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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.

18 Apr 2016 description

During the first half of April, several Desert Locust adult groups and swarms formed in at least one area along the southern coast of Yemen between Arkha and Bir Ali. As vegetation dried out, the locusts moved into adjacent interior areas where heavy rains fell recently in Al Jawf, Marib, Hadhramaut, Shabwah and Al-Maharah regions. Consequently, infestations declined on the coast but increased in the interior.

13 Apr 2016 description

13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

12 Apr 2016 description

Strict vigilance is also required in northwest Africa

12 April 2016, Rome - The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warned today. FAO urged neighbouring countries, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iran, to mobilize survey and control teams and to take all necessary measures to prevent the destructive insects from reaching breeding areas situated in their respective territories.

11 Apr 2016 description

BEIRUT, 9th April, 2016 (WAM) -- The Media Office of the UAE Embassy in Lebanon today announced the conclusion of aid distribution in Tripoli, Lebanon. The campaign was in line with the UAE response to the displaced Syrians during the winter of 2016.

The campaign was courtesy the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, in co-operation with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Organisation of Lebanon's Dar Al-Fatwa in Lebanon.

11 Apr 2016 description

ISLAMABAD, 9th April, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE has successfully vaccinated over 10.6 million children against polio as part of phase-3 of the Project to Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP.

06 Apr 2016 description

Situation Générale en mars 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2016

05 Apr 2016 description

BEIRUT: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF), for the second consecutive day, has distributed humanitarian aid in Tripoli.

The foundation provided aid to the Syrian and Lebanese families in a number of Lebanese governorates during the previous weeks.

In a statement, the Media Office of the UAE Embassy in Lebanon said that dispatching the assistance was overseen by Bakhit Al Kathiri, media official at the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attaché of the UAE Embassy in Lebanon and field supervisor of the distribution process.

05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union


In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.