DUBAI, July 5, 2021 (WAM) – The distribution of 100 million meals campaign food packages has been completed in Tanzania, Kenya and Senegal, providing more than 750,000 meals to low-income individuals and families .
In collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH) and local authorities and charities, packages of easily stored food products, including rice, flour, oil and sugar , were distributed to allow beneficiaries to prepare their own meals. A food package supports a family of five for a month.
In coordination with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, 240,000 meals were distributed in the district of Wete on the island of Pemba, the districts of Makonde and Bangui on the island of Unguja in Zanzibar, as well as in the Kigoma region.
The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Nairobi, Kenya, supported the distribution of 342,000 meals in the capital, as well as in the regions of Mombasa, Asilia, Wajir and Lamu, while the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Dakar in Senegal coordinated with the charity Al Wasaat, to distribute 172,800 meals in Tivawan and Gombe.
Ibrahim Mohammed Bu Melha, Advisor to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of MBRCH, said the campaign reflects the values ââof kindness and generosity that are deeply rooted in UAE society. United Arabs. “Philanthropy and taking the initiative to help people around the world, regardless of race, color or nationality, has been at the heart of the UAE’s humanitarian philosophy.”
He added: “The completion of the distribution of food parcels in three new countries provides an immediate safety net for thousands of families in need and enables them to fight against hunger and malnutrition while strengthening the global humanitarian role. of the United Arab Emirates “.
Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development, said UAE embassies and diplomatic missions abroad, in coordination with local authorities and charities, play a critical role in the success of field operations and logistics to deliver the food aid provided by the campaign.
He added that “UAE’s humanitarian initiatives represent a sustainable path that is constantly evolving and expanding in charitable and relief work, alongside rapid response to crises and challenges around the world.”
The 100 Million Meals Campaign provides food aid – in cooperation with local charities and humanitarian organizations – in 30 beneficiary countries, including Sudan, Yemen, Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, ‘Iraq, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Angola, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi, Benin, Kosovo and Brazil.
The campaign is a practical response to the global challenge of hunger and malnutrition which has doubled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening 821 million people worldwide. The campaign falls under the Humanitarian Aid and Relief pillar, one of the five main pillars of the work of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.