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26 Jul 2017 description

The Zayed Giving Initiative has started its humanitarian mission in Sudanese villages to provide the best diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for children and the elderly under the supervision of a specialised medical team of doctors from the UAE and voluntary doctors from Sudan.

The mission is in line with the ‘Year of Giving’ initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in co-ordination with the Sudanese Volunteer Centre and ministries of health and social security.

18 Jul 2017 description

The lack of good migration data has long been recognized as an obstacle to understanding migration and developing an evidence-base for policy [1]. GMDAC MigFacts bring together the available migration data on a variety of themes that are highly relevant to global policy-makers and processes, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

28 Jun 2017 description

AL MUKALLA, 27th June, 2017 (WAM) -- An Emirati cargo ship carrying 15 buses to support schools and sporting clubs in the Hadhramaut, Shabwa and Ma'rib governorates arrived at Al Mukalla port on Tuesday.

Ahmed Al Niyadi, Deputy Head of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, team in Hadhramaut, said that the arrival of these buses falls within the framework of the UAE's continuous support to restore stability to the liberated Yemeni governorates, and to alleviate the suffering of the country's citizens.

27 Jun 2017 description
report Chatham House

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23 Jun 2017 description

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, announced the UAE's pledge of AED18.4 million (US$5 million) in support of refugees in Uganda, according to the directives of the country's judicious leadership.

This came during the first "Refugee Solidarity Summit," attended by President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, a number of African heads of state, and ministers from donor countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was also there.

23 Jun 2017 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 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2017 description

Switzerland - On 20 June 2017, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the Governments of Australia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) co-hosted an event exploring good practices on migration governance at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

22 Jun 2017 description

ADEN, 21st June, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has donated ten Toyota Landcruiser 4X4 ambulances to the World Health Organisation, WHO, Country Office in Yemen as part of its continuous support for the health sector in the country.

The ERC said that a second batch of ten ambulances would be delivered to the WHO Country Office in Yemen next month.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – The UAE supports Yemeni forces that have arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, tortured, and abused dozens of people during security operations, Human Rights Watch said today. The UAE finances, arms, and trains these forces, which ostensibly are going after Yemeni branches of Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State (also known as ISIS).

21 Jun 2017 description

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year.

20 Jun 2017 description

The Emirates Red Crescent announced today that it would undertake the treatment of 90 Yemenis who were wounded during the Houthi violations in several Indian hospitals.

The announcement followed the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, which have been followed up by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and the Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

19 Jun 2017 description

SOMALIA, 18th June, 2017 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, has distributed food baskets to the students of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan School for Orphans in Somalia.

14 Jun 2017 description

MUKALLA, 13th June, 2017 (WAM) -- The Mukalla port received on Tuesday a UAE aid ship loaded with essential food assistance as part of the Emirates Red Crescent's Ramadan food programme in Yemen.

An Emirates Red Crescent official said the assistance, the second shipment in just a week, will be distributed to the underprivileged families in the governorates of Hadramaut, Shabwa and Marib.

He added that the food assistance is also part of the UAE's ongoing relief efforts to ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.


14 Jun 2017 description
report Government of Peru

El embajador de Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Mohammed Yosseuf Alawadi, entregó un cheque por tres millones de dólares al Gobierno del Perú, en apoyo a los damnificados por los desastres naturales en el norte del país.

La donación fue recibida por el Viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Néstor Popolizio Bardales, en una ceremonia realizada en la sede del Palacio Torre Tagle.

El donativo, realizado ayer, evidencia el excelente nivel de las relaciones bilaterales, así como la enorme empatía que existe entre ambos pueblos y gobiernos, preció la Cancillería.

30 May 2017 description

The Islamic Solidarity Fund of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced that the number of projects approved and executed since its establishment up to 2017 is about 2, 695 projects in the amount of US$249 million. The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen lauded the ongoing generous voluntary contributions by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Turkey.

28 May 2017 description

BERBERA, Somalia: A UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies, provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to alleviate the dire living conditions and assist those affected by drought, has arrived in the Berbera Port in Somalia.

26 May 2017 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 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.