x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Dubai charity walk against child hunger on Friday

The event will take place in Zabeel Park at 6pm in aid of the World Food Programme, a UN agency that fights global hunger.

DUBAI // Dubai Municipality has organised a charity walk this Friday to raise awareness and funds to help to fight child hunger and malnutrition.

The Yalla, Walk the World event will take place in Zabeel Park at 6pm in aid of the World Food Programme, a UN agency that fights global hunger.

It has been organised to coincide with End Hunger: Walk the World, an annual event in which walks are organised around the globe over 24 hours to support the World Food Programme's goals.

The programme calls on people to make donations towards its school meals scheme.

The municipality described global hunger as "the most serious issue and one of the top 10 health risks in the world, killing more people every year than TB [tuberculosis], malaria and AIDS combined".

The event is organised in association with International Humanitarian City, the Red Crescent and TNT Express International.

Abdul Majeed Hussain, the head of the parks section at Dubai Municipality, said the municipality had become experienced in organising group walking events after the Yalla Walk for health awareness in March.

Tens of thousands of participants converged on walking tracks across the city for that event, to lend their support to the campaign.

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This article has been corrected since original publication. The charity walk is on Friday, and not Saturday.