The Hussain Sajwani-DAMAC Foundation has pledged AED1 million to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign, aimed at providing food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 20 countries during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The donation will help provide one million meals to beneficiaries in countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Food parcels, which will enable beneficiaries to prepare their own meals throughout the holy month of Ramadan, are distributed in an integrated network of collaboration between the campaign’s organizer Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the United Nations World Food Programme, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), Food Banking Regional Network, and local humanitarian organizations in beneficiary countries. Every AED1 donated helps provide one meal for beneficiaries in targeted countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of DAMAC Properties, said: “We, at the Hussain Sajwani-DAMAC Foundation, are honored to be part of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign. Our participation in this Ramadan campaign, the largest food distribution drive in the region, emphasizes once again our commitment to supporting the UAE’s humanitarian initiatives that target the most affected people across the world. As a home-grown foundation, we are pleased to give back to the communities where we operate at every chance we get.”
Last year, Hussain Sajwani-DAMAC Foundation donated AED1 million to the locally-held ’10 million meals’ campaign that empowered COVID-19-hit communities across the UAE.
A Real Challenge
Donations continue to pour in from individuals, businessmen and companies inside and outside the UAE since the campaign launched on April 11.
The ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign is part of UAE’s contribution to global efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition.
Today, more than 820 million people are undernourished globally, including 52 million people across the MENA region. Malnutrition contributes to about 45% of deaths in children under-5 years of age and hunger claims a child’s life every 10 seconds. Hunger causes more deaths than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
The campaign also implements the UAE’s approach to humanitarian work – to extend a helping hand and assist those in need across the globe, regardless of race, religion or nationality.
Individuals and companies can donate to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign in four simple ways. First, on the campaign’s website www.100millionmeals.ae; second, by making a transfer to the designated campaign’s bank account through Dubai Islamic Bank (AE08 0240 0015 2097 7815 201); third, by sending “Meal” by SMS on the UAE specified numbers (Du or Etisalat) listed in the campaign’s website; and fourth, by contacting the campaign call center on the toll-free number 8004999.
Hussain Sajwani–DAMAC Foundation
The Hussain Sajwani–DAMAC Foundation is a joint philanthropic initiative between the DAMAC Group and its Chairman, Hussain Sajwani, focusing on learning and skills development opportunities to catalyze gainful socio-economic participation. The Foundation’s initiatives empower communities within the Arab world towards a sustainable future.
Source: Public Diplomacy Office