Seven programmes backed, including Sheikh Mohammed’s ’10 Million Meals’ campaign to the tune of Dh20m.
The Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH) has spent Dh58 million to support seven programmes to strengthen national efforts to combat the Covid- pandemic.
Ibrahim Bumelha, Adviser of the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and deputy chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MBRCH, stated that the UAE embodies the meaning of harmony and cohesion between various segments of the community.
Bumelha also praised the timely directives of the country’s leadership to combat the coronavirus outbreak and implement precautionary measures taken by relevant national authorities, to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate its repercussions on vulnerable segments of society.
Since the start of the crisis, the MBRCH has supported related initiatives, in partnership with all official agencies, to integrate their goals that serve the community and the establishment has spent Dh58 million to support these initiatives, he added.
Bumelha said that the first programme it supported was the Command and Control Centre for Combating Covid-19 of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, which received ventilators worth Dh7 million.
Its second programme was a further donation of Dh19 million to the centre to buy masks, medical supplies and food for the facility’s medical teams.
The MBRCH had contributed Dh20 million to the “10 Million Meals Campaign” launched by its sponsor, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Bumelha further added.
The campaign, which was launched by Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the UAE Food Bank, who is the wife of Sheikh Mohammed, aims to ease the suffering of needy people caused by the coronavirus and improve their living conditions by the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Bumelha affirmed that the MBRCH has allocated Dh3 million to help various emergency cases, and has launched a Ramadan Mir project for needy Emirati families costing Dh5 million, noting that through its team, the establishment has launched a Dh4 million project to provide ready meals to quarantined workers.
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