Vienna, Austria, April 27, 2016. As part of its 40th anniversary dedication to highlighting the plight of refugees, the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) opened the Equal Dreams exhibition at its Vienna headquarters on April 26. Co-hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the near East (UNRWA), the exhibition showcases the difficulties faced by refugee children in realizing their dreams.
Comment: Equal dreams, equal opportunities
The migration of people—across land and sea, among countries and regions—is a centuries’ old phenomenon. But it has never polarized opinion more than it does today.
As the wretched trail of refugees continues across its borders, Europe has become dangerously close to disintegrating. Both governments and citizens are divided. On one side, outrage is fuelled by fear. On the other, humanitarian voices plead for benevolence and understanding.
Conveys condolences to Ecuadoran President Correa
Vienna, Austria, April 20, 2016. As a gesture of sympathy and solidarity to its Member Country Ecuador, OFID has approved a US$400,000 emergency grant to help procure essential relief supplies and support emergency operations conducted by the Ecuadorian Red Cross in the wake of a devastating earthquake that recently struck the country. The grant will be channeled through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Vienna, Austria, April 14, 2016. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency assistance grant to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support its ongoing humanitarian operations in Yemen.
Vienna, Austria, April 13, 2016. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency grant to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in support of an operation aimed at upgrading shelters in areas with a high concentration of vulnerable, internally-displaced populations in Syria.