The campaign was launched to honour and applaud the sacrifices the frontline workers make.
Close to 24 million children and youth could drop out or lack access to school next year because of COVID-19’s economic impact alone. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been working tirelessly with its partners and supporters to create an incentive for parents to send their children back to school. Making sure nutritious meals and necessary health services are in place when schools reopen is a first step towards that, said Mageed Yahia, Director of WFP Office in the UAE and Representative to the GCC.
The joy of Ramadan to spread the good deeds have been increasing every day thanks to entities in the private sector, who in collaboration with their partners, support the society they are working.
As the government authorities in particular and many other bodies in general are trying their best to make life easier as well as contain the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the earliest, many other business establishments are also helping them to made their efforts more fruitful. That is to say, they are leaving no stone unturned to keep COVID-19 at bay. Their efforts are bringing to the fore a great deal of hope.
The ‘10 million meals’ campaign continues after contributions exceeded the target, drawing more than 11 million meals within the first week of the launch announcement made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The authorities said, “Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority teams are dealing with a fire that broke out this evening at a warehouse in Mussafah industrial area.
"Every year, over 400m tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide - one-third of which is used just once,” said Antonio Guterres. "Every day, the equivalent of over 2,000 garbage trucks full of plastic is dumped into our oceans, rivers, and lakes.”
Exams are scheduled to start on June 7 and continue until June 16 for students of grade three to grade twelve in public and private schools that follow the Ministry of Education curriculum.