Dubai: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has pledged Dh5 million to the UAE’s ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign, aimed at providing food parcels to disadvantaged individuals and families across 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa during this Ramadan.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTA, said the aim of providing 100 million meals to people in need is a clear example of the benevolence that is central to the UAE’s social fabric, laid by the nation’s Founding Father late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. “Doing good has become the instinctive approach of the UAE towards those in dire need of help. This year’s campaign comes as a response to accelerating international efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed disadvantaged communities into greater food insecurity, poverty and unemployment,” he added.
Feeding the world
The ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign is an expansion of ‘10 Million Meals’ campaign conducted during Ramadan last year. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign on April 11 to support global efforts to combat hunger among lower-income groups across 20 countries including Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Angola, Uganda and Egypt.
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How you can help
Donations to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign can be made in four channels: Website, SMS, bank transfer and call centre. People inside and outside the UAE can donate online through the website www.100millionmeals.ae or through a bank transfer to the campaign’s account at Dubai Islamic Bank (AE080240001520977815201). Local donations can be made by sending “Meal” as an SMS on specified numbers for du or etisalat listed on the website. Big monetary donations can be made through reaching out to the campaign’s team on the toll-free number 8004999.