UAE to provide aid to eradicate hunger: Sheikha Lubna

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UAE to provide aid to eradicate hunger: Sheikha Lubna

UAE to provide aid to eradicate hunger: Sheikha Lubna

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), and head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, said the UAE continues to provide aid as part of efforts to eradicate hunger through its international partnerships with countries and organisations thanks to the directives of the country’s wise leaders, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikha Lubna made the remark as she led the UAE delegation to an international awards ceremony organised in Rome by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, FAO, to recognise the effort made by countries around the world which has led to the near achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve the proportion of hungry people by a 2015 deadline, or bringing it below the 5 percent threshold.
A majority – 72 out of 129 – of the countries monitored by FAO, including the UAE, have achieved the MDG target. Out of the total 72 countries, 29 have also met the more stringent goal to halve the number of hungry people as laid out by governments when they met in Rome at the World Food Summit (WFS) in 1996.
And another 12 of the total 72 countries have maintained their hunger rates below 5 percent dating back to at least 1990.
(Courtesy WAM)