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26 Sep 2016 description

NEW YORK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide vital food assistance to more than 100,000 people monthly for four months in Yemen.

Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, and WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin signed an agreement on Thursday on the side lines of UN General Assembly meetings in New York.

26 Sep 2016 description

NEW YORK, 22nd September, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE has announced that it is to welcome 15,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years with the aim of sharing in the responsibility of addressing the Syrian refugee crisis.

19 Sep 2016 description

DUBAI, 17th September, 2016 (WAM)--A UAE plane carrying over 100 tonnes of aid will leave for Entebbe, Uganda, early on Sunday to deliver vital relief supplies to more than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees who have flocked to the Ugandan border, fleeing from the conflict in South Sudan.

This immediate response follows the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to ease the suffering of the refugees in Sudan.

18 Sep 2016 description

DUBAI, 17th September, 2016 (WAM)--A UAE plane carrying over 100 tonnes of aid will leave for Entebbe, Uganda, early on Sunday to deliver vital relief supplies to more than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees who have flocked to the Ugandan border, fleeing from the conflict in South Sudan.

This immediate response follows the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to ease the suffering of the refugees in Sudan.

16 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

14 Sep 2016 description

In the last week of August, more than 15.5 million children across Pakistan’s highest-risk districts received the most vital health interventions to protect them from polio: two drops of oral polio vaccine.

Pakistan is close to entering the final stages of what will be a major milestone in global health: the interruption of polio. After many years, and despite many challenges faced by the polio programme, the highly transmittable yet vaccine-preventable virus, is finding that there are very few places left to hide.

14 Sep 2016 description

BUCHAREST, 13th September, 2016 (WAM) – The UAE Embassy to Romania has implemented the distribution of the Eid Al Adha meat, funded by Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), in co-ordination with Muslim societies.

The embassy distributed the meat to the poor Muslim families and refugees in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, and the coastal Constanta city inhabited by the minority Muslim community.

The move follows the tolerant Islamic teachings and reflects solidarity with the Muslim community in Romania.

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14 Sep 2016 description

MRAJEEB AL FHOOD, 13th September, 2016 (WAM) – The administration at the Emirati-Jordanian camp distributed Eid Al Adha meat to all the refugees there, numbering 7, 000.

It also put a smile on the faces of children who received Eid presents.

11 Sep 2016 description

MURAYJIB AL FUHOOD, 11th September, 2016 (WAM) -- The administration of the UAE-Jordanian camp in Murayjib Al Fuhood is continuing its campaign to distribute Eid clothing to Syrian refugees inside the camp as part of its preparations for Eid al-Adha.

The aid, organised with the support of the Emirates Red Crescent, will be handed out to the population, the number of which has now reached over 7,000.

29 Aug 2016 description

KASSALA, SUDAN, 27th August, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has distributed relief aid to 500 Sudanese families in Hamshkoraib area, 180 km north-east of Kassala state.

The move is part of the foundation's relief campaign to assist the victims of the torrential rains that devastated large parts of the sisterly Republic of Sudan.

15 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

25 Jul 2016 description

United Arab Emirates paves the way for continued progress against polio in Pakistan

10 Jul 2016 description

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.

08 Jul 2016 description

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.

05 Jul 2016 description

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.

28 Jun 2016 description

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.

13 Jun 2016 description

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.

04 Jun 2016 description

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.

04 Jun 2016 description

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).