Ramadan 2021: UAE sends 46 tonnes of food to Egypt

Food supplies will support families in Egypt during the holy month

Food distribution has already begun in Jordan, Pakistan and Egypt as part of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign that aims to support disadvantaged communities across 20 countries during the holy month of Ramadan. WAM
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The UAE sent 46 tonnes of food aid to Egypt as one of its humanitarian initiatives during Ramadan.

Hamad Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and UAE Permanent Representative to the Arab League, said the supplies will support families.

"The UAE and Egypt share close historical ties, and they collaborate in many fields," Mr Al Shamsi said.

"The leadership of both countries is keen to develop and strengthen these relations to serve common interests.

"The food supplies sent by the UAE to the brotherly Arab Republic of Egypt are part of the provision of humanitarian supplies to families in Egypt this holy month."

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, launched the 100 Million Meals campaign on April 11 to help feed the needy in 30 countries during Ramadan.

The campaign, which continues to raise money, reached its target in only 10 days.

Every dirham donated helps to provide one meal in countries across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

The meals will be distributed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, which joined up with several international and local partners in each beneficiary country, including the UN World Food Programme, to deliver the parcels.

Poor families, refugees, orphans and widows in Jordan, Egypt and Pakistan have already received ingredients that will help them prepare meals throughout the holy month.

Ramadan in Egypt