Mohammed bin Rashid announces the annual results of the Foundation's work

1.1 billion dirhams, the volume of spending on the initiatives of "Mohammed bin Rashid International" in 2021

  • Mohammed bin Rashid while chairing the meeting of the Board of Trustees and honoring the partners and major donors of the One Billion Meals initiative.

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the annual results of the work of the "Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives" Foundation for the year 2021, where the total number of beneficiaries from various initiatives, projects, programs and campaigns implemented by various institutions The initiatives involve 91 million people in 97 countries.

The total volume of the Foundation's spending amounted to 1.1 billion dirhams on various humanitarian, relief, development, community, knowledge, cultural, sports and empowerment initiatives.

Despite the challenge of the “Covid-19” pandemic, which continued its pressing repercussions on the economic and service sectors globally during 2021, the “Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives” Foundation was able to increase the number of beneficiaries of its initiatives by eight million people compared to the results of 2020, and that It is expanding its programs, initiatives, campaigns and relief and community projects to include 15 additional countries compared to the number of countries it covered in 2020, thus confirming its position that it has established over the years as the largest regional system for humanitarian, relief, development and community work.

The announcement of the results of the business report of the "Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives" was part of a special event in the Shindagha Council in Dubai, during which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum chaired the meeting of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Supreme President and CEO of Emirates Airlines, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, and Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, member of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives, the Secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, and a number of members of the Board of Trustees and executives of the Foundation.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, in a post on Twitter, yesterday: "Today I chaired the annual meeting of the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives... We reviewed the business report for the year 2021... The total beneficiaries were 91 million people in 97 countries... During In the two years of the epidemic crisis, our total expenditure was 2.3 billion dirhams... and my humanitarian team was up to the responsibility.”

His Highness added: "I am proud of the 145,000 volunteers who cooperated with us in 2021 to accomplish our humanitarian, community, health and educational work.. Proud of Noor Dubai, which reached 33 million beneficiaries.. Proud of the reading challenge, which reached 22 million students.. Proud of Dubai Cares.. and Watering the Emirates.. And our charitable and relief organization..with our awards and our community, knowledge and humanitarian conferences..and our coming is more giving, God willing.” His Highness affirmed that the UAE will remain a title for good..and the people of the Emirates will remain a major actor in the field of goodness..and our initiatives are continuous, accelerated, and enduring, God willing.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reviewed the most important stations and achievements of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives in 2021 through 35 institutions and initiatives under its umbrella. the world.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, said: “The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives has become an integrated system to empower individuals and societies, based on Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision that humanitarian work is An investment in a more stable and prosperous future for humanity.”

His Highness stressed that "building the human being is the basis for the well-being of societies... and this is the message of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's global initiatives, which it translates into its programmes, projects and strategic partnerships."

His Highness added: "The annual achievements of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's global initiatives, with the support of Mohammed bin Rashid and the efforts of its staff and volunteers, have become a symbol of the UAE's commitment to man and humanity."

In this regard, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, said: “The success of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives has reached more than 91 million people around the world in just one year and in The challenges and obstacles imposed by the “Covid-19” pandemic would not have been possible without the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which focused on the need to institutionalize humanitarian work and launch sustainable initiatives, projects and programmes.

He stated that "the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Foundation builds today on the successes it has achieved in a few years, by designing and implementing qualitative initiatives, enhancing its capabilities and expertise, continuing innovation in humanitarian, relief and development work, and strengthening its pillars, thus consolidating the leadership of the UAE in this vital sector." on the world stage.”

The launch event of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Business Report for the year 2021 included a review of the most prominent achievements, as well as highlighting influential stories of beneficiaries of initiatives around the world.

The event also witnessed a summary presentation of the "One Billion Meals" initiative, the largest of its kind in the world, to provide food support to the poor and needy in 50 countries, as well as the unveiling of the "Humanitarian Team" mural, which includes pictures of all institutions affiliated with the "Mohammed bin Rashid Initiatives". Al Maktoum International”, where His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum signed the mural, in a gesture of appreciation from His Highness for the efforts of the teams working in the Foundation, including employees and volunteers, and their dedication and dedication to their work.

As part of the event, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honored the major donors of the "One Billion Meals" initiative and its partners, who play an active role in achieving the humanitarian goals of the initiative in providing a food safety net that extends from the UAE to those in dire need of assistance.

The list of honored donors included: Mohammed Bin Rashid Charitable and Humanitarian Establishment, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai World, Khalaf Al Habtoor, Azizi Real Estate Development, Al Rostamani Group, Tiger Group, Emirates Islamic, Abdul Qadir Al Sankari, Dubai Duty Free, and Mohammed Ibrahim Obaidullah Emirates Group, Aldar Real Estate Company, Mubadala Investment Company, Abdul Wahed Al Rostamani Group, Hussain Sajwani - Damac Charitable Foundation, ADQ Holding, Dar Al Ber Association and ADNOC, and Dubai Islamic Bank.

The list of honored partners also included: Etisalat, du, Abu Dhabi Police, Roads and Transport Authority, and Emirates Auctions.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Foundation includes 35 institutions and institutional initiatives that implement hundreds of projects, programs and campaigns, within five main work axes: humanitarian and relief aid, health care and disease control, dissemination of education and knowledge, future innovation and leadership, and empowering communities.

Enhance operational efficiency

In 2021, the "Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives" Foundation witnessed further enhancement of operational efficiency and optimal utilization of resources. It was able to raise the number of beneficiaries of its initiatives to 91 million people in 97 countries, with a total volume of expenditure of 1.1 billion dirhams, reaching the largest number of beneficiaries in only one year, compared to previous years.

In addition to its 571 employees, the Foundation's various initiatives have attracted a record number of volunteers, whose contributions have constituted a major support in the implementation of many humanitarian, relief, health, knowledge, cultural and community projects, programs and campaigns.

The total number of volunteers in the various initiatives and projects under the axes and sectors of the Foundation’s work has reached 144,936, which is the largest number in the history of the Foundation, with an increase of 23,260 volunteers over the year 2020.

To encourage charitable, humanitarian, development, relief and community work, the "Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives" Foundation presented in 2021 appreciation and incentive prizes for charitable, humanitarian and development work with a total value of 17.7 million dirhams.

Deputy Head of State:

• “The UAE will remain a title for goodness... and the people of the Emirates will remain a major actor in the field of goodness... and our initiatives are continuing, accelerating and enduring.”

• “The total beneficiaries are 91 million people in 97 countries... During the two years of the epidemic crisis, our total expenditure was 2.3 billion dirhams.”

Hamdan bin Mohammed:

• «The (Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives) initiatives have become an integrated system to empower individuals and societies, based on the vision of Mohammed bin Rashid».

• “Building the human being is the basis for the well-being of societies, and this is the message of the (Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global) initiatives that it translates into its programs and projects.”

Mohammed Al Gergawi:

"(Mohammed bin Rashid's global initiatives) build today on the successes they have achieved by designing and implementing qualitative initiatives and enhancing their capabilities."

• 33 million people benefit from Noor Dubai.. 22 million students benefit from the reading challenge.

• 1.1 billion dirhams has been distributed to the various initiatives and projects of the Foundation within the axes of its work.

• The launch of the business report witnessed the honoring of the Champions of Hope and the major donors of the One Billion Meals initiative to provide food support to the needy and the poor in 50 countries.

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