1 Billion Meals campaign distributes food in 7 countries


More than 2.5 million meals have been distributed across a number of cities and villages in India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Philippines and Cambodia as part of UAE's 1 Billion Meals Initiative.

Organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the food donation drive supports the underprivileged and undernourished in 50 countries across four continents.

The meals, in the form of food parcels comprising ingredients to enable individuals and families to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for several weeks, were delivered directly to approximately 75,000 beneficiaries.

Ibrahim Bumelha, Advisor to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Vice Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), highlighted that the move aims to improve the quality of life for undernourished people and their communities.

Meanwhile, Sarah Al Nuaimi, Director of MBRGI, said the "initiative offers a safety net for societies that suffer from reduced food security".

It's in line with MBRGI’s mission to provide aid without discrimination between geographies, races, or religions.

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