The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment (MBRCH) has donated AED20 million to the One Billion Meals initiative, the region’s largest campaign for providing food support to the disadvantaged and underprivileged in 50 nations around the world.
MBRCH’s donation strengthens the humanitarian commitment of the One Billion Meals initiative to provide a food safety-net for the hungry and undernourished around the world. This includes particularly vulnerable groups such as children, refugees and internally displaced victims of crises and natural disasters.
Ibrahim Bumelha, Advisor to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MBRCH, emphasised that the One Billion Meals initiative characterises the humanitarian values to which the UAE adheres throughout its leadership, institutions and generous, tolerant and compassionate society. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, launched the initiative in the month of fasting, generosity and charity, as the nation extends a helping hand to every disadvantaged person without exception or discrimination based on race, religion or region.
He stated that this generosity is continuous and sustainable, and its impact reaches far and wide every year. The UAE’s founding fathers forged this path, and it endures under the auspices of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; alongside their Highnesses the Members of the Federal Supreme Council and the Emirates’ Rulers.
Bumelha added that the One Billion Meals initiative is an extension of the 100 Million Meals campaign, which was launched in Ramadan 2021. At the time, it successfully distributed 220 million meals across 47 nations – double its initial target – with the participation of MBRCH teams and crews. This reflects His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision for humanitarian sustainability. It also proves the strength of the UAE’s solidarity with people everywhere, whenever the need arises, especially for those most vulnerable.
MBRCH is also contributing to implementing the One Billion Meals initiative across many nations where MBRCH is active, in cooperation with local institutions, and official and private bodies. The initiative is planned and supervised by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI).