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Aid distributed to people affected by drought in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 19th April 2014 (WAM) - In keeping with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Project to Aid Pakistan has announced distribution of 1,500 tons of food relief to 20,000 drough - affected families in Tharparkar district of Pakistan's Sindh Province.

The management of the project said that Sheikh Khalifa's initiative was the first international humanitarian response to the sever drought which hit region and affected over 1.2 million people there.

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Immunization: The best investment for our children’s future

By Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi,
Minister of International Cooperation and Development,
United Arab Emirates

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Support from UAE for Palestine Refugees in Syria

4 April 2014 Amman

The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, welcomed the announcement, earlier this week, of a US$ 15 million contribution from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support UNRWA emergency programmes in Syria.

Shaikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of International Cooperation and Development, announced on 1 April that of the total US$ 50 million UAE pledge for UN operations inside Syria, US$ 15 million was for UNRWA.

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The UAE allocates US$60 million towards the Syrian Crisis

Speaking on behalf of the President of the United Arab Emirates HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister for International Cooperation and Development HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, today announced the release of US$60 million towards the immediate critical humanitarian needs of Syrian and Palestinian civilians directly affected by the on-going Syrian conflict.

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UAE Contributes To WFP Saving Lives In Syria Conflict

ROME/GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of US$31 million from the Government of the United Arab Emirates towards its emergency humanitarian operations in Syria.

The donation was announced in Abu Dhabi by the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development in the presence of the Director of WFP’s UAE office and WFP’s Regional Emergency Coordinator for Syria together with senior UN officials.

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Guinea + 1 other
UAE provides 60 tonnes of medical aid to Guinea worth $5 million

WAM CONAKRY, 20th March, 2014 (WAM) -- Professor Alpha Conde, President of Guinea, has hailed the aid provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for the people of Guinea, especially medical aid, which contributes significantly to the improvement of medical services in the country.

Professor Conde highlighted the importance of the assistance provided by the U.A.E., when he received a delegation from the Khalifa Foundation headed by Eid Al Mazroui and Mohammed al-Taee, Charge d'Affaires at U.A.E.'s Embassy in Senegal.

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Pakistan + 1 other
UAE Project to Assist Pakistan distributes 20,000 food baskets

WAM ISLAMABAD, 15th March, 2014 (WAM) -- In implementation to the directives of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP, has distributed 20,000 food baskets among displaced families in Durrani and Tirah Valley camps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

The distribution process has been overseen by the Project's field team in cooperation with the Pakistani Army, local governments in the Province and representatives of international organisations.

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Aide humanitaire - Vers une augmentation de la participation des Émirats arabes unis

Report
IRIN

DUBAÏ, 14 mars 2014 (IRIN) - Non loin de l'entrée d'un camp de réfugiés syriens, situé à environ 80 km de la capitale jordanienne Amman, un immense drapeau des Émirats arabes unis hissé en haut d'un mât claque au vent.

IRIN:

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UAE aid - a top 20 donor plans to get bigger

Report
IRIN

While Jordan - home to more than 600,000 Syrian refugees - was the biggest recipient of UAE aid in 2012, Emirati aid also reached as far as Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Sudan.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Conflits et migration pèsent sur la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient

Le Directeur général de la FAO intervient à la Réunion ministérielle de la Conférence régionale pour le Proche-Orient

27 février 2014, Rome – L'aggravation de la situation de la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient est liée non seulement aux problèmes structurels de production vivrière et de dépendance croissante vis-à-vis des importations alimentaires, mais aussi aux conflits, aux flux de réfugiés et aux migrations, a déclaré aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

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Conflict and migration worsening food security in the Near East

FAO Director-General addresses Ministerial Meeting of the Organization’s Regional Conference for the Near East

27 February 2014, Rome - The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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30, 000 Palestinian families benefit from Human Appeal International UAE's humanitarian aid

WAM RAMMALLAH, 8th February, 2014 (WAM)--Human Appeal International UAE (HAI) is implementing the AED2 million winter humanitarian campaign in the Palestinian territories, where it is distributing clothes, food, blankets and heating fuel to about 30, 000 Palestinian families affected by the floods, which hit the Palestinian territories over the last two months.

Ibrahim Rashid, Director of HAI in West Bank, said the HAI will provide during the campaign over 130, 000 litre of heating fuel to hospitals and Palestinian shelter centres.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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UAE pledged Dh306.8 million relief aid to Syria over the last two years

The UAE is one of the first countries that responded to the Syrian crisis, as it provided humanitarian assistance to the Syrian refugees in the neighbouring countries, such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, in addition to the internally displaced persons (IDP) over the last two years.

The total UAE humanitarian aid provided to Syria during crisis in 2012 and 2013 reached Dh 306.8 million (US$ 83.53 million).

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Pakistan + 13 others
WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 7 Issue 1 Sunday 5 January 2014

The current trend of transmission is worrying as cases have occurred throughout the year as opposed to surging bi-annually and also in a wide area of the country and not just predominately in Balochistan.

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WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 6 Issue 52 Sunday 29 December 2013

Current major event

Dengue in Pakistan

The dengue fever (DF) outbreak in Khy-ber Pakthunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan, reported in weekly epidemiol-ogical monitor (Volume-6, issue-37, dated 15 September 2013), has subsided. This was one of the major outbreaks of den-gue fever reported ever from this prov-ince in the country. As of November 2013, a total of 8,494 laboratory-confirmed cases of DF were reported from this province. As reported earlier, the district of Swat was the most af-fected area in the province.

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Under directives of UAE President, 12 projects to provide clean drinking water in Pakistan launched

In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the administration of the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP, has announced the launch of new projects to provide clean drinking water in Pakistan at a cost of US$1.2 million.

The President's initiative aims to support the people of Pakistan, contribute to developing its provinces and cities, and providing them with modern developmental facilities in addition to securing basic services for the community in the roads, bridges, education, health and water fields.