UAE embassy dishes out food packages in Islamabad

Pakistan is among the nations that will benefit from UAE’s 100 Million Meals campaign

The UAE embassy in Pakistan's capital Islamabad gave out food to people in need on Monday.

The parcels contained the logo of the 100 Million Meals campaign, the aim of which is to support people in 20 countries in Asia and Africa.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, unveiled the campaign before Ramadan and said the effect of the pandemic continued to be felt.

He said 820 million people were undernourished globally, of whom 52 million lived in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Sudan, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan are among the countries that will benefit from the expanded food drive this year.

Last week Emirates Red Crescent sent a shipment of Covid-19 vaccine doses and other aid to Syria.

It will assist frontline medical workers, elderly people and those with chronic diseases, as well as displaced people in refugee camps, to provide the shots.

On the same day, the UAE sent an aid plane with 67 tonnes of food to The Gambia as the West African country tackles Covid-19.

Other countries that will receive food aid from the UAE include Angola and Uganda.