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24 Aug 2015 description

ADEN, 23rd August, 2015 (WAM) -- A UAE relief ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of food and aid supplies has arrived in Aden, as part of the country's ongoing humanitarian efforts in Yemen.

The assistance, which was launched by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, is one of many daily urgent relief efforts being implemented by UAE organisations.

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is also carrying-out urgent relief efforts in Aden and today announced plans to expand its reach to help more people in other provinces around the country.

21 Aug 2015 description

HARGEISA, 20th August, 2015 (WAM) -- The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation, KZHF, has concluded its project of purchasing relief materials from the Somali local market in Hargesia, which had been implemented under 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, to provide necessary assistance to the Somali people.

20 Aug 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 19th August, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has sent a ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of food and aid supplies to Yemen, as part of the UAE's efforts to help those affected by the ongoing crisis in the country.

17 Aug 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 16th August, 2015 (WAM) - As part of a multi-activity project funded by the United Arab Emirates to improve the overall water, sanitation and hygiene conditions for Syrian refugees in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) and UNHCR announced that work in progress to establish a full-scale waste-water and drainage with a system in the camp.

14 Aug 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 13th August, 2015 (WAM) Total humanitarian assistance extended so far by the UAE in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen stood at AED744 million (US$202 million) over the last four months, the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) announced in a report on UAE Response to the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen - 2015.

13 Aug 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 12th August, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has sent a relief ship loaded with four thousand tons of food and rations to Yemen to help alleviate the suffering of the brotherly people of the Arab republic, in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the 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.

10 Aug 2015 description

Abu Dhabi, 9th August, 2015 (WAM) -- Upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and instructions issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and 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 (ERC), the ERC has allocated AED 300 million to scale up its relief operations and development programmes in Yemen.

30 Jul 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 30th July, 2015 (WAM) -- Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a ship carrying humanitarian aid supplies arrived yesterday to the port of Aden, as part of the country's efforts to help people affected by the ongoing crisis in Yemen.

29 Jul 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 28th July, 2015 (WAM) -- The UAE provided humanitarian aid worth AED 485 million to Yemen this year in response to the humanitarian situation in that country, the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development announced in a report issued today.

24 Jul 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Friday 7/24/2015 - 12:56 GMT

Two airplanes, one Emirati and one Saudi, landed in Aden Friday, bringing humanitarian aid to the southern Yemeni city only hours after its airport came under rocket fire from rebels.

They bring to four the number of aircraft to arrive in the port city since the symbolic reopening of the airport Wednesday, after nearly four months of fierce fighting.

The Emirati plane, which landed at dawn, brought medical supplies from the UAE Red Crescent, an airport official said.

17 Jul 2015 description

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 16th July, 2015 (WAM) --- The UAE's aid for the underprivileged in Lebanon during the Holy Month of Ramadan has benefited more than 135,000 people across the country, said the UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, Hamad Saeed Al Shamsi.

Funded by the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Work, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Emirates Red Crescent and other donors, the UAE's Ramadan humanitarian effort benefited Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian families.

The aid included food baskets and mass iftar banquets.

17 Jul 2015 description

ERBIL: The UAE's humanitarian aid for Iraq's Kurdistan Region have benefited more than one million refugees and underprivileged and displaced people during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Consul-General of the UAE in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Rashid Mohammed Al Mansouri, has announced.

The campaign was launched by the UAE on the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan to deliver food supplies, water and healthcare services to refugee camps and shelters and has also benefited poor families in the region's remote towns and villages.

17 Jul 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 16th July, 2015 (WAM) -- The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) Thursday announced that the UAE's total humanitarian aid for Yemen in 2015 stood at AED430, including AED190 in fuel and electricity aid, AED110 million in food aid, AED80 million in medical supplies, AED30 million in assistance for providing water and sewage services, and AED20 million in various other forms of relief aid.

14 Jul 2015 description

DUBAI, 13th July 2015 (WAM)--Over 20.6 million children in Pakistan have been inoculated against polio as part of the Emirates Polio Campaign, according to the Dubai-based daily, Gulf News. The campaign is part of the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme.

Polio cases in Pakistan have recorded sharp decline of 71 per cent from 82 in the corresponding period last year to 24 cases this year due to the massive and successful campaign by the UAE, said a top official.

10 Jul 2015 description

Generous support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a meaningful difference to Palestine refugees in Syria as they celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this year.

In 2014, the UAE donated US$ 15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food assistance programme in Syria. While this contribution from the UAE provided urgently needed support for Palestine refugees, the UNRWA General Fund deficit still stands at US$ 101 million.

10 Jul 2015 description

KURDISTAN, 7th July, 2015 (WAM)--The UAE Consulate General in Kurdistan region of Iraq, has distributed food aid over the last two days to the refugees and displaced people, in coordination with Emirates Red Crescent.

The food aid was delivered to the displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees through supervision of the UAE Consulate General there to mark Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, which coincides with the 19th of Ramadan each year - the day that coincides with the death anniversary of the UAE's founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

30 Jun 2015 description

BANGKOK, 29th June, 2015 (WAM) -- The UAE Embassy in Thailand has overseen its Zakat Project, implemented by the Zakat Fund in Abu Dhabi and benefitting around 1,000 families from Myanmar living inside the Thai border.

The initiative is part of the embassy's Ramadan projects being implemented by UAE-based humanitarian and charitable institutions in coordination with local Islamic associations in the region.

30 Jun 2015 description

BEIRUT, 29th June, 2015 (WAM) -- A team of the humanitarian and development aid office at the UAE Embassy in Beirut has implemented Iftar project for more than 120 orphans in Tripoli, North of Lebanon, as part of the noble humanitarian gesture which emphasises the embassy's keenness to ensure delivery of aid to the largest number of underprivileged families in Lebanon.

The gesture was supervised by the UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, Hamad Saeed Al Shamsi, within the planned Ramadan projects for 2015.

28 Jun 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 25th June, 2015 (WAM) -- In response to the current developments being witnessed by Yemen, the total assistance rendered by the UAE to Yemen has reached over AED 93.8 million so far. The aid included 8,000 tonnes of food, fuel and health stuff sent through five ships, 11 flights and 40 trucks.

26 Jun 2015 description

In implementation of instructions given by 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, 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 (ERC), a UAE aid convoy of 57 trucks reached Yemen as part of the UAE's programme to assist Yemenis affected by events there.