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
AED 173 billion value of the UAE's foreign aid since its establishment covering 21 sectors
AED 1.6 billion UAE aid to Yemen
In the framework of ongoing humanitarian development in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates played a pivotal role in responding to humanitarian crises on the ground in Yemen, thus becoming the second largest donor of humanitarian aid in Yemen globally, according to data released by the UN Financial Tracking Service (FTS).
Abu Dhabi – Jan. 21, 2016 Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Head of the UAE Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, has reaffirmed that the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen poses a serious challenge to the international community, especially in light of the increasing numbers of affected individuals, as well as the widespread damage to infrastructure in many cities the war-struck country, as a result of attacks perpetrated by Houthis and rebel groups.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 19 January 2016: HE Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, said that supporting the World Humanitarian Summit, to be held in 2016, proves the deep understanding of the urgent need to establish an international forum and importance of developing engaging dialogue for a better tomorrow, and to address recent violations of human rights that happened recently.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 18 January 2015: HE Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, said that strengthening partnerships, the unification of the international community's efforts towards international development issues, as well as the effective response to different humanitarian crises, calls for supporting the abilities of active countries and international development and humanitarian organisations.
ABU DHABI, 11th January, 2016 (WAM) -- In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of H.H.
January 8, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will fund the construction of two water pumping stations at a cost of 260 million dollars in Khartoum state in support of the Sudanese government efforts to resolve a water crisis in the most densely populated region of the country.
Based on the latest national census in 2008, the state has dynamic population with over five million inhabitants. The National Bureau of Statistic projects that the number of Khartoum population in 2018 would reach nearly eight millions (7,993,851).
BEIRUT, 6th January, 2016 (WAM) – The Sharjah Charity International (SCI) has distributed winter aid to displaced Syrian persons in Lebanon as part of the UAE's strategy to help victims of disasters and wars.
Mohammed Hamdan Al Razi, Project Manager, SCI, said the warm winter campaign provided winter clothing and blankets as well as heating fuel for 930 families.
''The multi-phase winter assistance drive will be carried out throughout the extreme cold season so as to reach as many vulnerable people as we can,'' he added.
ABU DHABI, 1st January, 2016 (WAM) -- The Zayed Giving Initiative will send a voluntary mobile hospital to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and preventive services to the needy people in Sudan.
The gesture is part of an initiative to provide medical treatment to one million children and elderly people across the world. The mobile hospital will work under the supervision of Emirati and Sudanese voluntary doctors, and in partnership with the Saudi German Hospital, Dar Al Ber Society, Sudanese Voluntary Society and other voluntary associations.
ABU DHABI, 17th December 2015 (WAM) --- The Emirates Red Crescent is providing a large number of oxygen cylinders for hospitals in Taiz Governorate, southwestern Yemen, to meet a severe supply shortage affecting surgical procedures to treat people injured in the war.
In a statement, the agency said the oxygen cylinder supply which will be procured as soon as possible from local markets in Aden, will be sufficient for three months.
ABU DHABI, 10th December, 2015 (WAM)--As per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and in the context of UAE’s response to the United Nations’ and the international organisations’ plans to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, UAE today provided AED 73.5 million (US$ 20 million) to ensure the basic needs of the people of Yemen.
This report sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk, including population growth, urbanisation, and conflict.
UPDATES MICAD'S AID FIGURES ABU DHABI, 4th December 2015 (WAM) --- The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (Micad) said the UAE has provided AED173 billion in foreign aid to 178 countries and geographical areas between 1971-2014.
ABU DHABI, 30th November 2015 (WAM) --- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, in cooperation with the UAE Embassy in Kabul, continues to distribute relief to people affected by the recent earthquake which hit Badakhshan and Takhar provinces in the northeast of Afghanistan.
ABU DHABI, 24th November 2015 (WAM) --- The Emirates Red Crescent has won two ISO 9001:2008 and two ISO 14001:2004 certificates from UK-based Worldwide Quality Assurance recognising the quality of the agency's services at the Emirati Jordanian Field Hospital in Jordan's Mafraq Governorate and the Emirati Jordanian Refugee Camp (Mrajeeb Al Fhood camp) east of Zarqa, Jordan. The hospital and the camp are both managed by the UAE agency.
ABU DHABI, 24th November, 2015 (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, and the follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the foundation is sending aid by sea and air to the Socotra Archipelago.
The United Arab Emirates generously responded to UNHCR's appeal to alleviate the conditions of asylum seekers and refugees in Greece. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ordered to fund and facilitate a bridge of airlifts of humanitarian supplies from UNHCR's global stockpile in Dubai to refugees and asylum seekers in Lesbos, Greece.
KABUL, 15th November, 2015 (WAM) -- A team from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, in coordination with the UAE Embassy in Kabul, has distributed urgent humanitarian aid supplies to the victims of the latest earthquake to hit Afghanistan.
SHARJAH, 12th November, 2015 (WAM) – An Emirates Red Crescent aircraft, loaded with 30 tonnes of relief items, today left Sharjah International Airport for Socotra island in Yemen in implementation of the UAE leadership's directives to assist victims of the devastating Cyclone Chapala, which battered the island inflicting heavy losses to life and enormous damage to property.
BU DHABI, 11th November 2015 (WAM) On the directives of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU) and the Family Development Foundation (FDF), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) and Honorary Chairwoman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC), the Authority is embarking on a massive programme to develop several projects in Aden and neighbouring provinces in Yemen.