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05 Feb 2017 description

ISLAMABAD, 4th February, 2017 (WAM) -- More than 10.6 million children were vaccinated against polio during the third phase of the UAE polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan in 2016.

Over 71.5 million polio vaccines were distributed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Sindh provinces and in FATA, the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme, UAE PAP, announced.

01 Feb 2017 description

24 January 2017 – Humanity is on the verge of one the greatest public health achievements in history – eradicating polio. In 2016, fewer children were paralysed by polio than in any other year globally, and in Pakistan. Despite many challenges faced by the polio programme, Pakistan has made strides towards stopping transmission and in 2017 is the closest it has ever been to reaching that goal. After many years the highly transmittable yet vaccine preventable virus is finding that there are very few places left to hide.

15 Jan 2017 description

Manama, Jan. 15 (BNA): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will continue delivering all kinds of humanitarian aid to countries and peoples all over the world, following the footsteps of the late Shaikh Zayed Al-Nahyan, whose humanitarian approach has been maintained by the successive leaders, UAE Ambassador to Bahrain, Abdul Ridha Abdulla Al-Khoury said.

30 Dec 2016 description

BROM MAYFA, YEMEN, 28th December, 2016 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent has rushed emergency relief aid to a number of families who were displaced from Brom Mayfa, a district in the Yemeni south-eastern province of Hadramaut, to the border village of Rabab, where they suffered a lack of shelter, food and basic services.

In response to an urgent appeal from the displaced, the humanitarian agency rushed shelters, tents, winter clothing, medicines and food supplies to the area to help them through this crisis.

23 Dec 2016 description

The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.

20 Dec 2016 description
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The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

19 Dec 2016 description

ABU DHABI, 17th December, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE has provided AED32.34 billion (US$8.8 billion) in foreign aid during 2015, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

In its report titled 'UAE's Foreign Aid in 2015', issued on Saturday, the ministry said that the provision of foreign aid in terms of humanitarian and development support to various friendly countries, is in line with the country's approach since its establishment.

14 Dec 2016 description

AL MUKALLA, Yemen: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has distributed food aid to low-income and service workers at Ibn Sina Hospital in the province of Hadramout, as part of the UAE's effort to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni citizens.

An ERC delegation visited the hospital yesterday, underscoring their keenness on the distribution of humanitarian aid to help unprivileged Yemeni people overcome their difficulties.

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.