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26 Dec 2006 description

The management of the UAE Program announced that it had expanded its existing Action Plan for the reconstruction, maintenance and rehabilitation of destroyed schools Lebanon, which included in the first stage schools in south Lebanon, to include new schools in the areas of the western Bekaa, the Shouf, Baabda and Aley, bringing the number of schools to 272.

The management of the UAE Program explained that it would be handing over 15 schools to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education at the end of the maintenance and restoration.

22 Dec 2006 description

The management of the UAE Program announced the completion of the de-mining and clearing of cluster bombs from the farm lands of Arnun, as well as from the Shaqif citadel area in Nabatieh, southern Lebanon.

The fields were handed over to the town's mayor in the presence of officials from the United Nations De-mining Coordination Center, the Lebanese Army National Office for de-mining and a representative of the Ministry of Archeology.

12 Dec 2006 description

Within the framework of the UAE Program to Support & Rebuild Lebanon, and the implementation of the Action plan for the reconstruction of the destroyed schools and the maintenance and rehabilitation of the affected schools in south Lebanon, the management of the Program announced today an increase in the number of schools being renovated to 272 schools.

17 new schools entirely repaired and reconstructed were delivered to the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education, bringing the total number of schools that have been delivered to the Ministry since the launch of the …

06 Dec 2006 description

The management of the UAE Program To Support & Rebuild Lebanon announced today that the village of Mlikh in Southern Lebanon has been entirely cleared from mines and cluster bombs.

26 Nov 2006 description

Beirut - The UAE Initiative for Support and Reconstruction of Lebanon yesterday delivered 52 renovated schools to the Lebanese ministry of education, a UAE official has announced. Mohammed Al Rumaithy, Director General of the project, said yesterday's delivery took to 233 the total number of schools rebuilt and renovated in the south of Lebanon by the UAE. 'We have decided to raise the ceiling of renovation targeted schools to 257,' he added.

12 Nov 2006 description

The deadline set for the UAE demining southern Lebanon operations is a top priority for the UAE Programme to Support and Rebuild Lebanon, Colonel Saif Jaber Al Alili, Chief of the UAE National Demining Commission (UAENDC) was quoted as saying by UAE Al Ittihad daily newspaper.

UAENDC is tasked with clearing mines, defusing bombs and removing cluster bomblets and other types of unexploded munitions in Southern Lebanon and is set to accomplish the mission within the set period of 15 months, noted Al Alili.

06 Nov 2006 description

As a continuation of the humanitarian efforts of the UAE and in the interest of alleviating the suffering of patients by providing them with the proper medical attention, the UAE Program distributed a large quantity of medicine to a group of government and charitable hospitals and health centers in Lebanon.

These medicines, provided by the UAE Red Crescent and valued at 350 thousand dollars, were handed over to ten health institutions namely: Marjayoun Government Hospital / Hariri Foundation / Caritas / Al Hanan Al Khayri Hospital / Al Rahman al Khayri clinic in Bishamoun / Lubnan Al …

03 Nov 2006 description

In the first Arab initiative of its kind to the Ein el-Hilweh camp, targeted by the Israelis last July, the UAE Program to Support & Rebuild Lebanon has begun work on the reconstruction and building of the Al Rawda Educational Complex part of the camp. Destroyed by Israel during its aggression against Lebanon, the rebuilt complex will be named after the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The project was instigated during a visit a few days ago by a delegation from the UAE Program to the Ein El Hilweh camp.

31 Oct 2006 description

Marking the start of the mines and cluster bombs clearance from southern Lebanon, the management of the UAE Program To Support & Rebuild Lebanon organized a field tour for a large delegation of local, regional and foreign media. The delegation was able to observe the nature of the work being conducted for de-mining, cluster bombs and missiles clearance, all remnants of the recent Israeli aggression against Lebanon.

30 Oct 2006 description

Within the framework of the ongoing UAE support for Lebanon, and in an effort to restore aspects of normal life for the people of southern Lebanon, and to lift the damage to the villages as a result of the recent war, the UAE Program To Support & Rebuild Lebanon has recently distributed and installed 51 generators in the villages of southern Lebanon.

45 generators were installed for the production of energy and electricity in the following southern villages: Hula, Rumaysh, Kafr Kila, Rashaya Al Fakhar, Jdeidat Marjayoun, Yaroun, Yarin, Qawzah, Almomarieh, Jensenaya, Al Muharbieh, …

18 Oct 2006 description

Under the UAE Program To Support & Rebuild Lebanon and within the framework of the reconstruction of destroyed schools and the maintenance and rehabilitation of the damaged schools in southern Lebanon, the management of the UAE Program have increased the number of schools to 216 from the original 151.

18 Oct 2006 description

During a reception held in his office today in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Khalfan Al-Rumaithy, Director of the UAE Program To Support & Rebuild Lebanon, the Minister of Education and Higher Education HE Dr.

12 Oct 2006 description

A delegation of the UAE Program To Support & Rebuild Lebanon along with the UAE Red Crescent visited yesterday the Baalbek region, distributing food aid, school bags and clothes and shoes to students.

The first stop was in the Al Shams School in Baalbek, where the UAE Red Crescent distributed school bags, in addition to clothing and footwear.

12 Oct 2006 description

Within the framework of the UAE Program To Support & Rebuild Lebanon for the implementation of the reconstruction of the destroyed schools and the maintenance and rehabilitation of the affected schools in southern Lebanon, the management of the UAE Program To Support & Rebuild Lebanon officially announced the completion of the maintenance and restoration work on 45 schools in southern Lebanon today and will be handing them over to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to be ready to receive students on the time for the academic year in Lebanon.

The 45 schools are: 1.

06 Oct 2006 description

During a press conference held at the House of Representatives, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora praised the assistance provided by the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Lebanon and the pioneering role played in the de-mining and the clearance of cluster bombs in the area of southern Lebanon, under the UAE Program to Support & Rebuild Lebanon.

03 Sep 2006 description

Stockholm - In line with the directives of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the United Arab Emirates is ready to extend helping hand to the afflicted Lebanese people and government to overcome the destructive impacts of the Israeli aggression and support Lebanon's recovery, said UAE Minister of State for Financial and Industrial Affairs Dr.

23 Aug 2006 description

Beirut - A UAE aid plane has arrived in Rafiq al Hariri International Airport in Beirut carrying 40 tonnes of food supplies and medical equipment in support of the people of war-ravaged Lebanon. The consignment was received on the airport tarmac by Mrs. Randa Barri, wife of the Speaker of Lebanese Parliament and Chairperson of the Lebanese Society for the Handicapped and Mohammed Sultan Al Suweidi, UAE Ambassador to Lebanon and a number of officials.

Mrs. Barri expressed gratitude to President H.H.

20 Aug 2006 description

In an effort to boost its humanitarian relief operations in war-ravaged Lebanon pursuant to the ceasefire in the southern areas, the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) is intensifying its activities to help displaced Lebanese citizens who are returning to their homes. RCS aims to improve the humanitarian conditions of those who were forced by the Israeli aggression to leave their homes and villages to other parts of the country.

19 Aug 2006 description

Beirut - A UAE plane carrying 15 tons of relief medical and food aid landed here yesterday at the Rafiq Al Hariri International Airport as part of an air-bridge between the UAE and Lebanon to deliver relief supplies to the Lebanese people. Members of the UAE Relief Committee and members of the UAE embassy in Beirut received the relief supplies on the Airport's tarmac. The UAE relief bridge to Lebanon has dispatched so far some 35 planes to the war-ravaged country. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)

19 Aug 2006 description

The UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) has so far spent a total amount of Dh34,951,598 on its relief programme for the Lebanese people. The amount covered the relief assistance delivered by air and sea to Lebanon since the beginning of the crisis.

The RCS is currently intensifying its efforts, seizing the opportunity provided by the ceasefire, to provide for those returning to their destroyed homes their needs to help alleviate their sufferings.