United Arab Emirates
Vaqif Sadiqov, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations in Geneva, praised the UAE’s pioneering role in supporting international stability, which has made it among the first countries to provide humanitarian assistance for refugees, through its participation in the international efforts to face humanitarian crises around the world, including the internal refugee crisis in Azerbaijan.
En un año, tras el paso del huracán Otto.
Trabajos representan una inversión que supera los ¢15 mil millones.
Obras benefician a más de 100 mil personas.
Además, AyA reparó 11 acueductos afectados en Upala y La Cruz.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, disburses final US$12 million of US$120 million commitment made in 2013
GENEVA (16 April 2018) – The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced today that the UAE has completed the US$ 120 million commitment made by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the 2013 Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 12th April, 2018 (WAM) -- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) have signed a US$3 million agreement to provide emergency assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of KSRelief, and Khaled Khalifa, UNHCR Regional Representative to the GCC Countries, during a field visit to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. The aid will help secure much-needed emergency assistance for the refugees.
BEIRUT, 12th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Around 143,000 people have benefitted from the UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018 Lebanon, which provided 3,750 heaters, 109,000 food packages, and 30,250 pieces of winter clothes, shoes and blankets.
The campaignm took place in partnership with several UAE donor bodies, including the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, Al Rahmah for Charity, and Sharjah Charity International.
SHARJAH, 10th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Sharjah Police and The Big Heart Foundation, TBHF, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to develop cooperation in humanitarian initiatives that help promote the UAE and Sharjah’s efforts in the field of relief work, both regionally and internationally.
ABU DHABI, 10th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Since the onset of the Rohingya crisis last year, UNHCR has sent 16 emergency flights loaded with relief items to Southern Bangladesh. "Twelve of these flights came out of Dubai, and the UAE paid for the transportation costs of eight of them, valued between $1.5 - 2 million," according to the head of the UN Refugee Agency in the UAE.
ABU DHABI, 10th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, have signed a AED7.35 million (US$2 million) agreement to support emergency food relief for Rohingya women and children refugees in Bangladesh.
The gesture stems from the UAE’s firm stance to support people in the face of tragedy, and extend a helping hand to the vulnerable and needy of the world affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters - without discrimination or prejudice based on gender, race or belief.
ABU DHABI, 9th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE has been named the world's largest donor of development assistance in proportion to its gross national income for the fifth year running, according to the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development.
The UAE exceeded the United Nations’ target of 0.7 percent official development assistance in proportion to its GNI ratio by donating AED19.32 billion, a growth of 18.1 percent over 2016, representing 1.31 percent of its GNI for official development assistance in 2017.
Non-traditional crops, technologies can contribute to future food security in UAE
Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018 – Alternative, non-traditional crops and technologies can play an important role in contributing to future food security in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Geneva, 3 April 2018
Thank you all for coming.
On 5 January, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided the first funding in 2018 to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. We provided a grant of US$50 million. That was the largest ever grant provided under the CERF and it was possible only because a lot of you provide generous, core, un-earmarked contributions to the CERF. And I want to thank in particular the governments of the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Norway who are the largest contributors to the CERF.
ADDIS ABABA, 27th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Ghazi Abdullah Salem Al Mehri, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, attended a ceremony to deliver aid provided by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation to the Ethiopian Red Cross for people who are internally displaced in Ethiopia, due to the border conflict between the Oromia Region and Somalia.
Al Mehri expressed his happiness at the Foundation’s co-operation with the Ethiopian Red Cross, which is the leading organisation that offers humanitarian aid in Ethiopia.
ABU DHABI, 27th March, 2018 (WAM) -- A senior official of the United States Central Command, CENTCOM, has praised the UAE Armed Forces skills in countering Improvised Explosives Devices, IEDs, in Yemen, saying that this expertise will be further honed through mutual collaboration.
SHARJAH, 25th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The value of Sharjah Charity International’s projects and aid assistance in 2017, both inside and outside of the UAE, reached AED266.4 million, compared to AED235.2 million in 2016.
Ahead of the upcoming international fundraising conference for Yemen, the United Nations has received nearly $1 billion contributions from Saudi Araba and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), urging other donors to follow suit and help tackle the world’s worst humanitarian crisis there.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his deep gratitude for the $930 million provided on Tuesday evening by the two donor countries to the Yemen Humanitarian Fund.
Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2018 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, to establish an advanced genomics center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The two organizations have also agreed to conduct advanced research on, among other things, salt-tolerant crops such as Salicornia and quinoa.
ABU DHABI, 20th March, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, has donated US$1 million to the Fund for Refugee Women.
The Fund, launched in 2000 in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, and the UN High Commission for Refugees, seeks to provide protection and assistance for refugee woman and children.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
MOCHA, Yemen, 14th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Iranian-backed Houthi militias’ use of banned anti-personnel landmines in Yemen has triggered thousands of civilian casualties, wanton violence and bloodshed, a three-month field investigation by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, has revealed.
The UAE Embassy in Khartoum held a reception to inaugurate the programmes of the Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign for treating women and children and the Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteering Programme in Sudan.
Hamad Mohammed Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Sudan, and his embassy’s staff received the reception’s guests, which included Ahmed Mohammed Adam, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner in Sudan, a delegation from the General Women’s Union, the campaign’s supervisors, and invited members of the diplomatic corps in Sudan.