Vienna, Austria, August 4, 2014. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency assistance grant of US$500,000 to support the activities of the World Health Organization (WHO) in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed hundreds of lives in West Africa. The grant has been extended as a result of discussions between the Director General of OFID, Mr Suleiman J. Al-Herbish and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Dr Kandeh Yumkella.
Funds to benefit over 30 countries worldwide
May 6, 2014, Vienna, Austria. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a US$500,000 grant in humanitarian aid to help provide food assistance to conflict-affected people from South Sudan, who are fleeing the country to seek refuge in neighboring countries Ethiopia, Kenya, the Sudan and Uganda. The grant will be channelled through the World Food Program (WFP), which is presently transporting supplies to the hardest-hit communities.
Loan agreements signed with four partner countries
Vienna, Austria, April 14, 2014. A delegation from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), headed by Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish, has concluded a high-level mission to Washington, DC, to attend the 2014 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as a number of other important meetings. Highlights of the mission include the following:
Meets with President Abbas and signs grant agreements in support of the Palestinian people