Within a week of its launch, the UAE's "1 Billion Meals" campaign has collected AED 247 million from 13,220 major contributors, individuals, businesses and public and private sector players.
"The remarkable response we see across the UAE community is a reflection of its long-held values of giving and generosity, and a testament of its moral sense of responsibility towards the global efforts to eradicate hunger around the world," said Mohammad Al Gergawi, Secretary General of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
The campaign is an example of the UAE’s long-held values of giving and generosity, and a community-wide response to the call from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to help those in need during the holy month of Ramadan.
"Our community’s race to contribute, with 13,220 contributors donating AED 247 million in one week only, is not new to our community," said Al Gergawi.
"We are confident that the next days will see more contributions to the endowment fund."
Organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign aims to create sustainable solutions and implement effective programmes to fight and eradicate hunger, and support vulnerable groups around the world.
Here's how you can contribute.