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U.A.E. pledges US$200 million for Gaza rebuilding

CAIRO: The U.A.E. announced on Sunday a donation of US$200 million for reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), made the announcement during the Gaza Donor Conference in Cairo yesterday in the presence of representatives of 50 states and 20 international organisations. The meeting was opened by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Donor states pledge $5.4 billion to Gaza, urge peace talks

10/12/2014 - 19:49 GMT

by Jo Biddle and Jay Deshmukh

International donors pledged about $5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

The conference in Cairo aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a 50-day July-August war between Israel and Hamas.

"The participants pledged approximately $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros)," said Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende, reading out a closing statement at the conference which Norway co-hosted.

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Liberia + 3 others
UAE Donates AED 18.3 Million for Fighting Ebola Virus in West Africa

Abu Dhabi, 2 October 2014: Upon the directives of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, HH General Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, ordered the provision of an amount of AED 18.3 million in response to the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, particularly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to be channeled through the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

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MICAD, IRC join forces to provide healthcare, education to refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan AND Jordan

The U.A.E. Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), yesterday signed two agreements with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), to provide healthcare, education and job opportunities to Syrian refugees in Jordan and the Kurdish Region of Iraq.

The Agreements were signed by Hazza Mohammad Falah Al Qahtani, the Under-Secretary of MICAD and David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC on the side-lines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Philippines + 1 other
ERC to build 10 schools in Philippine Typhoon-ravaged areas

MANILA: Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has signed three memorandums of understanding with the Philippine government whereby the U.A.E.'s humanitarian major will build ten schools destroyed by typhoon Haiyan in two provinces of the Philippines in November last year.

ERC says the new agreements represent the first stage of ERC's development efforts in the Philippine areas ravaged by the tropical cyclone, and follow its 2013 emergency relief operation to help the affected population.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Distribution of food aid, tents to victims of floods in Pakistan upon directives of U.A.E. President- update

ISLAMABAD, 20th September, 2014 (WAM) -- The Administration of U.A.E. Pakistan Assistance Programme (U.A.E. PAP), has distributed 40,000 food baskets and 7, 100 tents at a cost of over US$3.1 million, to the families affected by the floods in a number of areas, cities and villages in the Punjab Province.

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World + 6 others
Gulf countries: growing aid powers


DUBAI, 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - Gulf countries are ramping up their overseas aid spending by providing hundreds of millions of dollars to emergencies both in the Middle East and further afield while at the same time broadening multilateral engagement and joining global debates on aid effectiveness.


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MICAD and WFP sign three agreements - UAE supports the emergency humanitarian operations inside and outside Syria

Abu Dhabi, 17 September 2014: The UAE signed three agreements today with the United Nations World Food Program (UN WFP), in support of the WFP response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. According to the agreements the UAE will provide a total of AED 113 million (US$ 31 million) to WFP benefitting almost 880,000 people inside and outside Syria.

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Pakistan + 1 other
U.A.E. assist flood victims in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The administration of the U.A.E. Project to Assist Pakistan, U.A.E. PAP, has begun implementing the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the orders of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, with the follow up of H.H.

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Iraq + 1 other
Khalifa Foundation implements massive aid programme in Erbil

Acting upon directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and instructions of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, and follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation is implementing a multi-phase massive relief programme in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (28 August 2014) [EN/AR]



Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.74 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 692 million, followed by Palestine with US$ 271 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 40.1% funded with a 59.9% shortfall. Iraq SRP was over funded by 81.2%.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.02 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.41 billion (40%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 3.61 billion (60%).

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World + 1 other
Dubai hosts the World Humanitarian Day Walk at World’s largest mall

DUBAI, 20th August, 2014 (WAM) -- Under the Patronage of UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of Vice President and Prime Minister of U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and in coordination with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) on Tuesday marked World Humanitarian Day (WHD) 2014 by organising a walk to commemorate humanitarian workers’ courageous efforts across the globe.

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Iraq + 4 others
UNHCR in major air, land and sea humanitarian aid push into northern Iraq

The major focus is on improving living conditions for IDPs, particularly people without shelter or housing. People are struggling to find food and water and gaining access to primary medical care.

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Iraq + 1 other
Hamdan bin Zayed directs ERC to provide urgent relief to IDPs in Iraqi Kurdistan

ABU DHABI, 17th August, 2014 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of the Emirates Red Crescent, has directed that urgent relief aid at a total value of AED 22 million be delivered to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraqi Kurdistan region, who have fled their homes as a result of recent events in the region.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Continues Emergency Aid to Gaza

Dubai, 14th Aug. 2014 (WAM): Under the directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, and with more than 200,000 Gazans in temporary shelters in schools and other facilities run by UNWRA, the flow of aid from Dubai continued with two flights today raising the total for the aid operation from the International Humanitarian City (IHC) to 22 flights - six by Boeing 747 freighters and sixteen by C130s.

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Mohammed directs dispatch of second emergency food aid to Gaza

12/08/2014 03:36:02 PM

Dubai, 12th Aug. 2014 (WAM): Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has directed to allocate the second batch of Salma emergency food aid, for those affected by crises across the globe, to Gaza.

His Highness directives came after the first aid plane has lately distributed 100,000 meals to the Palestinians subjected to unjust aggression in Gaza.

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Monthly Newsletter of the UAE Foreign Aid Sector: Issue 41, August 2014

The United Arab Emirates offers AED 150 million for the reconstruction of Gaza

The UAE Red Crescent Authority has signed a cooperation agreement with UNRWA on the reconstruction of GAZA strip at an overall cost of AED 150 million (nearly US$ 41 million). The project includes the reconstruction of houses and health, education and service institutions which were damaged during the latest events (Etihad, 22 July 2014).

The UAE supports the Palestinian refugees in Syria with AED 55 million in cooperation with UNRWA

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Mohammed bin Rashid orders resumption of airlift to Gaza

With nearly 260,000 Gazan civilians in more than 90 UN shelters, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered the resumption of flights to help supply UNWRA, the World Food Programme, WHO and other aid agencies struggling to help the victims of the Israeli assault on Gaza.

Over 1850 Gazans have been killed and over 9,000 wounded, with nine UN staff among those killed.

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Pakistan + 1 other
UAE polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan scales new heights

Islamabad, 2nd Aug. 2014 (WAM) -- The U.A.E. massive campaign to vaccinate three million children under five against poliomyelitis (polio) in Pakistan was successful, the U.A.E. Project to Assist Pakistan (U.A.E. PAP) has announced.