DUBAI, The 1 Billion Meals initiative, the largest campaign of its kind in the region to provide food support to the underprivileged and vulnerable in 50 countries, is supported by a group of international, regional and local partners.
The partners, alongside the organiser Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), play a role in its various operations aimed at providing the equivalent of one billion meals to less fortunate groups, especially children, refugees, displaced persons, and those affected by humanitarian crises and natural disasters around the world.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH) is a key partner helping to collect and distribute food aid from the 1 Billion Meals initiative to those in need in 50 countries, the partners will also be helping to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, which includes eliminating hunger, in addition to opening the door for everyone to contribute to charity and humanitarian work as a sustainable option.
Ibrahim Bumelha, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs Advisor to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MBRCH, said, “The 1 Billion meals initiative is a translation of Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision to involve everyone in sustainable charity and humanitarian work. We, at MBRCH, are honoured to contribute to the operational processes of an initiative that will send one billion messages of hope, solidarity and compassion from the people of the UAE, its society and institutions, to those in 50 countries who need vital support. We believe this campaign restores confidence in the human conscience and solidarity among human beings.”
For her part, Sara Al Nuaimi, Director of MBRGI, said, “The operational partners of the 1 Billion Meals initiative support its operations to provide assistance to those suffering from food insecurity in 50 countries around the world. The continuity and sustainability of these partnerships in recent years underscores the extent of the commitment of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives’ partners towards urgent humanitarian issues. Their keenness to strengthen joint cooperation regionally and internationally to expand the circle of charity, humanitarian and relief work makes a real difference in the lives of individuals and societies, and empowers the less fortunate.”
The group of operational partners of the 1 Billion Meals initiative, organised by MBRGI, includes the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), the Food Banking Regional Network (FBRN), MBRCH, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UAE Food Bank, as well as local charity, humanitarian and social work institutions in beneficiary countries.
Donors can contribute to the One Billion Meals campaign through the following donation channels – the campaign’s official website: www.1billionmeals.ae; bank transfer to the campaign’s account at Emirates NBD, number: AE300260001015333439802. Donors can also opt to donate AED1 a day through a monthly subscription by sending “Meal” or “????” via SMS to 1020 on the du network or 1110 on the Etisalat network. Donations can also be made through campaign’s call centre via a toll-free number 8009999.
Source: Emirates News Agency