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Dubai hosts the World Humanitarian Day Walk at World’s largest mall

DUBAI, 20th August, 2014 (WAM) -- Under the Patronage of UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of Vice President and Prime Minister of U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and in coordination with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Dubai’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) on Tuesday marked World Humanitarian Day (WHD) 2014 by organising a walk to commemorate humanitarian workers’ courageous efforts across the globe.

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UNHCR in major air, land and sea humanitarian aid push into northern Iraq

The major focus is on improving living conditions for IDPs, particularly people without shelter or housing. People are struggling to find food and water and gaining access to primary medical care.

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Hamdan bin Zayed directs ERC to provide urgent relief to IDPs in Iraqi Kurdistan

ABU DHABI, 17th August, 2014 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of the Emirates Red Crescent, has directed that urgent relief aid at a total value of AED 22 million be delivered to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraqi Kurdistan region, who have fled their homes as a result of recent events in the region.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Continues Emergency Aid to Gaza

Dubai, 14th Aug. 2014 (WAM): Under the directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, and with more than 200,000 Gazans in temporary shelters in schools and other facilities run by UNWRA, the flow of aid from Dubai continued with two flights today raising the total for the aid operation from the International Humanitarian City (IHC) to 22 flights - six by Boeing 747 freighters and sixteen by C130s.

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Mohammed directs dispatch of second emergency food aid to Gaza

12/08/2014 03:36:02 PM

Dubai, 12th Aug. 2014 (WAM): Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has directed to allocate the second batch of Salma emergency food aid, for those affected by crises across the globe, to Gaza.

His Highness directives came after the first aid plane has lately distributed 100,000 meals to the Palestinians subjected to unjust aggression in Gaza.

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Monthly Newsletter of the UAE Foreign Aid Sector: Issue 41, August 2014

The United Arab Emirates offers AED 150 million for the reconstruction of Gaza

The UAE Red Crescent Authority has signed a cooperation agreement with UNRWA on the reconstruction of GAZA strip at an overall cost of AED 150 million (nearly US$ 41 million). The project includes the reconstruction of houses and health, education and service institutions which were damaged during the latest events (Etihad, 22 July 2014).

The UAE supports the Palestinian refugees in Syria with AED 55 million in cooperation with UNRWA

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Mohammed bin Rashid orders resumption of airlift to Gaza

With nearly 260,000 Gazan civilians in more than 90 UN shelters, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered the resumption of flights to help supply UNWRA, the World Food Programme, WHO and other aid agencies struggling to help the victims of the Israeli assault on Gaza.

Over 1850 Gazans have been killed and over 9,000 wounded, with nine UN staff among those killed.

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UNHRD Operations Update Response to Ebola Outbreak (as of 1 August 2014)

World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strate-gic stocks of emergency relief goods are availa-ble at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch imme-diately.

Currently, UNHRD provides logistics services and comprehensive supply chain solutions for 61 partners including the United Nations, gov-ernment and non-governmental organizations.

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UAE polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan scales new heights

Islamabad, 2nd Aug. 2014 (WAM) -- The U.A.E. massive campaign to vaccinate three million children under five against poliomyelitis (polio) in Pakistan was successful, the U.A.E. Project to Assist Pakistan (U.A.E. PAP) has announced.

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Pakistan: Health Bulletin July, 2014 - Volume: 2, Issue: 7


English News

Polio Cases Recorded

Health Profile: District Multan



Urdu News

Health Directory


Polio spread feared over mass displacement

Dengue: Mosquito larva still exists in Pindi

Lack of coordination hampering vaccination of NWA children

Delayed security nods affect polio drives in city

Combating dengue: Fumigation carried out in rural areas

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Mohammed bin Rashid launches urgent food relief project for one million victims worldwide

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched an international humanitarian project to provide urgent food relief to those affected around the world.

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UAE Pledges $15 million for Palestine Refugees in Syria

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) on Monday 21 July provided a donation of $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to distribute desperately needed food-aid to Palestine refugees who continue to suffer the worst effects of Syria’s civil war, now in its fourth year.

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In an Agreement with the UNRWA - The UAE gives AED 55 million worth of urgent relief to Palestinians in Syria

The aid is part of the UAE pledge at Kuwait 2nd donors conference on Syria The relief targets 361,300 victims, representing 92,200 displaced Palestinian families inside Syria

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Dubai begins humanitarian airlift for UNRWA in Gaza

East Jerusalem

As the number of casualties and injured civilians rises in the Gaza Strip, aid agencies have geared up for the emergency response and mobilized relief supplies from the International Humanitarian City (IHC), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. These supplies have been donated to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for thousands of vulnerable displaced families in Gaza.

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U.A.E. grants dh 44 million for victims of Syrian Crisis

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), Head of the National Committee for the Coordination of Foreign Aid, has said that the under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. has attained a reputable status as one of the world's largest donors of developmental assistance, especially in terms of its growing contributions and support for refugee crisis around the world, best demonstrated in the U.A.E.'s commitments towards brotherly Syrian refugees.

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Dubai drive raises enough to bring water to 7 mn people

07/16/2014 10:34 GMT

DUBAI, July 16, 2014 (AFP) - A Dubai initiative to provide potable water to five million people facing shortages in Asia and Africa has raised nearly $50 million (36.89 million euros), local media reported Wednesday.

The UAE Water Aid campaign, named Suqia, has exceeded its goal as the funds collected will in fact benefit seven million people, Emarat Alyoum daily reported.

Contributions from Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum alone would benefit one million people, it said.

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ENOC donates AED 3 million to ‘UAE Water Aid' initiative

Dubai, 13th July, 2014 (WAM) -- Emirates National Oil Company, ENOC, today pledged AED 3 million towards the U.A.E. Water Aid initiative (U.A.E. Suqia), launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum aimed at providing fresh drinking water to 5 million people around the world.

Saeed Khoory, Chief Executive Officer of ENOC, handed over the cheque for the amount to Yahia Abdullah AlMuaimi, Head of Local Aid section Emirates Red Crescent, at a ceremony held at ENOC’s headquarters.

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Emirates Red Crescent drilling 20 wells in Tanzania

The Emirates Red Crescent has started work on drilling 20 wells in Tanzania to help more than 40,000 people in 27 villages gain access to potable water.

The project in the region of Loliondo is being carried out in coordination with the U.A.E. Embassy in Dar es Salaam and the Tanzanian authorities.

"We have received an immense response to the U.A.E. Water Aid appeal from all sectors of society, locally, regionally and internationally,” said Dr Mohammed Al Falahi, the secretary general of the U.A.E. Red Crescent.

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U.A.E. Water Aid Campaign donations exceed DH121 million in 15 days

On its 15th day running, the sum of donations collected by the U.A.E. Water Aid campaign has reached DH121.097 million through generous contributions from government entities, community institutions, businessmen and individuals alike.

The amount collected can provide fresh drinking water to more than 4.8 million distressed people in poor countries; 97% of the campaign's target of 5 million people.

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In implementation of UAE President's directives, distribution of 30,000 food baskets completes in North Waziristan, Pakistan

NORTH WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan, 12th July, 2014 (WAM) -- In implementation of U.A.E. President's directives to provide urgent humanitarian and food assistance to the displaced families in Pakistan, the U.A.E. Project to Aid Pakistan (U.A.E. PAP) has announced the completion of the distribution of 30,000 food baskets in North Waziristan.