June 5, 2023

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UNHCR is a partner in the "Billion Meals" initiative

UNHCR is a partner in the “Billion Meals” initiative

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The “Billion Meals” initiative is the largest in the region to provide food support to the poor and needy, supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a group of international, regional and local action partners. Collaborates to reach the equivalent of one billion meals for the poor, especially children, refugees and displaced persons affected by humanitarian crises and natural disasters in 50 countries.
Concerned about the plight of tens of thousands of refugees around the world, UNHCR joins the United Nations World Food Program, a network of regional food banks, and Mohammed Bin, a group of operational partners in the “Billion Meals” initiative. Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charitable Organization, Emirates Food Bank, and business organizations are involved in this effort in charities, humanitarian and community.
Active partners of the “Billion Meals” initiative support its departmental and logistical humanitarian operations in over 50 countries, including listing those in need of assistance, cooperating in reaching them with food support wherever they are, and delivering food parcels or instant delivery. Vouchers for beneficiaries.
The joint venture between the initiative and its partners doubles the opportunities for collaborative participation and sharing of experiences, resources and capabilities in the implementation of “Billion Foods” operations by bringing together the efforts of a large number of companies, organizations, groups and employees. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, including providing direct relief assistance, participating in the Challenge of Hunger and the Seventh Goal for 2030; The goal is to eradicate hunger in the world.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established in 1950 after World War II; To help the millions of refugees who have been displaced or displaced during the war. Today, for over 70 years, UNHCR has been providing protection and assistance to refugees worldwide. In the regions, a staff is deployed at the regional, branch, and field offices to assist refugees and displaced persons, and they specialize in a number of areas, including legal protection. Administration, Social Services, Public Affairs and Health and UNHCR receive funding from voluntary contributions. UNHCR in-kind contributions, including non-food items such as tents, medicine and trucks.
Khalid Khalifa, a spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at the Gulf Cooperation Council and a consultant to the High Commissioner, said: All is lost, and this partnership is an extension and expansion of our collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Initiatives; The collaboration was a quality success in the 100 million food campaigns organized last year, and we hope that this collaboration will lead to further achievements and success in the “Billion Meals” initiative, which we consider to be one of the targeted humanitarian efforts.
Sarah Al Nuaimi, Director of the Office of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, said that our initiatives in the region and globally have a goal to ensure that the impact of humanitarian action is broad and far-reaching and accessible. The collaboration of “Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global’s initiatives with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees” aims to ensure that “Billion Foods” reaches the groups most in need of support and assistance, as well as providing food security for their own families and their homes for safety. It is a continuation of our co-operation with humanitarian efforts aimed at making a practical difference in the lives of millions of people who have been forced to leave.
“One Billion Foods”, the largest in the region, represents the values ​​of the “Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives”, which involve everyone in the charitable and humanitarian work of individuals and organizations. Various sectors in the UAE and around the world are focusing on the concept of sustainable community funding. The Safety Web for those who do not have access to food that opens the door to participation in a comprehensive social movement aimed at providing food support and food safety elements to the most needy groups and weaving food.
Billion Meals continues to receive donations through four recognized channels: the Internet www.1billionmeals.ae The word “food” or “food” for bank transfer network users 1020 to account for the “one billion foods” initiative in the authorized account number AE300260001015333439802 at Emirates NBD in Dirham, UAE. No. 8009999.

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