Dewa contributes Dhs10 million to support '1 Billion Meals' initiative - GulfToday

Dewa contributes Dhs10 million to support '1 Billion Meals' initiative


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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced a donation of Dhs10 million to contribute to the "1 Billion Meals" initiative, to assist and provide sustainable food support to the underprivileged and most needy groups in 50 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and the world — in particular children, refugees, displaced persons, and victims of disasters and crises.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, said, "I extend my most sincere congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who launched the “1 Billion Meals” initiative."


He added, "Dewa is honoured to be a major supporter of the initiative, which was launched in conjunction with the Holy Month of Ramadan, and is the biggest humanitarian initiative of its kind in the region and globally. It aims to secure food aid for vulnerable communities regardless of religion, colour, race or culture, and will contribute to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2030, including the goal of eliminating hunger in the world."

The initiative, organised by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), is a continuation of last year’s “100 Million Meals” campaign, which ended up distributing 220 million meals, prompting the new goal of one billion meals.

To provide direct access to food supplies for the underprivileged and the undernourished in various parts of the world, the initiative cooperates with the United Nations’ World Food Programme, the Food Banking Regional Network, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UAE Food Bank, as well as a number of charity and humanitarian organisations.


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