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"Our cooperation with MBRGI in the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign last year helped secure about 56.5 million meals in Palestine, Somalia, and refugee camps in Jordan and Bangladesh, by using advanced cash transfers that enabled beneficiaries," Mageed Yahia said.
While countries around the world contend with the health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, another major fallout — poverty — is being largely ignored and this could lead to dangerous consequences.
Gemma Snowdon, a WFP communications officer, said that after posting photos of Foxtrot on her personal social media pages, she had a brainwave that the canine could be put to good use.
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.