31 December 2020

TUI Care Foundation food security Egypt

Helping out in Hurghada – the TUI team delivers food to local families.

With one in every nine people in Egypt working in tourism, many of those are employed in Hurghada’s bars, restaurants and hotels. Their livelihoods depend on the tourists who head to the Red Sea Riviera every year, for its guaranteed sunshine and golden beaches.

So when the planes stopped landing and the streets became silent because of the Corona crisis, putting food on the table became problematic for the many people in Hurghada whose incomes disappeared overnight.

But with the help of the TUI Care Foundation’s Corona relief activities, food supplies have been provided to families in need to help them get through. Supported by the TUI team on the ground, over 600 food bags and 500 meals have been distributed in the local community to those who need them most. This means that more than 1000 adults and 1500 children have received essential items to help them get through.

Markus Malak explains in this video how he and the team have been helping. We can’t thank them enough for all their support!

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About TUI Care Foundation

Building on the potential of tourism as a force for good, the TUI Care Foundation supports and initiates partnerships and projects, which create new opportunities for the young generation and contribute to thriving communities all over the world. Connecting holidaymakers to good causes, the TUI Care Foundation fosters education and training initiatives to open up new opportunities and perspectives for young people, the protection of the natural environment in holiday destinations and sustainable livelihoods in thriving destinations where local communities can benefit even more from tourism. TUI Care Foundation works global and acts local – it builds on strong partnerships with local and international organisations to create meaningful and long lasting impact. The charitable foundation values transparency and the efficient use of funds. Therefore 100% of the donations go to destination programmes with all administration costs of the foundation covered by TUI. TUI Care Foundation was founded by TUI, the world’s leading tourism business, and is based in the Netherlands.