Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (AM)
General Assembly President Urges Continuing Support in Absence of Solution to Palestinian Question, amid Broader Refugee Crisis
A total of 21 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2016 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials urged stable financing for the Agency against a backdrop of expanding crises in the Middle East.
ADEN // Thousands of pupils returned to school in the Yemeni province of Aden on Sunday, following efforts by the UAE to rebuild 154 institutions destroyed or damaged in fighting between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces.
The conflict led to the closure of schools in several parts of the country, including the southern province of Aden, which was liberated by loyalist fighters – backed by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition – in July.
Teaching resumed at 43 primary and secondary schools on Sunday, with building work still ongoing at other schools in the province.
DUBAI, 30th September, 2015 (WAM) -- Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today announced that it has contributed AED200,000 from its Kheirat account to The Big Heart Foundation.
SANA'A, 17th September, 2015 (WAM)--Specialist Al-Jumhuriayah Hospital was reopened in Aden on Wednesday, with the support and presence of the specialist UAE team, in the Khormaksar district of Aden governorate, after its closure since 27th April when the Houthi militia and Saleh group occupied the city.
Dr. Khedir Lesour, head of the Public Health and Population office in Aden, thanked the coalition member states, especially the UAE for repairing the hospital, whose contents had been damaged by the rebels.
ABU DHABI, 16th September 2015 (WAM) --- In response to the events in Syria since 2011, the Government of the United Arab Emirates has taken action on various levels in order to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian population and to cater for Syrian refugees in Syria and abroad.
The Fourth Regional Technical Group meeting on Disaster Management under the Heart of Asia regional cooperation initiative took place today, and resulted in the development of a Confidence-Building Measure (CBM) Road Map for Heart of Asia Countries. The meeting was attended by representatives from all 14 participating countries and six supporting countries. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was a technical partner for the meeting, and Mr Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security, was in attendance as chief guest.
FUJAIRAH, 15th September, 2015 (WAM) -- The Fujairah Charity Society has provided AED1,200,000 in support of the "#yemen_we_care" campaign launched by the Emirates Red Crescent in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, with the aim of helping 10 million affected people in …
ABU DHABI, 12th September, 2015 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates has continued its efforts in provision of relief to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon under a strategic humanitarian plan put forth by the country in implementation to the directives of the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011 to date.
ADEN, 11th September, 2015 (WAM) -- Some have been waiting for a year, others since they were wounded in fighting with Houthi rebels over the past five months, but now, with help from the UAE, dozens of amputees have received their artificial limbs, according to a local newspaper.
The Fourth Regional Technical Group meeting under the Heart of Asia initiative took place in Islamabad today. The meeting’s focus was on confidence building measures (CBMs) for disaster management, which is led by Pakistan and Kazakhstan. This year focuses on the establishment of CBM’s road map of the Heart of Asia Countries.
Amman, Jordan | AFP | Monday 9/7/2015 - 04:06 GMT
As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees languish in camps or risk their lives to reach Europe, questions are being asked about why wealthy Gulf states have accepted so few.
By the end of August, more than four million Syrians had fled their country but very few if any refugees have been officially accepted by the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
HARGEISA, 6th September, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has concluded its humanitarian aid campaign in the city of Hargeisa in Somalia, after distributing thousands of food packages to families affected by the drought in many of the country's coastal and mountainous areas.
ABU DHABI, 4th September, 2015 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has announced that the total contributions received so far for the benefit of the "Yemen: We Care" donation campaign that was launched last Sunday, has reached AED 502.3 million.
HARGEISA: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation today presented 500 food packages to Somali families affected by drought in remote mountainous areas.
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stepped forward with a generous US$ 15 million contribution in support of the critical UNRWA education programme. The pledge comes at a crucial time, as a US$ 101 million funding shortfall had put at risk the start of the school year for the 685 UNRWA schools that serve 500,000 students in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
Hargeisa, 29th August, 2015 (WAM) – A Somali official has thanked the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for extending assistance to the Somali people, who were experiencing a difficult humanitarian situation as a result of a drought.
ADEN, 23rd August, 2015 (WAM) -- A UAE relief ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of food and aid supplies has arrived in Aden, as part of the country's ongoing humanitarian efforts in Yemen.
The assistance, which was launched by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, is one of many daily urgent relief efforts being implemented by UAE organisations.
The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is also carrying-out urgent relief efforts in Aden and today announced plans to expand its reach to help more people in other provinces around the country.
HARGEISA, 20th August, 2015 (WAM) -- The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation, KZHF, has concluded its project of purchasing relief materials from the Somali local market in Hargesia, which had been implemented under 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, to provide necessary assistance to the Somali people.
ABU DHABI, 19th August, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has sent a ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of food and aid supplies to Yemen, as part of the UAE's efforts to help those affected by the ongoing crisis in the country.