Sheikh Mohammed launches One Billion Meals Endowment campaign
Join the Ruler of Dubai in giving this Holy Month of Ramadan…
To mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to fall on Thursday, March 23, 2023, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of the ‘One Billion Meals Endowment’ campaign.
The campaign coincides with the Holy Month of Ramadan which is also the month of giving. It aims to mobilise local, regional and international efforts for the purpose of implementing effective sustainable programmes to fight and eradicate hunger within a sustainable institutional framework.
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Speaking on the campaign, the Ruler of Dubai stated, “As it has become a yearly Ramadan tradition, this year we launch the ‘One Billion Meals Endowment’ campaign with the aim of sustainably providing hundreds of millions of meals to people in need”.
Sheikh Mohammed added, “828 million people suffer from hunger around the world, this means one in 10 people. As humans and as Muslims, it is our duty to be there for those in need, especially during the month of Ramadan. Even a small but sustainable contribution makes a bigger difference than a one-time large contribution.”
He states that the one billion meal endowment campaign “is a message from the UAE and its people to humanity all over the world”.
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The campaign is implemented under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), one of the largest regional foundations in terms of the number of initiatives that lead wide-reaching programmes and projects on a global scale.
In the past few years during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Sheikh Mohammed launched a number of similar campaigns including the 10 million meals, 100 million meals and last year the one billion meals campaign. A number of residents and companies joined the campaign last year, and the campaign reached its target in less than a month.
Similar to previous campaigns, the doors are open for institutions, companies, businessmen and individuals to contribute to the cause. The campaign will support victims of conflicts, natural disasters and crises around the world. The money raised will also enhance the UAE’s contribution to international efforts aimed at eradicating hunger in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
According to a 2022 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 828 million people were affected by hunger in 2021, which constitutes 9.8 per cent of the world’s population. This means that one in ten people does not have enough food to eat.
Want to donate? You can visit 1billionmeals.ae where you can donate as little as Dhs10 to contribute to the campaign. You can even make it a monthly donation to continue giving even after the Holy Month of Ramadan is over.
Images: Dubai Media Office and WAM