The report noted that despite the obstacles facing the implementation of the foundation’s projects outside the country, some of these projects planned for 2020 were completed. The OECD has ranked UAE the leading humanitarian donor for the fifth consecutive year, said Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi.
Salim Bin Lahej thanked all the strategic partners who supported the Health Fund Office’s humanitarian initiatives including the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation and other charities and philanthropists.
The prime minister said that blessings and prosperity came from God but it was up to humans to make the effort for them. He called upon the public to participate and donate to the programme with charity before Ramadan.
On the ‘International Day of Charity’, Dar Al Ber Society affirmed the importance of humanitarian work and the importance of charitable projects in alleviating the sufferings of the afflicted, providing the needs of the poor and meeting the requirements of those with low income.
The “100 Million Meals” campaign is open to individuals and companies — inside and outside the UAE- to donate the value of meals. Every Dhs1 provides the basic food items that can prepare one meal in beneficiary countries.
The campaign raised over Dhs78 million, equivalent to providing more than 78 million meals, as massive donations continue to pour in from individuals, companies and entities inside and outside the UAE.
“100 Million Meals” campaign, the region’s biggest food distribution drive, concluded on Saturday after drawing massive donations from 385,000 individuals, companies, businessmen and philanthropists across 51 countries through various donation channels and two charity auctions.