Dubai: in another example for the UAE’s global leadership in humanitarian efforts, the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives (MBRGI) has agreed to support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with $2.59 million worth aids.
Under the two agreements, signed by Mr. Khaled Khalifa, UNHCR Representative in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries, and Mr. Saeed Al Etar, Assistant Secretary-General, MBRGI, the UAE-based philanthropic foundation will provide direct food aid to vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Nigeria and India, and members of hosting communities, as part of the 100 Million Meals campaign.
MBRGI, the organizer of the campaign will make two contributions to the UNHCR, an initial $1.93 million worth aid to provide food aid to refugees in Nigeria and another similar $653,000 worth aid for India.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will be responsible for distributing food parcels containing basic supplies of balanced healthy meals, benefitting some 30,000 refugees in India and cash aid to nearly 42,800 refugees in Nigeria.
According to UNHCR’s latest annual Global Trends report, the number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution and human rights violations in 2020 grew to as much as 82.4 million people.