ISLAMABAD, 18th April 2015 (WAM) - The UAE has immunised millions of Pakistani children with than 44 million polio vaccines in the first three months of 2015 as part of the Emirates Polio Campaign launched under directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces.
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KUWAIT, 31st March, 2015 (WAM) -- The UAE has announced to provide an additional AED367 million in aid to support the humanitarian relief in response to the crisis in Syria.
Kuwait City, Kuwait | | Tuesday 3/31/2015 - 17:55 GMT
by Omar Hasan
International donors pledged $3.8 billion on Tuesday to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir warned was the worst in "modern history".
UN chief Ban Ki-moon told participants at the meeting in Kuwait that four out of five people in Syria were living in "poverty, misery and deprivation".
"The Syrian people are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time," he said.
Solomon Islands foreign minister, Milner Tozaka has thanked his United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart. His Highness sheikh Abdullah bin zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan for the generous contribution of US$200,000 towards assistance to rehabilitate Solomon Islanders from the impact of tropical cyclone Pam.
The assistance was transmitted to Solomon Islands National Disaster Council last week.
Foreign Minister Tozaka said the gesture by UAE demonstrates the strong and firm relations that exist between the two countries.
UAE support continues to provide essential care for refugees as the Syrian Crisis enters into its fourth year
In line with UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's directives to provide emergency relief to the thousands of displaced families in Vanuatu as a result of Cyclone Pam, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, instructed Dubai's International Humanitarian City (IHC) and aid agencies within to gear up for emergency response and mobilised relief supplies.
A total of 98,710 registered Syrian refugees accessed and benefitted from the provision of health services in 2014 through the UAE’s support
ABU DHABI, 19th March 2015 (WAM) --- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayhan has ordered USD 1.2 million to be made available for emergency relief efforts, immediately, to the affected islands of the South Pacific as a result of the tropical Cyclone Pam.
Thousands of people have been affected by the worst tropical cyclone in over a decade, resulting in deaths and injury in the islands of Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati as well as Tuvalu.
A flight departed from UNHRD Dubai today carrying critical supplies to support Government-led relief efforts in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam ripped through the islands on Saturday, leaving devastation in its wake.
ISLAMABAD, 14th March 2015 (WAM) --- The UAE has immunised millions of Pakistani children with than 28.8 million polio vaccines in January and February 2015 as part of the second phase of the Emirates Polio Campaign launched under directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on an initiative by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces.
ABU DHABI, 11th March, 2015 (WAM) --In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the follow-up of 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 provided urgent food and medical aid to about 650,000 people affected by the floods that swept Malawi recently.
By Soraya Dali-Balta
The United Arab Emirates has been crowned as the world’s top humanitarian donor of the year 2013, after it offered 5.89 billion US dollars in foreign aid that year, reaching the most vulnerable communities and the least developed societies in more than 140 countries around the world through 38 donor groups.
1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.1 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 1.08 billion, followed by Iraq with US$ 851.6 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 32.9% funded with a 67.1% shortfall.
2 The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 6.79 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.18 billion (17.3%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 5.62 billion (82.7%).
CATBALOGAN, 7th March 2015 (WAM) --- Officials from the Emirates Red Crescent, have inspected the progress of the construction of a UAE-funded hospital in Western Samar, the Philippines.
The delegation led by Chairman of the board of directors of ERC, Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouie, was accompanied to the site of the project by Stephen James T. Tan, Vice-Governor of Samar Province.
ABU DHABI, 4th March, 2015 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has given instructions to the agency to allocate AED10 million for helping Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon who were affected by the bitterly cold winter weather.
Situation Générale en février 2015 Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-avril 2015
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en février le long de la cote de la mer Rouge, au Soudan et en Érythrée, où des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées contre un grand nombre de bandes larvaires, groupes d’ailes et essaims.
Access to sufficient food is a daily struggle for most Palestine refugee families in Syria. More than half of Palestine refugees in Syria have fled their homes, leaving behind their savings, assets and livelihoods. The onset of winter and soaring prices of food, heating and shelter has placed additional strains on their resilience.
UNRWA distributes food parcels to over 93,000 families during first round of assistance
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has started distributing food parcels to over 93,000 families Palestinian refugees in the Damascus area of Syria. This much-needed aid was made possible by the generous support and funding of the United Arab Emirates, which donated AED 55 million (US$ 15 million) in July 2014 to provide food assistance to conflict-affected Palestinian refugees in Syria.