December 21, 2016, Vienna, Austria. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency assistance grant in support of aid operations being carried out by Islamic Relief (IR). Grant proceeds will be used to procure and distribute 2,000 winter kits, benefiting over 12,000 individuals.
Amman, Jordan, November 25, 2016. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed a US$1m grant agreement with the United Nations Development Program/Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP). The grant will support Phase II of an initiative aimed at improving the living conditions of low-income Palestinian families in East Jerusalem by providing them with safe and affordable housing.
Asia: Catching the wave of success
As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.
The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.
An innovative project implemented by American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) and co-funded by OFID has successfully adopted unconventional methods to tackle water scarcity and boost agricultural production in Palestine.
By Alesandra Solano
Tuesday July 19:
In the bid to overcome the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV, informing people of their rights and giving them the means to access these rights is a genuine game changer.
"The law has a huge role to play in the response to HIV," said David Patterson, Senior Legal Expert at the International Development Law Organization, on the sidelines of AIDS 2016 in Durban.