Dubai Holding, UN body raise $157,000 to feed schoolchildren

A staggering $157,200 has been raised since 'A Meal for a Brighter Tomorrow' was launched at the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

That’s according to Mageed Yahia, the Director of the UN World Food Programme Office in the UAE and Representative to the GCC, who told ARN News that it’ll help serve 193,000 school meals in countries like Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.

The year-long partnership between the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) and Dubai Holding will continue until Eid Al Adha.

Yahia explained why they have teamed up with Dubai holding.

The first contribution was around 20,000 meals, he recalled, describing the response to the campaign as "overwhelming".

He added what the campaign has achieved.

Being a long standing program, he also explained how they overcame the challenges posed by COVID-19 to feed 17.3 million school children around the world.

To donate to the campaign, download the UNWFP’s ShareTheMeal app or visit the website. The app allows users to see where their meals will go and keep track of the total contributions towards the goal of ensuring that every child has regular and equal access to health and nutrition to stay and succeed in school.

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