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26 Jan 2015 description

ISLAMABAD, 24th January, 2015 (WAM) -- On the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide humanitarian and development assistance to the friendly people of Pakistan, and implementing the initiative of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to eradicate polio globally, the administration of the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE PAP) announced the launch of the second phase of the "Emirates Polio Campaign" in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, …

22 Jan 2015 description

TUNIS, 22nd January 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation on Wednesday distributed winter aid to 7000 families in the Tunisian governorates of Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid to help them survive the current cold wave that hit the country recently.

An official source from the Foundation said that the effort is in accordance with directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

16 Jan 2015 description

AMMAN, 15th January 2015 (WAM) --- The UAE's Red Crescent (ERC) on Thursday said it has so far delivered emergency winter aid to more than 20,000 refugees and people affected by the sever snowstorm in Jordan, since the UAE's Show Compassion (Tarahamu in Arabic) Campaign was launched last week by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

On Thursday, some 1,500 people at refugee camps in Al Mafraq Governorate benefited from the agency's humanitarian aid.

16 Jan 2015 description

BEIRUT, 15th January, 2015 (WAM) -- A team from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Work continued to work with the UAE Embassy in Beirut for the seventh day to distribute winter aid packages to refugees and those affected by the blizzard that hit the Levant and Iraq.

An official source from the Foundation said that the winter aid campaign in Lebanon aims to reach 20,000 Syrian refugees and Lebanese families affected by the snowstorm, as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

08 Jan 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 8th January, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF) team, in co-operation with the UAE Embassy in Lebanon, has distributed a huge amount of winter relief aid to over 5,000 displaced Syrians at Al Kharoub Region in Lebanon.

07 Jan 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 6th January, 2015 (WAM) --- In accordance with directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and with follow-up by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and with the participation of all government departments and private sector institutions, the UAE is launching a campaign tomorrow Wednesday to raise funds for refugees and people in the Levant to help them survive the powerful snow storm Huda expected to hit the region in the coming days.

05 Jan 2015 description

UAE signs US$ 1 million cooperation agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to secure artificial limbs for Syrians in need

05 Jan 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 4th January, 2015 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) continues its relief efforts for the victims of floods in Malaysia, especially in the Pahang State.

The relief programme targets providing assistance to 35,000 affected families which include 110,000 individuals in the Pahang State.

The ERC delegation in the state has distributed more relief assistance which comprises food and blankets, to thousands of affected families in the state of Pahang, northeast of Malaysia, deemed as one of the states affected the most by the floods.

31 Dec 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 29th December, 2014 (WAM) – Teams from the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), continues to distribute humanitarian to refugees in Iraq's Kurdistan region internally as part of its campaign targeting 600,000 people amid plummeting temperatures and wintry conditions.

ERC's teams had access to Heran, Khleifan, and Soran, the mountainous areas north of Erbil close to the Iranian-Turkish border, to give out shelter, food and warm clothes to the displaced.

31 Dec 2014 description

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), has instructed the ERC to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to flood victims in Malaysia and launch a massive humanitarian programme to meet the basic needs of the flood-affected population.

Flash floods struck the State of Pahang, north-east of Malaysia, leaving 160,000 people homeless.

16 Dec 2014 description

Abu Dhabi, 15th December, 2014 (WAM) -- A plane flew today carrying 100 tons of medical assistance to Egypt, where it will then be delivered to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing, in implementation of directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).

15 Dec 2014 description

AMMAN, 14th December, 2014 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has continued for the third day in a row to distribute humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan as part of the initiative of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Honorary President of the Emirates Red Crescent, to provide winter needs for the refugees.

10 Dec 2014 description

NEW YORK, 9th December, 2014 (WAM) -- The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations participated in a donors’ meeting for current and prospective contributors, chaired by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Monday. The meeting was organized by the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), as part of its Multi-Year Appeal 2015 Update and presentation of its funding priorities.

10 Dec 2014 description

BELGRADE, 9th December, 2014 (WAM) -- Hamad Al Awadi, acting UAE Ambassador in Serbia, has handed over Khalifa Humanitarian Foundation homes for those affected by floods in Serbia.

The handover ceremony was attended by senior Serbian officials. The Ambasador handed over 17 keys of houses to the families affected by floods which occurred in Serbia during May.

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10 Dec 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 9th December, 2014 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region (Al Gharbiyah) and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, has directed the allocation of AED60 million in favour of Syrian refugees, with AED10 million to be distributed every month for six months. AED5 million of the total AED60 million will be allocated to refugees in Jordan and AED2.5 million to refugees in both Lebanon and Iraq's Kurdistan.

09 Dec 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 8th December, 2014 (WAM) -- The initiative of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, was launched today to provide Syrian refugees with their needs for the winter season.

08 Dec 2014 description

ISLAMABAD, 7th December, 2014 (WAM) -- Launched on 12th January, 2011, on the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and with the continuous follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, UAE PAP, Project to Assist Pakistan, has the aim of helping Pakistan overcome the consequences of destructive torrential rains by rebuilding the infrastructure.

08 Dec 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 6th December 2014 (WAM) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has re-affirmed UAE's commitment to supporting humanitarian works all over the world.

This came during a telephone conversation today with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. "We are key partners of the UN and related organisations in supporting humanitarian and charitable works, particularly relief operations in different countries of the world," he said.

04 Dec 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA 1st Meeting (AM)

Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2015 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials estimated that the chronically underfunded Agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.