Daily
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Oman
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Expatriates, social workers volunteer for relief efforts

Muscat – When tropical cyclone Shaheen struck the sultanate on October 3, the devastation it caused called for solidarity and voluntary activities to help the affected. This past week, hundreds of volunteers from different social organisations have come together to aid in clean-up and relief efforts in areas and communities left reeling after the cyclone. Working in collaboration with the Indian Embassy in Muscat, volunteers of organisations including Kairali, Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, Indian/Islamic Cultural Foundation and Overseas Indian Cultural Congress offered assistance in restoring roads, houses and schools in Suwaiq, Khabourah, Mussanah and Bidayah. The volunteers distributed breakfast, lunch and dinner packets, bottled water and blankets among affected families. Volunteers also helped clean and retore the campus of Indian School Muladha, which was damaged as a result of strong winds and heavy rains in the area. “Since the morning after the cyclone, hundreds of volunteers have helped residents of the affected areas in cleaning their homes, shops and public spaces. Volunteers of all nationalities worked as one in the service of humanity. Hundreds of Omani youth rolled up their sleeves and helped in clearing the debris left behind with whatever tools they could lay their hands on. Their services…

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