The 1 Billion Meals initiative, which seeks to give food support to the malnourished and deprived in 50 countries worldwide, announced that it has already started distributing food in almost 13 countries within three weeks after its launch during the beginning of Ramadan.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) launched this initiative. It has started its distribution operations in partnership with the Food Banking Regional Network (FBRN), the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), the UAE Food Bank, and many local charity and humanitarian communities in the beneficiary countries.
The 13 countries which are currently being provided with food support are India, Sudan, Nigeria, Lebanon, Uganda, Tajikistan, Jordan, Kosovo, USA, Egypt, UAE, Kyrgyzstan and Albania.
The campaign’s partnership with UNHCR lets it to reach the needy in two countries – India and Nigeria directly.
As part of its initial distribution operations, food help has reached the impoverished in Nigeria’s Cross River State migrant camp for Cameroonians.
FBRN has been distributing long-term food parcels and food items with ingredients that could be stored for some time by the 1 Billion Meals initiative’s beneficiaries in Jordan, Lebanon and Sudan.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, on its part, started distributing food services to the needy in Egypt, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in coordination with local authorities as well as appropriate organisations.
The 1 Billion Meals initiative is the largest of its kind in the region. It represents the morals of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, which strives to include everyone in charity and humanitarian work, including people and organisations from different sectors in the UAE and the world.
With its emphasis on the concept of sustainable community contribution through public donations to give food security and food support for the needy, the initiative opens its doors to partake in a comprehensive social movement to create a network to support the malnourished.