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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.

13 Oct 2014 description

CAIRO: The U.A.E. announced on Sunday a donation of US$200 million for reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), made the announcement during the Gaza Donor Conference in Cairo yesterday in the presence of representatives of 50 states and 20 international organisations. The meeting was opened by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

12 Oct 2014 description

10/12/2014 - 19:49 GMT

by Jo Biddle and Jay Deshmukh

International donors pledged about $5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

The conference in Cairo aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a 50-day July-August war between Israel and Hamas.

"The participants pledged approximately $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros)," said Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende, reading out a closing statement at the conference which Norway co-hosted.

02 Oct 2014 description

Abu Dhabi, 2 October 2014: Upon the directives of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, HH General Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, ordered the provision of an amount of AED 18.3 million in response to the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, particularly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to be channeled through the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

28 Sep 2014 description

The U.A.E. Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), yesterday signed two agreements with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), to provide healthcare, education and job opportunities to Syrian refugees in Jordan and the Kurdish Region of Iraq.

The Agreements were signed by Hazza Mohammad Falah Al Qahtani, the Under-Secretary of MICAD and David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC on the side-lines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

28 Sep 2014 description

MANILA: Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has signed three memorandums of understanding with the Philippine government whereby the U.A.E.'s humanitarian major will build ten schools destroyed by typhoon Haiyan in two provinces of the Philippines in November last year.

ERC says the new agreements represent the first stage of ERC's development efforts in the Philippine areas ravaged by the tropical cyclone, and follow its 2013 emergency relief operation to help the affected population.

21 Sep 2014 description

ISLAMABAD, 20th September, 2014 (WAM) -- The Administration of U.A.E. Pakistan Assistance Programme (U.A.E. PAP), has distributed 40,000 food baskets and 7, 100 tents at a cost of over US$3.1 million, to the families affected by the floods in a number of areas, cities and villages in the Punjab Province.

18 Sep 2014 description
report IRIN

DUBAI, 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - Gulf countries are ramping up their overseas aid spending by providing hundreds of millions of dollars to emergencies both in the Middle East and further afield while at the same time broadening multilateral engagement and joining global debates on aid effectiveness.

17 Sep 2014 description

Abu Dhabi, 17 September 2014: The UAE signed three agreements today with the United Nations World Food Program (UN WFP), in support of the WFP response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. According to the agreements the UAE will provide a total of AED 113 million (US$ 31 million) to WFP benefitting almost 880,000 people inside and outside Syria.

15 Sep 2014 description

ISLAMABAD: The administration of the U.A.E. Project to Assist Pakistan, U.A.E. PAP, has begun implementing the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the orders of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, with the follow up of H.H.

11 Sep 2014 description

Acting upon directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and instructions of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, and follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation is implementing a multi-phase massive relief programme in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

01 Sep 2014 description
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Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.74 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 692 million, followed by Palestine with US$ 271 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 40.1% funded with a 59.9% shortfall. Iraq SRP was over funded by 81.2%.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.02 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.41 billion (40%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 3.61 billion (60%).

20 Aug 2014 description

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.

19 Aug 2014 description

ERBIL, Iraq, August 19 (UNHCR) – As it prepares to ramp up its response to the population displacement in northern Iraq, the UN refugee agency is working closely with the authorities in Iraq's Kurdistan region to meet the immense challenges of helping the tens of thousands who have sought shelter there.