While Islamist extremism in East Africa is often associated with al Shabaab and Somalia, it has been expanding to varying degrees throughout the region.
Militant Islamist ideology has emerged only relatively recently in East Africa—imported from the Arab world—challenging long-established norms of tolerance.
United Arab Emirates paves the way for continued progress against polio in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The UAE has provided 116,177,794 million polio vaccines for Pakistani children aged under five from January 2014 to the end of May 2016 through the Emirates Polio Campaign, launched under directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and as part of an initiative of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, to eradicate polio.
JERUSALEM, 5th July, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, yesterday completed its Ramadan Project for this year through the distribution of food parcels and Ramadan meals to more than 50,000 Palestinian families in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Jerusalem.
On 24 and 25 of June during the holy month of Ramadan, UNRWA distributed 9,809 hot meals for a total of 26,557 impoverished Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip due to the generous support from the Emirates-based Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.
The benefitting families are categorised by UNRWA as Abject Poor, meaning those households who live below US$ 1.47 per person per day and do otherwise not have access to hot meals to break the fasting during Ramadan.
GAZA, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, yesterday launched a campaign to distribute food parcels to the underprivileged in governorates in Gaza Strip.
The gesture is in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs 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 Foundation.
ABU DHABI, 12th June, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation is continuing the provision of aid to Yemen's Socotra Island through the launch of its air bridge project consisting of 12 humanitarian aid planes carrying 400 tonnes of Ramadan food supplies.
BEIRUT, 3rd June, 2016 (WAM) – United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Lebanon Philippe Lazzarini, has commended the UAE’s efforts in assisting refugees in Lebanon.
He noted that the generous support provided by the UAE met the basic needs of the refugees in Lebanon who had been forced to flee their country, but deserved to live in dignity.
NABLUS, 3rd June 2016 (WAM) --- The Humanitarian Appeal International (HAI) has launched a charity initiative to help Palestinian orphans during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
In a statement during the launch ceremony, Palestinian Minister of Endowments, Yousuf Ad'ees, said the agency is now the biggest sponsor of orphans in Palestine.
Commissioner of the HAI in the West Bank, Ibrahim Rashid, said the agency committed AED15 million for the initiative dubbed Bozour al-Khair (Seeds of Good Deeds).
The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.
Dubai, 30 May 2016 – From the migrant crisis in Europe, to the earthquake in Nepal, the ability to communicate is essential to humanitarian emergency operations. World-leading satellite operators and integrators: Arabsat, EMC, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat are conducting technical training for humanitarian personnel starting in Dubai this week, to support the provision of communications to all those responding to emergencies including affected populations.
ABU DHABI, 29th May, 2016 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided humanitarian aid to those affected by the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka recently.
The move follows the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, orders of 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 Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent.
La iniciativa "La educación no puede esperar" busca proporcionar educación de calidad en los próximos cinco años para 13,6 millones de niños y jóvenes en situaciones de emergencia y crisis prolongadas.
Estambul, 23 de mayo de 2016 – Varias organizaciones mundiales y nacionales lanzaron hoy la iniciativa “La educación no puede esperar", un nuevo fondo para coordinar mejor el apoyo a la educación para los niños y los jóvenes afectados por situaciones de emergencia humanitaria y crisis prolongada, e impulsar la inversión en este terreno.
TA'EZ, 24th May 2016 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority has provided a new batch of medical supplies to Al Thawra Hospital in the Yemeni province of Ta'ez.
The medical supply, which included medicines and surgical instruments, were handed over today to the hospital in the presence of Ta'ez Governor Ali Al Ma'amary, hospital officials and ERC representatives.
Al Thawra hospital plays a key role in tending to the increasing number of wounded people in the province.
ISTANBUL, 24th May, 2016 (WAM) – The United Arab Emirates has announced that it will increase its humanitarian contributions to 15 percent of its projected budget for the next four years.
Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years
ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.
JENIN, northern West Bank, 21st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE's Human Appeal International, HAI, has provided diversified assistance to the people with special needs in the Palestinian territories through the establishment of a number of houses, provision of medical treatment for plenty of medical cases and other services.
KHARTOUM, 14th May, 2016 (WAM) -- Sudanese Health Minister Dr. Sumaya Idris today launched the operational phase of the Zayed Heart Humanitarian Mobile Hospital in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, to deliver diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic and preventive services to needy heart patients, particularly children and elderly people.
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/325.
Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015