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16 Dec 2014 description

Abu Dhabi, 15th December, 2014 (WAM) -- A plane flew today carrying 100 tons of medical assistance to Egypt, where it will then be delivered to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing, in implementation of directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).

15 Dec 2014 description

AMMAN, 14th December, 2014 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has continued for the third day in a row to distribute humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan as part of the initiative of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Honorary President of the Emirates Red Crescent, to provide winter needs for the refugees.

10 Dec 2014 description

NEW YORK, 9th December, 2014 (WAM) -- The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations participated in a donors’ meeting for current and prospective contributors, chaired by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Monday. The meeting was organized by the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), as part of its Multi-Year Appeal 2015 Update and presentation of its funding priorities.

10 Dec 2014 description

BELGRADE, 9th December, 2014 (WAM) -- Hamad Al Awadi, acting UAE Ambassador in Serbia, has handed over Khalifa Humanitarian Foundation homes for those affected by floods in Serbia.

The handover ceremony was attended by senior Serbian officials. The Ambasador handed over 17 keys of houses to the families affected by floods which occurred in Serbia during May.

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10 Dec 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 9th December, 2014 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region (Al Gharbiyah) and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, has directed the allocation of AED60 million in favour of Syrian refugees, with AED10 million to be distributed every month for six months. AED5 million of the total AED60 million will be allocated to refugees in Jordan and AED2.5 million to refugees in both Lebanon and Iraq's Kurdistan.

09 Dec 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 8th December, 2014 (WAM) -- The initiative of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, was launched today to provide Syrian refugees with their needs for the winter season.

08 Dec 2014 description

ISLAMABAD, 7th December, 2014 (WAM) -- Launched on 12th January, 2011, on the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and with the continuous follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, UAE PAP, Project to Assist Pakistan, has the aim of helping Pakistan overcome the consequences of destructive torrential rains by rebuilding the infrastructure.

08 Dec 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 6th December 2014 (WAM) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has re-affirmed UAE's commitment to supporting humanitarian works all over the world.

This came during a telephone conversation today with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. "We are key partners of the UN and related organisations in supporting humanitarian and charitable works, particularly relief operations in different countries of the world," he said.

04 Dec 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA 1st Meeting (AM)

Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2015 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials estimated that the chronically underfunded Agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.

03 Dec 2014 description

General Situation during November 2014 Forecast until January 2015

30 Nov 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 27th November 2014 (WAM) --- A number of Iraqi wounded and sick civilians arrived last night at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi to receive medical treatment at the UAE hospitals in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

27 Nov 2014 description

Abu Dhabi 27 November 2014: The UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) signed an agreement today with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to support the UNICEF Ebola Outbreak Response through providing the necessary humanitarian assistance.

25 Nov 2014 description

AMMAN, 16th November 2014 (WAM) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) opened today the second phase of the Emirati-Jordanian camp in Mrajeeb Al Fhood in Jordan.

The camp, built on an area of 25,000 square meters to accommodates over 10,000 Syrian refugees, was set up by the RCA in line with 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.

25 Nov 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 20th November, 2014 (WAM) -- The UAE provided aid valued at AED121 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, in 2013 and 2014, in addition to direct aid worth AED432 million sent to Palestine during the same period.

24 Nov 2014 description

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 23 November 2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees- (UNHCR) – Earlier this year, the Government of the United Arab Emirates made a generous AED 18 million (US$ 5 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the provision of health assistance in the Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan, of which AED 7 million (US$ 2 million) will be allocated to health activities and AED 11 million (US$ 3 million) for water, sanitation and health (WASH).

18 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

DUBAI, 18 November 2014 (IRIN) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sparked anger and confusion by including several prominent Western Muslim charities and civil society groups in a new list of "terrorist organizations" together with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State.

10 Nov 2014 description

Ashfaq Yusufzai

PESHAWAR: The United Arab Emirates has agreed to extend financial assistance for anti-polio vaccination in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for the next 15 months, according to officials.

The UAE government, which has been assisting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata as part of its Pakistan Assistance Programme through army since June 2014, will provide $21 million more to continue the campaign.

04 Nov 2014 description

Alger (CICR) – Aujourd’hui s’ouvre à Alger une importante réunion d’experts du droit international humanitaire (DIH) des États arabes, sous le haut patronage du ministre de la Justice et garde des sceaux algérien, et de la vice-présidente du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Christine Beerli. Cette rencontre rassemblera des experts gouvernementaux de l’Algérie, de la Jordanie, des Émirats arabes unis, de Bahreïn, de la Tunisie, du Maroc et d’autres pays arabes, ainsi que des représentants de la Ligue arabe et des experts du CICR.

04 Nov 2014 description

Algiers (ICRC) – An important meeting of experts from Arab States on international humanitarian law is starting in Algiers today under the joint patronage of Algeria's justice minister and keeper of the seals and of Christine Beerli, vice-president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The meeting brings together government experts from Algeria, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Morocco and other Arab countries along with representatives of the Arab League and experts from the ICRC.