100 Million Meals campaign: UAE starts distributing food parcels in Ghana, Angola and Uganda

The Emirates will fund 100 million meals in 30 countries during Ramadan

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UAE authorities have started distributing food in Ghana, Angola and Uganda.

Parcels containing ingredients for 2.5 million meals will be distributed to people living in Zongo communities and slums in Accra, Ghana’s capital.

In Angola, UAE authorities have collaborated with the local food bank to distribute 1.25 million meals to residents of the capital Luanda.

In Uganda, UAE officials and the local Haba Na Haba Food Bank will deliver ingredients for 1.25 million meals to low-income individuals and families registered with the food bank.

On Wednesday, the Emirates also sent 50 tonnes of food aid to Tajikistan and 46 tonnes to Egypt.

In one of the biggest food drives of its kind, the Emirates will fund 100 million meals in 30 countries during Ramadan.

On April 17, authorities said low-income families, refugees, orphans and widows in Jordan, Egypt and Pakistan had started receiving food to help them prepare meals throughout the holy month.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), organiser of the 100 Million Meals campaign, has joined international and local partners in each beneficiary country.

MBRGI and the UN World Food Programme will also distribute cash vouchers to the needy in Palestine and refugee camps in Jordan and Bangladesh.

The vouchers can be used at local food banks.

The UAE officially reached its Dh100 million target for the 100 Million Meals campaign in just 10 days.

A website allowed the public to donate as little as Dh10 to fund 10 meals, rising to Dh500 or more.

The total was reached thanks to the generosity of 185,000 donors inside and outside of the Emirates.

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