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The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) will highlight its efforts and accomplishments in boosting international humanitarian aid through the salma Humanitarian Relief program and related projects at the 13th Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD 2016). In addition to providing an overview of its goals for salma this year, AMAF will also share insights on other key projects set for implementation in 2016.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, DIHAD 2016 will run from March 21 – 23 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Speaking on AMAF’s participation at the definitive humanitarian aid and development event, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: “Under the guidance of our visionary leadership, the UAE has a proven track-record of providing seamless and timely assistance to the needy across the globe. We are confident this event will reinforce the UAE’s position as a global leader in providing humanitarian aid.”

He added: “With salma Humanitarian Relief initiative, AMAF supports international relief efforts through providing 100% halal food to affected people transcending color, race and other differences. In line with our commitment to the UAE’s humanitarian goals, we consistently engage with concerned stakeholders of humanitarian aid for the collective purpose of achieving security and stability in the world’s most affected areas.”

An innovative UAE-based initiative, the salma Humanitarian Relief is a core component of Dubai’s strategy to emerge as the global capital of Islamic economy. The program is financed through sustainable waqf funding and projects. In collaboration with international aid agencies and organizations, the programme has distributed more than 70,000 packaged meals among the worn torn people of Socotra in Yemen. In addition, more than 41,000 packaged meals have been disbursed to date to West African countries, such as Togo, Niger and Burkina Faso.