In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the UAE has scaled up last year's '10 Million Meals' campaign, promising to support disadvantaged people with '100 Million Meals'.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, made the announcement on his official Twitter handle, calling on businessmen, companies, humanitarians and the public to donate to help those in need as the pandemic continues to impact millions across the globe.
الإخوة والأخوات .. دفعت جائحة كوفيد العديد من الشعوب لتحديات معيشية غير مسبوقة .. يوجد ٥٢ مليون شخص مهدد بالجوع على بعد ٤ ساعات منا فقط .. نطلق اليوم حملة ١٠٠ مليون وجبة .. أكبر حملة من نوعها لإطعام الطعام وتوزيع ١٠٠ مليون وجبة في ٢٠ دولة في المنطقة https://t.co/r39GdhBPeq pic.twitter.com/r9N6dxok5R— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 11, 2021
Pegged as the biggest food drive in the region, the '100 Million Meals' campaign will help people in 20 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
It will deliver parcels of essential food items that enable families to prepare meals for one full month, with every AED 1 donated securing a meal.
The campaign reflects the true essence of the UAE’s society, built on tolerance, compassion and solidarity and pursues the country’s efforts to combat challenges facing communities globally.
. @HHShkMohd unveils plan to fund 100 million free meals in 20 countries across the region this Ramadan through https://t.co/dQVq0o26uV.@HHShkMohd: 52 million people just four hours away from us are threatened with hunger. pic.twitter.com/VXf82bYYOY— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 11, 2021
. @HHShkMohd: COVID-19 has driven many populations into an economic despair. Four hours away from us are 52 million people battling hunger. We are launching the biggest food drive in the region to provide 100 million meals for underserved communities in 20 countries.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 11, 2021
Companies, businessmen & individuals inside and outside the UAE are invited to donate. We will work with the UN World Food Programme & food banking networks to deliver food parcels to disadvantaged communities during the holy month of Ramadan. Join us in our humanitarian mission.— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 11, 2021
It also aims to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to end hunger and achieve food security by 2030.
Donations can be made through the dedicated website, via SMS or through bank transfers. People can also dial 8004999 or email info@100MillionMeals.ae for more details.
Here's how you can donate
Donors can make a transfer to ’100 Million Meals’ campaign bank account:
Bank Name: Dubai Islamic Bank
Account Name: Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Est.
Account no.: 001-520-9778152-01
IBAN no.:AE08 0240 0015 2097 7815 201
Swift Code: DUIBAEAD
By SMS (Etisalat & Du) to the UAE numbers listed below:
• Send “Meal” by SMS to: 1034 to donate 10 meals for AED10.
• Send “Meal” by SMS to: 1035 to donate 50 meals for AED50.
• Send “Meal” by SMS to: 1036 to donate 100 meals for AED100.
• Send “Meal” by SMS to: 1037 to donate 300 meals for AED300.
• Send “Meal” by SMS to: 1038 to donate 500 meals for AED500.