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22 Nov 2017 description

NEW DELHI, 20th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE Embassy in New Delhi has received a number of injured Yemenis and those accompanying them who arrived in India to receive medical treatment at the expense of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

20 Nov 2017 description

The UAE Embassy in New Delhi has received a number of injured Yemenis and those accompanying them who arrived in India to receive medical treatment at the expense of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

16 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 15th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE has provided over 219 million units of polio vaccine to more than 43 million Pakistani children between 2014 and September 2017, through its anti-polio drive in the country.

The UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE-PAP) was launched under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

02 Nov 2017 description

The United Arab Emirates and the UN Refugees Agency have signed a US$4 million agreement to provide emergency relief to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, indicated that the signing of the agreement marks the culmination of the pledge made by the UAE during the "Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees" held in the Ugandan capital Kampala, worth US$5 million, which included US$4 million to support refugees from South Sudan in Uganda through UNHCR.

02 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

Amman, Jordan, Nov 1 2017 (WAM) - The UAE Federal National Council (FNC), the consultative council and UAE parliamentary body, in cooperation with the Emirates Red Crescent, organized a field visit for a delegation of members from the European Parliament (MEPs) of the “EU-UAE Parliamentary Friendship Group” to the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood camp for Syrian refugees.

02 Nov 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 $3.6 billion (49%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.8 billion (51%).

  2. The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.59 billion (46%), which leaves a shortfall of $2.99 billion (54%).

01 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 1st November, 2017 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, in Abu Dhabi, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, marking the launch of a new partnership in line with the National Strategy on the #Year of Giving.

28 Oct 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The recent blasts in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, which killed and injured a huge number of people, were barbaric acts in which the cowardly perpetrators targeted innocent civilians who were going about their daily routine, The Gulf Today said in an editorial on Saturday.

26 Oct 2017 description

Hundreds of members of the UAE volunteer doctors of the Emirates Programme for Community and Specialised Volunteering, have participated in the humanitarian missions of the Zayed Giving Caravans, mobile clinics and hospitals, aimed to reduce the suffering of Rohingya refugees.

The volunteers participated to provide the best treatment, diagnostic and preventive services, as well as to build national capacities, to serve children and elderly patients, in line with the directives of the wise leadership to observe 2017 as the 'Year of Giving'.

26 Oct 2017 description



A changing climate and rapidly increasing exposure to disaster risk presents the world with an unprecedented challenge.

24 Oct 2017 description
  • Proceso se realizó en menos de un año: enero 2017 se hizo pública la donación y la lista de acueductos; en se mayo firmó convenio entre CNE y AyA; en junio se aprobaron los planes de inversión; en julio se depositó el dinero en AyA; en setiembre y octubre se realizaron las giras de inspección y en la segunda semana noviembre arrancarán las obras en los primeros 11 sistemas.

  • Los otros 13 acueductos que deben tener diseño y obras más complejas se realizarán durante lo que resta del 2018.

24 Oct 2017 description

MOGADISHU, 23th October, 2017 (WAM) -- A UAE flying hospital arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday as part of the UAE's massive medical efforts to treat hundreds of Somalis injured in last Saturday’s terror attack.

The flying hospital is carrying large supplies of medicines, medical equipment and logistics to increase the capacity of the already overwhelmed Somali hospitals in order to handle a large number of wounded, who are packed in the hospital corridors.

24 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA, 23rd October, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE today participated in the "Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis" at the European headquarters of the United Nations, UN, in Geneva, through a delegation headed by Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, with the participation of Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva, and Rashid Salem Al Shamsi, Director of the Foreign Assistance Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

24 Oct 2017 description

MRAJEEB ALFHOOD, 23th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Winter clothes have been delivered to the Syrian refugees at the UAE-funded UAE-Jordanian camp in Jordan.

Mubarak Al Khaili, Director of the camp, expressed satisfaction with the flow of distribution process by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

The refugees thanked the UAE, especially the Emirates Red Crescent, for their humanitarian efforts to improve their living conditions.

Since the establishment of the camp in 2013, its management has been delivering winter, summer and Eid clothes to 7000 refugees.

22 Oct 2017 description

MOGADISHU, 21st October, 2017 (WAM) -- The second UAE medical team has arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu to supervise the implementation of directives given the UAE leadership to provide medical treatment for 100 of victims of the recent terrorist bombing in Mogadishu.

Upon its arrival, the medical team assessed the medical condition of the injured and a number of cases were admitted to the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Mogadishu for urgent medical treatment .

18 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On 5 April 2017, representatives of over 70 countries, international organisations and civil society came together in Brussels for the ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ conference (Brussels conference) to build on momentum from the previous London and Kuwait conferences and mobilise funding to respond to the needs of the people affected by the Syria crisis. The EU, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Nations (UN) co-chaired this fifth pledging conference for Syria and the region.

17 Oct 2017 description


Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

16 Oct 2017 description

DUBAI, 16th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered three further airlifts of relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

16 Oct 2017 description

SHABWA, 15th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today began distributing a shipment of 108 tonnes of therapeutic medicines and medical supplies from the UAE to hospitals and health centres in Ataq, the capital city of Shabwa Governorate.