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24 Sep 2017 description

NEW YORK, 24th September, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE has announced its intention to make two financial donations to the United Nations; US$15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, to help in its basic programmes for Palestinian refugees, and another $15 million will be allocated to support UN Women over the next three years.

23 Sep 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17-23 September 2017 and includes updates on malaria, typhoid fever, Chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease and West Nile fever.

22 Sep 2017 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 21, 2017

Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their united efforts:

21 Sep 2017 description

WASHINGTON, 21st September, 2017 (WAM) -- Following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, which brought widespread devastation to the Florida Keys and communities all across the state, the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington has announced that the UAE government has pledged US$10 million to help with recovery efforts.

UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba, spoke with Florida Governor, Rick Scott, about the donation, which will help recovery and rebuilding efforts in some of the most hard-hit parts of the state.

20 Sep 2017 description

"Integration happens faster and better when a community is involved"

By Ruairi Casey

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain and Argentina are among a growing number of countries allowing ordinary citizens to pay for refugee care, lodging and other assistance, as global resettlement needs outstrip places available 13-fold, a Canadian-led initiative said.

18 Sep 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 September 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and typhoid fever.

14 Sep 2017 description

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has provided an emergency assistance worth AED36.7 million (US$10 million) to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean states.

Ordered by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the humanitarian gesture aims to assist and enable international relief efforts to mitigate the suffering of the people on the Caribbean islands. The hurricane wreaked havoc on vital infrastructure and caused human loss.

05 Sep 2017 description
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  1. In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7.4 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.9 billion (39%), which leaves a shortfall of $4.5 billion (61%).

  2. The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.17 billion (39%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.40 billion (61%).

29 Aug 2017 description
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Sustainable Path to Water Security Urgent Priority for Arab World

New World Bank report maps out actions needed to prevent water scarcity from impacting future growth and stability in the Middle East and North Africa

22 Aug 2017 description
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US$ 5 million pledge will support INFUSE initiative, started in 2016 to help modernise vaccine delivery systems

Geneva, 21 August 2017 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has committed US$ 5 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to support its Innovation for Uptake, Scale and Equity in Immunisation (INFUSE) initiative. Launched at the 2016 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, INFUSE helps developing countries accelerate the introduction of tried and tested technology which will modernise their immunisation systems.

07 Aug 2017 description

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has announced that it will cover the cost of treating 90 injured Yemenis in Indian hospitals who were injured during the war started by the Houthis-led militia, as well as the costs for their care-givers.

03 Aug 2017 description

The Zayed Giving Convoy has completed the installation of 40 medical aid camps in various Sudanese villages, which were supervised by a UAE-Sudanese voluntary medical team, as part of its campaign to treat a million children and elderly members of society, under the theme, 'Giving is Happiness'.

03 Aug 2017 description

The Emirates Red Crescent Authority, ERC, and Fadl Al Jaadi, Governor of Al Dhale Governorate and Member of the Southern Transitional Council, have signed, this morning, an agreement to build two new schools in the governorate and rebuild several other schools, as well as to pave a three-kilometre road to one of the remote local villages.

The agreement was signed by Eng. Mohammed Al Ketbi, Representative of the ERC, and Governor Al Jaadi.

02 Aug 2017 description

​Juma Rashid Saif Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Serbia, has delivered medical aid which includes various kinds of medical equipment from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to Pancevo General Hospital yesterday.

Ambassador Al Dhaheri said that the provision of the aid coincides with the #Year of Giving initiative that was announced by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as part of the UAE’s efforts to help vulnerable individuals around the world.

28 Jul 2017 description

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the UAE’s donation of USD 10 million to WHO to support its efforts in combating Cholera in Yemen, during a meeting with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Marmoum, on Thursday.

26 Jul 2017 description

The Zayed Giving Initiative has started its humanitarian mission in Sudanese villages to provide the best diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for children and the elderly under the supervision of a specialised medical team of doctors from the UAE and voluntary doctors from Sudan.

The mission is in line with the ‘Year of Giving’ initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in co-ordination with the Sudanese Volunteer Centre and ministries of health and social security.

18 Jul 2017 description

The lack of good migration data has long been recognized as an obstacle to understanding migration and developing an evidence-base for policy [1]. GMDAC MigFacts bring together the available migration data on a variety of themes that are highly relevant to global policy-makers and processes, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.