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05 Dec 2016 description

SHABWA, 3rd December, 2016 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent on Saturday launched a new humanitarian effort in Yemen to distribute food packages to citizens in Yemen's southern Shabwa province as part of its efforts to improve humanitarian conditions exacerbated by the war being waged by the rebels.

The initiative stems from the UAE's keen interest in helping the Yemeni brothers to overcome the crisis caused by the war, the humanitarian agency said.

24 Nov 2016 description

HADRAMAUT, 22nd November, 2016 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has delivered emergency aid to the residents of remote mountain villages in Ghayl Bin Yamin district of southern Yemeni governorate of Hadramaut.

The initiative is part of the UAE's continued efforts to improve the humanitarian situation in the country.

Winter clothing, food packages and tents were carried in a convoy and delivered in response to an appeal from the villagers suffering from deteriorating infrastructure, including hospitals, roads, telecommunication services and sewage.

03 Nov 2016 description

AL MUKALLA, 2nd November, 2016 (WAM) -- In a bid to resolve the issue of power shortage in the Directorate of Mukalla in Yemen, the UAE delivered on Wednesday spare parts and filters that will help bolster the power sector.

The move is part of the framework to ease the burden on Yemeni citizens who have to endure periodic power cuts. The ship docked at the Al Mukalla wharf in Hadramaut.

03 Nov 2016 description

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced a new US$ 15 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for its education programme in Gaza.

The UAE contribution will allow UNRWA to enhance its education programme in the Gaza Strip by supporting the continued development of teaching methods and skills and by ensuring a safe learning environment for Palestine refugee children.

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • El CIVICUS Monitor, una nueva herramienta de investigación online que califica el espacio cívico y documenta las violaciones a los derechos en todo el mundo, pone de manifiesto un impacto global.

  • Los gobiernos restringen el espacio cívico y callan las voces disidentes

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • L’impact mondial est exposé au grand jour par le CIVICUS Monitor, un nouvel outil de recherche en ligne notant l'espace civique dans le monde et documentant les violations des droits.

  • Les gouvernements referment l'espace civique et font taire les voix dissidentes

02 Nov 2016 description
report CIVICUS
  • Global impact laid bare by the CIVICUS Monitor, a new online research tool that rates civic space around the world and documents violations of rights

  • Governments shutting down civic space and shutting up dissenting voices

30 Oct 2016 description
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WHO: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates
WHEN: 30 October – 8 November 2016

28 Oct 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 23-29 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.

25 Oct 2016 description

Asia: Catching the wave of success

As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.

The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.

21 Oct 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 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

19 Oct 2016 description

DUBAI, 19th October, 2016 (WAM) -- Dubai Cares, DC, today announced the allocation of AED 73,470,000 (US$ 20,000,000) for the International Network for Education in Emergencies, INEE, which helps promote access to quality, safe, and relevant education for persons affected by crises.

The commitment by DC, which is part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Global Initiatives, will initially cover three programmes in Lebanon, Niger and Sierra Leone. Future programmes will also be announced in the coming year.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

03 Oct 2016 description

RIYADH, 2nd October 2016 (WAM) - The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have condemned the attack on United Arab Emirates' civilian vessel near the port city of Aden, Yemen, while it was on a regular trip to transport humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded and injured civilians, in order to complete treatment, in the UAE.

30 Sep 2016 description
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The people of the Arab region face an uncertain future. Millions are fleeing their homes to escape violence and millions more remain trapped by conflict or in occupied territory. The expanding population is placing increasing strain on the environment through unsustainable consumption of limited water supplies and abundant energy resources. The rentier economy that prevails in many countries has proven unable to adapt to new realities or absorb the growing and increasingly youthful labour force.

30 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA, 30th September 2016 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates has pledged to continue to provide humanitarian assistance for Yemen, to the tune of US$1.2 billion, Abdullah Fadhil Al Nuaimi, from the UAE's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, said today.

30 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA, 28th September 2016 (WAM) The United Arab Emirates has provided US$ 175.6 million in humanitarian aid to Libya since the onset of the crisis there in 2011, Rima Ibrahim Al Manai, a member of the UAE's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva said today.

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.