PM Launches food relief project
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched an international humanitarian project to provide urgent food relief to those affected around the world.
He also directed immediate start of the project in Gaza Strip, which is currently witnessing the Israeli brutal assault, in cooperation with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the World Food Programme. The first plane, loaded with 100,000 meals, will kick off in the coming days, and will be followed by more flights according to the field conditions of the displaced people in Gaza Strip.
The new relief project is named after ‘Salma’, the first Emirati woman nurse who served for more than 50 years to save people’s lives in the UAE. Salma Project, a unique programme, will ensure provision of preserved Halal meat for victims of natural disasters, wars or conflicts in a timely manner within an integrated programme that ensures sustainability.
While launching the new relief project, Shaikh Mohammed said: “Our relief work in the UAE is diverse and widespread. Through this new relief project we aim to bridge up a gap in the international relief work with the aim to ensure an immediate high quality Halal Food for those affected to help them overcome starvation.”