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Awqaf to highlight achievements of Salma Relief programme

Salma Relief Programme offers more than 455,000 halal meals and 50 tonnes of meat to world’s most vulnerable people

Gulf News

DUBAI: The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, AMAF, will showcase the achievements of its acclaimed Salma Humanitarian Relief Programme, as part of its presence at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition, DIHAD 2017.

The Salma programme supports the world’s most vulnerable people by providing them pre-packed halal meals that require no cooking or refrigeration and can be stored and used over an extended period of time.

Set to run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 21 to 23, AMAF’s stand at the definitive event will offer visitors detailed insights into the programme’s efforts at ensuring continued food relief to victims of wars and natural disasters in the world’s hotspots, without discrimination based on race, colour or region.

Volunteers and officials will elaborate on the underlying ideas, aid delivery strategies, and Salma’s partner agencies that help with the food distribution. Leaflets highlighting the statistics and results over three years of its operations will also be provided.

Over the last three years, the Salma Humanitarian Relief Programme, an initiative launched by Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and implemented by the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation in Dubai, has provided more than 455,000 halal meals and distributed 50 tonnes of meat to victims of wars, crises and natural disasters around the world, this included 200,000 meals to Palestine, 70,200 to Yemen, 63,000 to Tajikistan, 61,600 meals and 50 tonnes of meat to Jordan, 41,400 meals to west African countries, 12,400 meals to Sudan, and 7,000 meals to the Philippines.