Dubai, UAE: Al Nasr Contracting Company donated AED1 million to the 100 Million Meals campaign, the first humanitarian campaign of its kind in the Arab world to provide food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 30 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The Month of Giving
Sami Sidawi, Founder and Chairman of Al Nasr Contracting Company, said: “The Holy month of Ramadan awakens the spirit of solidarity and compassion within us and invites us to give. This initiative encourages every person to stand by his fellow man in hard times, and comes as no surprise from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The UAE is renowned for its philanthropic work, and for providing a conducive environment for businessmen and companies to invest and grow in a way that contributes to the development of the nation.”
Sami, a businessman whose companies and businesses operate across the UAE, US, and UK, urged people to participate in the 100 Million Meals campaign and contribute to its success.
United Against Hunger
The 100 Million Meals campaign comes as part of the UAE’s generous efforts to support the second of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition in the world by 2030.
More than 820 million people are undernourished globally, including 52 million people across the Middle East and North Africa region. Malnutrition contributes to about 45% of deaths in children under-5 years of age and hunger claims a child’s life every 10 seconds. Hunger causes more deaths than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Donations to the 100 Million Meals campaign can be made in four ways, until the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. First, on the campaign website www.100millionmeals.ae, second, by contacting the campaign call center on the toll-free number 8004999, third, via the designated bank account through Dubai Islamic Bank (AE08 0240 0015 2097 7815 201), and fourth, by sending the word “وجبة” in Arabic or “Meal” in English by SMS on specified numbers via the Du or Etisalat networks in the UAE.
Sami Sidawi and Al Nasr Contracting Company: A Success Story
Al Nasr Contracting Company is a pioneer in the field of general contracting, energy, water, cooling, sanitation, roadworks, agricultural works, and landscaping. The company has executed significant projects in UAE, showcasing the cultural status and progress of the Emirate, through an integrated administrative and technical workforce employing around 6,000 skilled individuals.