His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the successful conclusion of the 1 Billion Meals campaign to feed people in need across 50 countries.
In a tweet on his official Twitter account, Sheikh Mohammed revealed his donation of 400 million meals for the initiative.
“Today we conclude the ‘1 Billion Meals’ initiative by collecting 600 million meals in less than one month. Thanks to institutions, companies, businessmen and 320,000 individuals who contributed. Today, we announce personal support of 400 million meals for the initiative to complete the 1 billion meals during this holy month of Ramadan,” he wrote.
His Highness stressed that the initiative reflects the values of the UAE and its people in supporting every individual in need, thanking the contributors for their donations.
“Our people are benevolent, our society is generous, and we are keen to show solidarity with our fellow human beings facing hardships wherever they are. Thanks to everyone who participated in the largest humanitarian initiative,” Sheikh Mohammed added.
حملة المليار وجبة تعبر عن القيم الحقيقية لشعب الامارات … وتعبر عن إحساس هذا الشعب بمعاناة غيره وسط تحديات غذائية يشهدها العالم … أشكر جميع من ساهم وتفاعل مع الحملة الإنسانية الأكبر في تاريخ الدولة لإطعام الطعام في 50 دولة حول العالم ..حفظ الله الإمارات ..وحفظ الله شعب الإمارات pic.twitter.com/JO3MrIkGnD
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 27, 2022
Donations have flooded in from 320,868 benefactors through the initiative’s various donation channels, which include the website, bank transfer, SMS and call center.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) collaborated with several partners on a series of events to achieve this significant milestone in record time. These included the “Most Noble Numbers” charity auctions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the “Giving Challenge” and the “1 Million Saved Meals Campaign”.