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UPDATE 4-COVID-19: Egypt’s Donation Tracker

UPDATE 4-COVID-19: Egypt’s Donation Tracker

ArabFinance: Large corporations, small businesses, and government bodies cross-country are stepping up to help fight the economic fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. They joined forces to provide all types of aids, from supporting families to donating to Tahya Misr Fund or providing all types of medical supplies.

 

Private Sector

* Banque du Caire: The bank and Ahl Masr Foundation inaugurated May 18th a COVID-19 isolation facility with an inpatient capacity of 200 beds.

Ibnsina Pharma: The pharmaceuticals company donated on May 18th EGP 4 million to Ahalena, a government initiative to support day workers, and another EGP 1 million to the immigration ministry.

* Edita: The company doled out on May 18th EGP 2 million worth of products to Tahya Misr’s initiative to distribute 300,000 boxes of food to families in need in 16 governorates.

* Sixth of October Development and Investment Company (SODIC): The developer announced on May 18th it helped fully equip 50 quarantine units at the Mansoura Chest Hospital and Abbassia Fever Hospital.

* Johnson & Johnson: The multinational corporation donated on May 15th EGP 1 million to the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC).

Bank Audi Egypt: The bank donated on May 14th EGP 6.75 million to the Tahya Misr Fund.

GB Auto: The company alongside TVD, its joint venture with El Ghalban Auto Market Group, donated on May 14th 20 pickup trucks to the health ministry.

Al Ahly Sabbour: The real estate company announced on May 13th donating EGP 4.5 mn worth of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as 12,000 food boxes worth EGP 3 million.

* Lafarge Egypt: The company carried out on May 13th maintenance for 460 ventilator devices in public hospitals in collaboration with the Egyptian Cure Bank.

* Juhayna: The dairy products company donated on May 11th ventilators to 300 general hospitals, 1,000 health facilities, and 50 quarantine hospitals.

Ali BabaThe Chinese e-commerce company pledged on May 10th a separate 4.7-ton medical equipment shipment to Egypt.

Prometeon Tyre Group: The group donated on May 10th a ventilator and other medical equipment to Alexandria’s fever hospital.

* Al-Mansour Holding Company: The company pledged on May 7th EGP 51.5 million to support government efforts to treat COVID-19 infections and soften the economic impact of the virus on vulnerable families.

* DP World: The company donated on May 7th two ventilators to the Suez General Hospital.

e-Finance: The state-owned company donated in May EGP 500,00 worth of meals, in collaboration with the Misr El Kheir Foundation and the ministries of social solidarity and youth and sports.

* Orange Egypt: The telecom operator announced in May its collaboration with the Egyptian Food Bank to distribute 50,000 boxes of food to day laborers in six governorates.

Hassan Allam and Elsewedy ElectricBoth companies said on May 5th they covered the cost of more than 40-tons of medical supplies

* Cairo Festival City Mall: The mall and Misr el Kheir Foundation launched on May 3rd an initiative to support 20,000 service workers in hospitals and quarantine facilities.

The Commercial International Bank (CIB): The bank has donated in May $2.5 million to Tahya Misr Fund to help purchase 100 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing machines and kits. This is in addition to $7 million to the government’s emergency fund to combat COVID-19 and $250,000 to the African Union’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

* Souq: The Amazon company doled out EGP 800,000 to the Egyptian Food Bank to provide food, disinfectant supplies, and informational pamphlets to 4,000 vulnerable families across the country.

PepsiCo Egypt: The food and beverage company donated 25,000 medical masks on April 30th to the Health Ministry and Tahya Misr fund.

6th of October University: The educational provider donated on April 29th EGP 10 million to the government.

Castle Development:  The real estate developer donated on April 29th EGP 1 million, including 500,000 to support day laborers and EGP 500,000 to Tahya Misr fund.

DHL Egypt: The delivery and logistics services provider teamed up with Baheya Hospital on April 28th to deliver meds and other supplies to cancer patients at home.

Bel Egypt: La Vache Qui Rit’s parent company donated on April 28th EGP 4 million for day laborers through the Egyptian Food Bank and Resala.

Al-Ahram Beverages: The company donated EGP 5.6 million to the government, in addition to providing ethanol supplies to the Unified Procurement Authority.

* BP Egypt:  The multinational oil and gas company has donated medical equipment worth EGP 2 million to fever hospitals in Cairo’s Abbassia and Imbaba, as well as Alexandria. The equipment will be delivered to hospitals this week and includes an ultrasound machine, a digital radiography machine with lead aprons, and ventilators.

The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development: The entity has unveiled on April 4th donating EGP 100 million to the Egyptian state for coronavirus relief efforts. A total of EGP 40 million of the donation will be for daily wage workers and EGP 60 million to support medical facilities and provide them with ventilators.

* Orascom Construction (ORAS): The engineering and construction contractor and the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development announced on April 6th funding and arranging the repair of 110 ventilators for several public hospitals. The company has worked with international manufacturers of medical equipment to identify broken ventilators and will reportedly deliver them in the coming days.

* SODIC: The real estate developer has announced on April 5th donating ventilators and monitors to the Sheikh Zayed Specialized Hospital, distributing protection packages with immunity boosters, sanitization material, and hygiene instructions in Ezbet Khairallah. The company made use of all its outdoor billboards and digital platforms to raise awareness about COVID-19.

* Centamin: The mining company has donated on April 6th EGP 10 million to support Egypt in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

* City Edge Developments: The country’s national developer has donated on April 6th EGP 10 million to the Tahya Misr Fund to support the Egyptian government's efforts to curb COVID-19.

* Al Ahly Sabbour: The real estate company announced on April 6th its cooperation with Tahya Misr Fund in purchasing several ventilators and 75,000 test kits to detect the emerging coronavirus infection, provide medical supplies for patients, and support doctors and nurses with all medical supplies.

The company also adopted another community initiative with the aim of supporting 30,000 families affected by COVID-19 through providing them with 250 tons of goods and basic needs.

Emaar Misr: The real estate developer has donated on April 7th EGP 40 million to Misr El Kheir Foundation and EGP 10 million to the Egyptian government.

* Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK): The retail and commercial bank said on April 8th it donated five ventilators for three hospitals, namely Kasr Al Ainy, Abbasiya Fever Hospital, and Imbaba Fever Hospital.

Ibnsina Pharma: The distributor of pharmaceutical and cosmetics products has put on April 8th its 750-truck fleet at the government’s disposal to help transport and distribute equipment and supplies to remote areas. 

* Misr Cement (Qena): The cement company has donated on April 12th EGP 2 million to Tahya Misr Fund, aiming to support the Egyptian government in its fight against the novel coronavirus.

* Misr Insurance Holding Company: The company, as well as its subsidiaries Misr Life Insurance and Misr Insurance, have allocated EGP 10 million on April 12th to support the seasonal workers and irregular laborers.

* Cleopatra Hospitals Group: The healthcare investment platform has donated on April 12th EGP 10 million to support the Health Ministry in its fight to curb COVID-19.

* Al Yassin Holding: The group has donated on April 12th EGP 7 million, including EGP 5 million to support day laborers through the Tahya Misr Fund, EGP 1 million to Al Azhar's Zakat and Charity House, and EGP 1 million to support the poor families.

* Palm Hills Developments (PHD): The real estate company announced on April 13th it has teamed up with Orman Association to support 10,000 families of irregular workers in Egypt, with a total aid valued at EGP 2.5 million. The real estate corporation also donated a 200-room touristic complex to the Ministry of Health.

* Al Shafar General Contracting Company (ASGC): The Dubai-based group, including ASGC Egypt, has donated on April 13th EGP 5 million to seasonal workers who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Orange Egypt: The telecom operator announced on April 14th has set up full connectivity including 4G services to support patients and staff at a new 600-bed quarantine facility in cooperation with Ahl Misr Development Foundation. Separately, the operator has enhanced connectivity at other COVID-19 facilities.

HSBC: The bank said on April 14th it will provide 34,000 Egyptians with food and hygiene supplies, including meals for Upper Egypt hospital workers, as part of its $25 million global COVID-19 charitable fund.

Mansour Group: The group announced on April 16th it has donated EGP 50 million to the Health Ministry to buy medical supplies and ventilators.

Ibnsina Pharma: The pharmaceuticals and cosmetics supplier noted on April 16th it has taken on half the cost of an EGP 8 million supply of medicine for isolation hospitals ordered by the Unified Procurement Authority.

The Arab African Bank: The bank said on April 16th it has allotted EGP 6 million to buying medical kits and protective clothing for hospitals, including EGP 3.2 million worth of equipment that has been distributed to hospitals in Minya.

Credit Agricole: The bank signed on April 16th a cooperation protocol with Ahl Masr Development to provide medical supplies and respirators for hospitals in Qena, Minya, Zagazig, Al-Sadr, Abbasia, and Imbaba.

Talaat Moustafa Holding (TMG) Group: The group said on April 17th it has donated EGP 62 million. The amount includes EGP 25 million allocated for Tahya Misr Fund, EGP 25 million for the Decent Life Initiative, EGP 8 million for the Health Ministry, and the rest to fund the purchase of 10 ventilators in cooperation with AmCham.

Acwa Power: The company said on April 17th it has contributed with EGP 5.5 million to fund the purchase of ventilators.

Ceramica Cleopatra: The company announced on April 19th the donation of EGP 78 million, including EGP 25 million to the Tahya Misr Fund and around EGP 28 million to develop healthcare facilities in Suez.

PepsiCo Egypt: The food and beverage company revealed on April 21st it has donated on $1 million to provide 2 million meals for day laborers impacted by COVID-19 measures.

Novartis Egypt: The healthcare company highlighted on April 21st it has doled out EGP 6.5 million for personal protective equipment and will help the Health Ministry acquire PCR test kits.

* Hyde Park Developments: The real estate developer said on April 21st it has donated 2,000 COVID-19 antibody test kits to a number of hospitals.

* Uber: The ride-hailing app, in collaboration with AXA Egypt insurance company, announced on April 21st they will provide 20,000 trips and meals without charge to healthcare workers.

Fine: The papermaker company revealed on April 21st has doubled its MENA relief fund, which benefits Egypt, to $2 million.

Henkel Egypt: The company noted on April 21st it has launched an EGP 2 million initiative to support healthcare personnel in cooperation with the Egyptian Cure Bank.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation: The Chinese company has gifted Egypt on April 22nd with medical supplies, including respirators, worth EGP 12 million.

Telecom Egypt: The telecom company said on April 23rd it has paid for 1 million online medical consultations for Egyptians in collaboration with digital healthcare platform Altibbi.

Telecom Egypt, Orange, and Etisalat: The three telecom operators announced on April 25th they will provide quarantine hospitals with 12 ventilators and medical and protective equipment for 200 healthcare workers.

 

Government Bodies

The Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA): The Egyptian authority has donated on March 22nd EGP 250 million of its available surpluses to help the most economically vulnerable groups to suffer from the coronavirus outbreak.

* The Parliament: Members of the Egyptian parliament said on April 7th they are giving up a portion of their bonuses to donate EGP 20 million.

The Cabinet: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on April 8th that all ministers will donate 20% of their salaries for three months to Tahya Misr Fund.

The Egyptian Armed Forces: The official body announced on April 21st the donation of EGP 100 million to the Tahya Misr Fund.

 

Other Entities

* The United States Agency for International Development: The entity said on May 20th it provided the ERC with an EGP 51 million grant to support its COVID-19 efforts.

The Egyptian Food Bank: The bank said on May 17th it has been providing meals to Egyptians under quarantine in university dorms in eight governorates since 9 May and will continue to do so until 5 June.

The Egyptian Exporters Association: The entity donated EGP 1 million to the General Authority For Supply Commodities to purchase medical supplies for healthcare workers.

* The Federation of Egyptian Industries: The body signed on April 6th a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Cure Bank and the Authority for Unified Procurement to repair 122 ventilators and purchase 21 more for use in public hospitals, at a cost around EGP 7.7 million. A total of 87 will be completed in two weeks and the rest within a month.

* The Federation of Egyptian Industries’ cereals division: The entity has donated EGP 1 million on April 14th to Tahya Misr Fund.

* The Federation of Egyptian Industries’ building materials division: The official body has doled out on April 14th EGP 1.3 million to support doctors and other healthcare workers.

* The Insurance Federation of Egypt: The federation has donated EGP 10 million to Tahya Misr Fund.

 

 

Countries 

* China delivered on May 15th the third batch of 30 tons of medical supplies to the Health Ministry.

 

More Initiatives

* Challenge of Goodness, initiated by Banque Du Caire in cooperation with the Egyptian Food Bank to urge businesses to help vulnerable families:

Banque du Caire: the national bank announced on April 1st supporting 10,000 families of daily employment to provide emergency food aid for unregulated employment.

- EFG Hermes Holding: The Egyptian investment bank has accepted on March 31st the challenge from Banque du Caire, in cooperation with the Egyptian Food Bank. The group decided to aid a total of 10,000 families negatively affected by the coronavirus crisis.

- CIB: The bank’s CEO Amr El-Ganayni announced the participation in the challenge with the support of 10,000 Egyptian families with a total of EGP 1.6 million.

- PepsiCo Egypt: The global food and beverage company responded to Etisalat Misr’s challenge by offering support for 15,000 families and invited more brands to join the cause.

- ABK-Egypt: The bank announced on April 8th its support for 5,000 families.

 

* The Federation of Egyptian Banks’ initiative: The entity rolled out an initiative to raise EGP 150 million to support households and businesses affected by the coronavirus

Banque Misr has doled out on April 2nd EGP 80 million.

-  The National Bank of Egypt has donated on April 5th EGP 80 million.

Banque du Caire has allocated on April 6th EGP 40 million in donations.

CIB revealed on April 6th depositing EGP 80 million in the Emergency and Crisis account at Banque Misr.

The Export Development Bank has contributed on April 6th with EGP 20 million.

Bank Audi Egypt has donated on April 14th EGP 20 million.

Blom Bank noted on April 25th it has donated EGP 10 million.

 

* The Breathe Campaign, launched by charity start-up Humankind, in cooperation with the Egyptian Cure Bank. It has so far raised EGP 10 million since its launch on March 31, enough to buy 30 ventilators costing EGP 240,000-430,000 each:

Edita: The FMCG company in Egypt and the Middle East revealed on April 6th donating EGP 2 million to Misr El Kheir Foundation in support of the Breathe Campaign. The donation, which will also be used to support the purchase of critically needed PPE for medical personnel, will be disbursed from the EGP 5 million Edita Foundation for Social Development founded last month.

Orange Egypt: The operator said on May 18th it is helping the Egyptian Cure Bank acquire and repair ventilators for hospitals by donating an unspecified sum to the Breathe Campaign.

 

 

“Support the White Army” initiative, rolled out by Youm 7 newspaper to back Egypt’s  medical staff battling coronavirus:

Oriental Weavers: The manufacturer of machine-woven carpets and rugs has announced a 25% discount on all its products for the Egyptian medical stuff.

Melouk Group: The Cairo-based shoe and bags manufacturer and retailer has offered a 30% discount for doctors and nurses in Egypt, in support of their efforts.

-  Lotfy: The footwear company has applied a 25% discount on all products in-store for doctors and nurses.

- Abo Halaka: The footwear company has offered discounts varying between 10% and 15% on all its items for doctors and nurses.

 

 

 

Arab Finance will periodically update this list.

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