A woman in need carries foodstuff being distributed by the embassy of United Arab Emirates ahead of Ramadan in Islamabad on Monday. AFP
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH) today announced a donation of Dhs20 million to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign.
The campaign provides food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai launched the campaign on April 11.
MBRCH’s sizeable contribution to the campaign provides substantial support for the campaign’s efforts to contribute to combating hunger and malnutrition, in line with the second goal of the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) achieve food security, enhance nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture throughout the world.
The campaign, organised by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is an open call for donations from everyone – businesspeople, companies, and individuals – inside and outside the UAE.
The donation will provide food support for the lowest income societies, whose economies were severely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Ways to donate
Individuals and companies can donate to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign through four channels: website, SMS, bank transfer, and call center.
People inside and outside the UAE can donate online through the website www.100millionmeals.ae or a bank transfer to the campaign’s account at Dubai Islamic Bank (AE080240001520977815201).
Local donations can be made by sending “Meal” by SMS on specified numbers for Du or Etisalat listed on the website.
Big monetary donations can be made by reaching out to the campaign’s team on the toll-free number 8004999.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received at Emirates Towers a number of dignitaries, current and former ministers, senior officials, military and civilian retirees, a number of heads of international companies, and foreign investors.
“Today, we begin the One Billion Meals campaign, the largest food drive to battle hunger in 50 countries around the globe. Ramadan is a Holy month where we promote empathy and solidarity with the 800 million hungry people," tweets Sheikh Mohammed.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, "Thank God, we conclude the campaign of one billion meals, with a record total of 600 million meals so far, donated by institutions, companies, businessmen and 320,000 individuals."
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