Around 92,000 underprivileged families received 4.5 million meals in Mauritania.
This comes as part of the ongoing ‘100 Million Meals’ food distribution campaign, which was the largest food distribution drive in the region.
The initiative aims to provide food support across 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) has been working with the Food Banking Regional Network (FBRN) and several local authorities to ensure a swift and comprehensive distribution of the food items.
Moez Al Shahdi, Co-Founder of FBRN, said, "We distributed 420 tonnes of food to 15,000 families registered with the Mauritanian Food Bank. Government employees and volunteers from international institutions and companies, as well as representatives of the civil society network, supervised distribution operations to ensure that families received sufficient and nutritious food parcels as part of the campaign’s efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition during a global pandemic."
The ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign concluded with double its target, drawing massive donations from individuals, institutions, the business community and philanthropists in the UAE and abroad to provide 216 million meals.
"Hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity pose serious threats to the lives of more than 821 million people in the world. Therefore, solid cooperation among entities is vital to address the rising severity of food security in developing populations. Distribution efforts under ‘100 Million Meals’ would not be possible without our partners from international and regional organisations and local bodies and institutions across 30 countries, as well as the selfless work of volunteers."