DP World Foundation delivers AED19 million in charity projects in 10 countries in Ramadan

DP World Foundation has expended over AED19 million on charity projects during the holy month of Ramadan this year in 10 countries. This was announced at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development (DIHAD) Exhibition, held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai. DP World’s philanthropic arm reported that beneficiaries in the UAE and nine other countries in Africa and Asia warmly received the campaign’s outcomes. His Excellency Nasser Abdulla Al Neyadi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of DP World Foundation, said: “We are planning more campaigns to bolster DP World Foundation’s presence and amplify its charitable impact in the upcoming year”. 

Al Neyadi elaborated that a total of AED9.22 million (US$2.51 million) had been allocated for projects in the ten countries. The largest contribution, totaling AED10 million (US$2.72 million), was allocated to the “Mother’s Endowment” campaign launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. This initiative aims to honour mothers by establishing an AED1 billion endowment fund to support the education of millions worldwide. 

Locally in the UAE, DP World Foundation collaborated with partners such as Al Ihsan Charity Association and the Dubai Charity Association to launch the Ramadan Amaan 10 campaign. With the help of 18,000 volunteers, 500,000 Iftar boxes were distributed across the UAE. 

In 2023, DPWF gave an AED10 million contribution to the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed to establish the largest Ramadan sustainable food aid endowment fund and contribute to other charity projects. 

DIHAD 2024 convened key decision-makers from leading NGOs, UN agencies, charity organisations, government bodies, and private sector providers to address the needs of people and countries affected by crises, disasters, and natural calamities. Al Neyadi expressed satisfaction with the significant progress made since the foundation’s inception in April 2022. He underlined DPWF’s focus on supporting health, education, and food-related causes at local, regional, and international levels, aligning with the UAE’s Fifty-Year Charter for sustainable growth in humanitarian work. 

DP World Foundation’s Director General, Latifa AlQemzi, revealed plans for expanding its reach and impact in the upcoming years. She cited the positive outcomes of previous campaigns as motivating factors for this decision. 

AlQemzi added: “We are currently planning an exciting array of international and local initiatives and campaigns for 2025, aiming to encapsulate the true essence of Ramadan and promote community spirit, generosity, and giving.” AlQemzi presented at DIHAD 2024’s Humanitarian Diplomacy and Climate Change session, introducing the DPWF’s impactful work and mission. 

DP World Foundation remains committed to promoting social responsibility and supporting those in need, regardless of nationality, race, or religion. Its upcoming initiatives will address various social issues such as poverty, hunger, and education through collaborations with local and international partners. 

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