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20 Feb 2018 description

Abu Dhabi, Feb. 20 (BNA): Human Appeal International (HAI) said it has launched the Winter in Palestine campaign which will include most Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque.

20 Feb 2018 description

DUBAI, 19th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Dar Al Ber Society carried out up to 15,149 charity projects, worth AED120,829,544, around the world in 2017.

These diverse charitable and humanitarian projects fell under 19 major initiatives, including four relief campaigns in four Arab countries in crises: Syria, Yemen, Palestine, and Somalia.

Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber, said that the leading charity association, based in Dubai, successfully carried out a line-up of projects for the benefit of vulnerable people last year.

17 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 17th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has implemented the first phase of the relief, medical and logistics aid programme valued at AED 8 million, provided by the UAE to support the humanitarian situation in Angola.

15 Feb 2018 description

Hamad Sultan Saeed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Beirut, toured Minya and Sahel Akkar town in the Lebanese Republic, accompanied by Mouin Maroubi, Minister of State for Displaced Persons in Lebanon, and representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, in Lebanon to distribute food to Syrian displaced people.

15 Feb 2018 description

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has announced the UAE’s offer to provide development aid worth US$500 million, to assist international efforts to reconstruct Iraq.

13 Feb 2018 description
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I reiterate the Secretary-General’s statement welcoming the generous US$1 billion pledge by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to support humanitarian action in Yemen, as well as their commitment to raise an additional $500 million from other donors in the region.

12 Feb 2018 description

DUBAI, 11th February, 2018 (WAM) -- In the presence of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the United Nations Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City, IHC, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today launched the Humanitarian Logistics Databank, a pioneering new platform that will revolutionise aid efforts.

09 Feb 2018 description

All too often, young people in the Arab states are portrayed as universally, perpetually in despair. While indeed many Arab countries are in a state of turmoil, the truth is that young people across the region are finding ways to keep their societies moving forward.

08 Feb 2018 description

BANGKOK, 8th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates and Thailand have signed an Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on cooperation in combating human trafficking.

The MoU was signed by Ahmed Al Jarman, Assistant Minister for Human Rights and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Vice-Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, and Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand.

08 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 7th February, 2018 (WAM)- The United Arab Emirates has provided US$ 2 million in support of the UN programme for supplying electricity to hospitals across the Gaza strip, under directives of the His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The UAE aid comes to make up for the reduction in electricity supply to the Gaza Strip hospitals.

04 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 3rd February, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE doctors have launched the second phase of the operational stage of the Zayed Humanitarian Field Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya refugees, by increasing its capacity to 200 patients per day.

The capacity of outpatient clinics have been increased to receive maximum number of patients, especially children and the elderly, due to the large number of refugees in the UAE field hospital.

02 Feb 2018 description

As part of its international humanitarian programme, the UAE, through its embassy in Lebanon, has completed the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018', by providing in excess of 1293 food parcels in the border town of Arsal, which hosts the largest number of Syrians displaced in Lebanon.

A donation from Al Rahma Charity, the three-day campaign has been conducted in partnership with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Authority affiliated to the Dar al-Fatwa in Lebanon.

02 Feb 2018 description

BRUSSELS, 1st February, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE, as a major donor to the Palestinian Authority and people, highlighted its commitment to continue to help improve the economic and social conditions of the Palestinian people.

This took place during the extraordinary ministerial session of the 28-member International Donor Group for Palestine, which was hosted by the European Union and headed by Norway in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday.

31 Jan 2018 description

BEIRUT, 30th January, 2018 (WAM) - The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut, has started the implementation of the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018'.

The campaign started by a number of Emirati institutions is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018.

The Attache has distributed 1000 food packages during the past two days in Qasqas Area in Beirut, in partnership with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Authority affiliated with the Dar al-Fatwa in Lebanon and a donation from the Sharjah Charity International.

30 Jan 2018 description

The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut, has started the implementation of the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018'.

The campaign started by a number of Emirati institutions is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018.

The Attache has distributed 1000 food packages during the past two days in Qasqas Area in Beirut, in partnership with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Authority affiliated with the Dar al-Fatwa in Lebanon and a donation from the Sharjah Charity International.

30 Jan 2018 description

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.

30 Jan 2018 description

WESTERN COAST, Yemen, 30th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE Armed Forces demining teams have cleared western coast of Yemen as part of the continuous operations to clear landmines in different areas to protect the lives of the people there.

30 Jan 2018 description

KUALA LUMPUR, 29th January, 2018 (WAM) -- A UAE-Malaysian humanitarian aircraft took off from Kuala Lumpur on its way to the camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, carrying relief supplies for Rohingya refugees, as part of the joint efforts of the UAE and Malaysia to help the refugees.

Khalid Ghanem Al Ghaith, UAE Ambassador to Malaysia, Mohammad Najib Tun Abdul Razzaq, Malaysian Prime Minister, and Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysian Minister of Defence and Minister with Special Functions at the Prime Minister's Department and Chief of Staff, attended the plane’s departure.

27 Jan 2018 description

The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut has launched the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018'. The campaign is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018, as declared by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

25 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18869-IHA/1445

The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today: