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28 Jun 2016 description

GAZA, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, yesterday launched a campaign to distribute food parcels to the underprivileged in governorates in Gaza Strip.

The gesture is in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and the follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Foundation.

13 Jun 2016 description

ABU DHABI, 12th June, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation is continuing the provision of aid to Yemen's Socotra Island through the launch of its air bridge project consisting of 12 humanitarian aid planes carrying 400 tonnes of Ramadan food supplies.

04 Jun 2016 description

BEIRUT, 3rd June, 2016 (WAM) – United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Lebanon Philippe Lazzarini, has commended the UAE’s efforts in assisting refugees in Lebanon.

He noted that the generous support provided by the UAE met the basic needs of the refugees in Lebanon who had been forced to flee their country, but deserved to live in dignity.

04 Jun 2016 description

NABLUS, 3rd June 2016 (WAM) --- The Humanitarian Appeal International (HAI) has launched a charity initiative to help Palestinian orphans during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

In a statement during the launch ceremony, Palestinian Minister of Endowments, Yousuf Ad'ees, said the agency is now the biggest sponsor of orphans in Palestine.

Commissioner of the HAI in the West Bank, Ibrahim Rashid, said the agency committed AED15 million for the initiative dubbed Bozour al-Khair (Seeds of Good Deeds).

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

30 May 2016 description

Dubai, 30 May 2016 – From the migrant crisis in Europe, to the earthquake in Nepal, the ability to communicate is essential to humanitarian emergency operations. World-leading satellite operators and integrators: Arabsat, EMC, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat are conducting technical training for humanitarian personnel starting in Dubai this week, to support the provision of communications to all those responding to emergencies including affected populations.

30 May 2016 description

ABU DHABI, 29th May, 2016 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided humanitarian aid to those affected by the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka recently.

The move follows the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

La iniciativa "La educación no puede esperar" busca proporcionar educación de calidad en los próximos cinco años para 13,6 millones de niños y jóvenes en situaciones de emergencia y crisis prolongadas.

Estambul, 23 de mayo de 2016 – Varias organizaciones mundiales y nacionales lanzaron hoy la iniciativa “La educación no puede esperar", un nuevo fondo para coordinar mejor el apoyo a la educación para los niños y los jóvenes afectados por situaciones de emergencia humanitaria y crisis prolongada, e impulsar la inversión en este terreno.

25 May 2016 description

TA'EZ, 24th May 2016 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority has provided a new batch of medical supplies to Al Thawra Hospital in the Yemeni province of Ta'ez.

The medical supply, which included medicines and surgical instruments, were handed over today to the hospital in the presence of Ta'ez Governor Ali Al Ma'amary, hospital officials and ERC representatives.

Al Thawra hospital plays a key role in tending to the increasing number of wounded people in the province.

25 May 2016 description

ISTANBUL, 24th May, 2016 (WAM) – The United Arab Emirates has announced that it will increase its humanitarian contributions to 15 percent of its projected budget for the next four years.

23 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years

ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

21 May 2016 description

JENIN, northern West Bank, 21st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE's Human Appeal International, HAI, has provided diversified assistance to the people with special needs in the Palestinian territories through the establishment of a number of houses, provision of medical treatment for plenty of medical cases and other services.

15 May 2016 description

KHARTOUM, 14th May, 2016 (WAM) -- Sudanese Health Minister Dr. Sumaya Idris today launched the operational phase of the Zayed Heart Humanitarian Mobile Hospital in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, to deliver diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic and preventive services to needy heart patients, particularly children and elderly people.

11 May 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/325.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015


10 May 2016 description

ABU DHABI, 8th May 2016 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates has begun sending aid material to Al Mukalla City in Yemen. This is part of the efforts of the Arab coalition for supporting legitimacy in Yemen to extend humanitarian assistance to the people of Hadramaut, which was recently liberated from the control of the terrorist outfit Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

09 May 2016 description

ABYAN, 7th May, 2016 (WAM) -- Yemeni citizens in Abyan and Al-Houta provinces in the Lahij Governorate, have extended thanks and appreciation to the UAE's leadership, government and people for their continuous support to Yemen, especially the continued humanitarian and relief aid provided by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).

Earlier, the ERC launched a campaign to distribute 10,500 food baskets to the Yemeni citizens in these areas to alleviate their humanitarian suffering.

08 May 2016 description

KHARTOUM: The Zayed Giving Initiative has announced the success of the first operational phase of the Zayed Heart Humanitarian Mobile Hospital by conducting 85 heart surgeries under the supervision of the UAE, French and Sudanese voluntary medical team.

The move is the first of its kind for the hospital in Sudan within the voluntary and humanitarian framework.

08 May 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Sunday 5/8/2016 - 17:55 GMT |

An aircraft carrying medical aid from the United Arab Emirates landed on Sunday in Yemen's southeastern city of Mukalla which was retaken from Al-Qaeda on April 24.

"The plane chartered by the Emirates Red Crescent is the first to land at Mukalla airport since it closed more than a year ago after Al-Qaeda entered the city," airport director Anis Abdel Kader told AFP.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Abu Dhabi, 19 April 2016 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is contributing US$10 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help accelerate the stabilization of areas newly liberated from Daesh.

The UAE contribution will be allocated to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), and will be used to rehabilitate civic infrastructure, including hospitals and schools. Also, the project will support community development initiatives.