Princess Haya Relief to WFP
Princess Haya's Newest Initiative Sends Food to People in Need
Whenever disaster strikes, the UAE's Princess Haya is quick to step up to offer aid and assistance.
In December, both she and Sheikh Mo donated supplies to Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, and earlier this month, the Princess honored a Jordanian martyr by visiting with his family in Dubai.
Now, the generous royal has contributed to one of a program--the United Nations World Food Program (WFP)--and her donation could save hundreds of lives.
The fund to which she has contributed allows for the rapid purchase and transportation of a special high-energy biscuit, which will be provided to people who are the victims of natural disaster or conflict and are in urgent need of nutritious food.
"Princess Haya's generosity is literally a life-saver. When an emergency happens, WFP must deliver food quickly, and this effort will put our emergency response into another gear so we can save lives anywhere, anytime," said WFP Executive Director David Beasley.
"Princess Haya is a true champion for people facing hunger and poverty, and our appreciation for her dedication and support for WFP grows greater each year."
Princess Haya shared the news in an Instagram post: "Those who work at WFP dedicate their lives to the fight to eradicate hunger; we're humbled to host these remarkable men and women in Dubai for WFP's Global Management Meeting, chaired for the first time by new WFP Executive Director, David Beasley," she wrote.
"ED Beasley is a tireless advocate for the hungry. In his first year in office - a year of unprecedented challenges - WFP grew its revenues from $5.7 billion to $6.1 billion and responded to crises around the world, feeding around 80 million people and ensuring the aversion of famine in 4 countries. It was an honour to show ED Beasley and his team the International Humanitarian City today."
Princess Haya is no stranger to the program. According to The National, she's visited WFP operations in countries such as Cambodia, Malawi, and Syria, and also serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.