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.
SOCOTRA, 10th November, 2015 (WAM) -- A fourth UAE relief ship carrying 750 tonnes of food and aid supplies has arrived at the Yemeni island of Socotra to aid locals affected by Cyclone Chapala.
SHARJAH, 7th November, 2015 (WAM) -- As per directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and 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.
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The UAE is sending 10,000 food baskets to help victims of the war started by the Iranian-backed Houthis and their allies, a Yemeni news network reported on Friday.
The first batch of the baskets arrived on Thursday in the central Marib governorate, east of the capital Sanaa, Masdar Online said.
It said Marib's governor Sultan Al Aradah distributed the baskets to Yemenis who fled their war battered areas and sought refuge in the province.
After hitting Socotra and the coastal areas of Hadramaut and Shabwa, cyclone Chapala has decreased in force and moved further into Yemen. Five years’ worth of rain of at least 300 mm fell within 48 hours causing massive flooding in the three most-affected governorates.
SOCOTRA, 5th November, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation on Wednesday sent emergency relief to Yemenis on the cyclone-struck Socotra Island affected by cyclone Chapala.
Aden, Yemen | AFP | Wednesday 11/4/2015 - 12:05 GMT
Relief aid started to be flown in to Yemen on Wednesday as a rare tropical cyclone eased into a depression after wreaking havoc in parts of the war-torn country.
Cyclone Chapala weakened after making landfall Tuesday in mainland Yemen, triggering heavy flash floods after severely striking the country's Arabian Sea island of Socotra.
A fisherman drowned on Wednesday as the storm generated high waves off the southern port city of Aden and flooded its seafront Abyan Road, his union said.
Abu Dhabi, 31st October, 2015 (WAM) -- Upon directives by 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 follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, urgent relief assistance will be delivered by the Khalifa Foundation to the victims of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake which hit Afghanistan on Monday.
On the Occasion of World Polio Day
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 October 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 the value of foreign aid provided by the UAE to combat polio during the past two years has exceeded 110 million dirhams.
ISLAMABAD, 23rd October, 2015 (WAM) – On the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide humanitarian and development assistance, the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE-PAP), announced the success of the UAE vaccination programme in Pakistan in 2014-2015, during which it provided 86.6 million vaccine doses to immunise Pakistani children against polio.
TUBAS, West Bank, 20th October, 2015 (WAM) -- The UAE Charity Authority has carried out the restoration and construction of a house for a Palestinian family living in Tubas in the West Bank, alleviating their misery and poverty, as part of a series of projects building houses for marginalised families that need support and assistance in Palestinian society.
ABU DHABI, 15th October, 2015 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, continues to work hard to respond to the pressing humanitarian needs in Yemen, providing food and relief material to 57,000 households, or approximately 399,000 people, since Aden was liberated, a senior official was quoted as saying in the English language daily, Gulf News, on Wednesday.
SOCOTRA, 19th October, 2015 (WAM) – Yemeni officials and the population of Socotra have received, with extreme joy, the 14th relief plane sent by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, (KF), to Socotra which carried 75 tonnes of food and medical supplies.
ABU DHABI, 18th October 2015 (WAM) --- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has sent a 14th aid plane carrying 75 tonnes of food supplies and medicines to Yemen's Socotra Island to help the Yemeni people.
NEW YORK, 15th October, 2015 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates has pledged a sum of $500,000 to UN Women, to be utilised in countering extremism within the context of Women, Peace and Security.
The announcement was made by Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nation in New York, while delivering a statement to the Security Council during the Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security.