1 Billion Meals Initiative begins distribution operations in 13 countries


The 1 Billion Meals initiative, which aims to provide food aid to poor and undernourished people in 50 countries around the world, announced that it had started distributing food aid in 13 countries in less than three weeks after its launch at the beginning of the holy month. of Ramadan.

The initiative, organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), has started distribution operations in cooperation with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the Regional Food Bank Network (FBRN), the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Arab Emirates Food Bank and several local charities and humanitarian organizations in beneficiary countries.

The 13 countries where distribution has started are Nigeria, India, Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Tajikistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Kosovo, United States States and Albania using the existing field and logistical networks of the initiative’s operational partners.

refugee camps

The initiative’s collaboration with UNHCR enables it to directly reach beneficiaries in two countries: Nigeria and India.

As part of its first distribution operations, the food aid reached the beneficiaries of the Cross River State refugee camp in Nigeria for Cameroonians.

Pivotal role of the regional network of food banks

FBRN has begun distributing long-term food items and food parcels containing storable ingredients to beneficiaries of the 1 Billion Meals initiative in Sudan, Jordan and Lebanon.

MBRCH, a distribution partner

For its part, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charitable Establishment has started distributing food aid to beneficiaries in Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Tajikistan and Uganda, in coordination with local authorities and relevant organizations.

1 Billion Meals Initiative

The 1 Billion Meals initiative, the largest of its kind in the region, represents the values ​​of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, which aim to involve everyone in charitable and humanitarian work, including individuals and organizations from various sectors in the UAE and the world. By emphasizing the concept of sustainable community contribution through crowdfunding, to provide food support and food security to the less fortunate, the

opens the door to participation in a global social movement aimed at creating a network to support undernourished and disadvantaged people.


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