Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pallets to Pasta as Freight and Logistics Group Helps ISIS Survivors

Transport Company Assists Those Disenfranchised by Terrorist Radicals
Shipping News Feature
IRAQI KURDISTAN – Once again we hear a tale of a freight and logistics provider assisting those unfortunates whose lives have been devastated by forces beyond their control. This time it is human ignorance rather than natural disaster with a swathe of displaced, disenfranchised people having to flee the ISIS movement and take shelter, often with little more than the clothes they stood up in. Move One, the supply chain group headquartered in Dubai, is committed to supporting the SEED (Social, Education and Economic Development) Foundation with its mission to promote humanitarian assistance in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Move One and SEED recently collaborated on their refugee rehabilitation centre project in Akre, Kurdistan. There are an estimated 70,000 internally displaced people in Iraq and aside from providing much needed relief to the almost 13,000 men, women and children residing in the Akre camp, SEED has established a training centre which provides life skills education to the residing men and women who are bravely trying to rebuild their lives.

Sometimes the simplest things can mean the difference between despair and dignity and Move One was able to deliver the used, wooden shipping pallets that every road freight carrier is familiar with, and which are ideal materials for the Furniture Building Program set up to provide the men of the camp with helpful, new skill sets. The finished items can then be utilised by the displaced families or sold on to gain badly needed cash for food and essential supplies.