How Dubai charities helped world fight Covid challenges

SourceKhaleej Times

As the world reeled under the unprecedented challenges wrought by the pandemic, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives (MBRGI) stepped in to spread hope in every way possible — from sending urgent relief to treating the sick, safeguarding kids’ education, boosting innovation, and empowering communities.

The MBRGI’s annual report, released on Monday, reflected how the office exerted every effort to send help where help is needed the most. In 2020, it rolled out massive humanitarian aid and relief projects that reached 34.8 million people — nearly doubling its 17 million beneficiaries the previous year.

Under the MBRGI’s humanitarian aid and relief pillar were Dh382 million worth of projects, which were run by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), the International Humanitarian City, the UAE Food Bank, the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia UAE), and the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy.

“The year 2020 was an unprecedented challenge due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that’s more...