HRH Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein of Jordan is married to HH HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai. She chairs Dubai’s International Humanitarian City which is now the world’s largest operational centre for the delivery of aid in emergencies. She was an ambassador for the World Food Programme 2005- 2007, and then appointed a UN Messenger of Peace in July 2007 by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. She writes editorials and articles on hunger, nutrition, and the UN Millennium Development Goals, and serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations. She founded Tikyet Um Ali—the first Arab NGO dedicated to overcoming local hunger—which aims at feeding 30,000 families before the end of 2017. In 2016, she received the Award for Local Sports Personality from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Creative Sports Award.
Source of Influence: Philanthropy, Charity & Development
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