UAE, a major contributor
 to poverty fight: Hamdan

ABU DHABI — The UAE under the leadership of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is contributing significantly to international efforts to fight hunger, Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) said today.

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Published: Sun 17 Oct 2010, 12:32 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:27 PM

“Initiatives adopted by the UAE aim at securing food to those who need it and providing all means of living to millions of peoples who experience severe hunger and its tragic consequences,” Shaikh Hamdan said in a statement on the occasion of the World Food Day, which falls today. The UAE, he said, is playing a vital role in improving the living conditions and preserving dignity of humanity across the world by establishing development projects in the poor countries.

Shaikh Hamdan termed hunger as the main threat towards achievements of the Millennium Developments Goals whose main targets include halving the number of hungry peoples by 2015.

“Eliminating hunger and realising food security are considered important factors for the prevalence of international security and peace. The UAE is striving to address repercussions of food shortage and price hikes which affect the lives of more than 900 million peoples worldwide,” he noted.

Shaikh Hamdan highlighted the massive programmes launched by the RCA. He indicated that RCA’s constructive partnership with UN humanitarian agencies like the FAO and WFP had made remarkable difference to the standard of services to victims of poverty and hunger, worldwide.

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