Abu Dhabi, 19 April 2016 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is contributing US$10 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help accelerate the stabilization of areas newly liberated from Daesh.
The UAE contribution will be allocated to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), and will be used to rehabilitate civic infrastructure, including hospitals and schools. Also, the project will support community development initiatives.
During the first half of April, several Desert Locust adult groups and swarms formed in at least one area along the southern coast of Yemen between Arkha and Bir Ali. As vegetation dried out, the locusts moved into adjacent interior areas where heavy rains fell recently in Al Jawf, Marib, Hadhramaut, Shabwah and Al-Maharah regions. Consequently, infestations declined on the coast but increased in the interior.
13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
Strict vigilance is also required in northwest Africa
12 April 2016, Rome - The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warned today. FAO urged neighbouring countries, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iran, to mobilize survey and control teams and to take all necessary measures to prevent the destructive insects from reaching breeding areas situated in their respective territories.
BEIRUT, 9th April, 2016 (WAM) -- The Media Office of the UAE Embassy in Lebanon today announced the conclusion of aid distribution in Tripoli, Lebanon. The campaign was in line with the UAE response to the displaced Syrians during the winter of 2016.
The campaign was courtesy the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, in co-operation with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Organisation of Lebanon's Dar Al-Fatwa in Lebanon.
ISLAMABAD, 9th April, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE has successfully vaccinated over 10.6 million children against polio as part of phase-3 of the Project to Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP.
Situation Générale en mars 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2016
BEIRUT: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF), for the second consecutive day, has distributed humanitarian aid in Tripoli.
The foundation provided aid to the Syrian and Lebanese families in a number of Lebanese governorates during the previous weeks.
In a statement, the Media Office of the UAE Embassy in Lebanon said that dispatching the assistance was overseen by Bakhit Al Kathiri, media official at the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attaché of the UAE Embassy in Lebanon and field supervisor of the distribution process.
In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.
This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.
General Situation during March 2016, Forecast until mid-May 2016
BERBERA, Somalia, 24th March, 2016 (WAM) -- In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has sent 40 trucks loaded with more than 1,000 tonnes of food aid to be distributed among the Somali people from Berbera Port.
SOCOTRA, 9th March, 2016 (WAM) -- In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has dispatched two relief planes, the 27th and 28th so far, to the Yemeni island of Socotra.
Muscat, Oman | AFP | Thursday 3/10/2016 - 13:54 GMT
Torrential rain in northern Oman and the United Arab Emirates has killed six people this week, local media reported Thursday.
Omani police on Thursday found one body that had been swept away in a flash flood in the northern district of Nizwa, and another in a car that sank into the mud in a flooded valley in the northwestern area of Al-Buraimi, the Shabiba daily reported.
The two fatalities brought Oman's death toll to five, the paper said.
ABU DHABI, 5th March, 2016 (WAM)--The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) local assistance stood at about AED145 million in 2015, including social and seasonal aid for one million Emiratis and expatriate residents registered in 10 ERC offices nationwide.
The move follows the implementation of the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Chairman of ERC to boost the authority's humanitarian assistance to reach out to the needy categories nationwide.
On 25 February, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a Resolution reminding all parties that hospitals and medical personnel are explicitly protected under international humanitarian law and that the deliberate targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure amounts to a war crime. The EP calls for an impartial and independent investigation into all alleged violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, including the latest attacks targeting humanitarian infrastructure and personnel.
The map shows that the countries which send and receive migrants in Asia and the Middle East all pose extreme or high risks to business of association with trafficking, according to Verisk Maplecroft’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Index. The impact of unethical brokers is critical across the recruitment corridors in the Middle East and Asia. Labour brokers play an essential and unavoidable role in providing workers to suppliers. But, during the recruitment journey, workers – and especially foreign migrants – may become exploited, for example, by paying large fees to one or multiple brokers.
BAMAKO, 23rd February 2016 (WAM) --- A delegation from Emirates Red Crescent recently visited Mali follow up an 11 million humanitarian project to improve healthcare, education, food supplies and services in cooperation with international and local agencies.
The delegation which led by Fahad Abdul Rehman Sultan, Deputy Secretary-General for Donations and Marketing oversaw the distribution of food aid to locals affected by the humanitarian crisis in Mali in cooperation with the Mali Red Cross.
ABU DHABI, 16th February, 2016 (WAM) -- In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has sent a further two relief planes to the Socotra Islands.
EIRUT, 13th February, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, today set off a US $ 1.5 millon aid distribution campaign in response to UAE's announcement to help the Syrian refugees in Lebanon during the winter session.
The campaign, which was lunched under the supervision of the Office of the Attache for Humanitarian and Development Affairs at the UAE Embassy in Beirut, will benefit 24,280 displaced Syrian families and the affected Lebanese.
UAE offers 503 million dirhams, (USD 137 million) in aid
0.15% of UAE national income channeled to the humanitarian crisis in Syria
2.2 billion dirhams is the value of UAE aid over the past four years
UAE aid assists Syrian refugees through cooperation with international organizations