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26 Oct 2018 description

​Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Sudan, delivered cheques worth AED30.735 million from the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, to support 9,187 orphans in Sudan.

Dr. Othman Jaafar, Secretary-General of the Sudanese Red Crescent, received a cheque worth AED22.478 million from the ERC in support of 6,687 orphans across Sudan's provinces.

Cheques worth AED8.25 million from the ERC were delivered to Jameela Abdulrazeq Mahjoub, Wabel, Al Khair Foundation Representative, to assist 2,500 orphans.

21 Aug 2018 description

The UAE has reinforced its international humanitarian relief approach, which is based upon close coordination with countries and communities entitled to receive its aid, through the launch, by the wise leadership, of an initiative to create a national committee to rescue those affected by the floods in Kerala, India.

The initiative aims to involve the public and private sectors, as well as representatives of the Indian community.

21 Aug 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 20th August, 2018 (WAM) -- Upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the monitoring of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, a rescue aircraft carrying 30 tonnes of basic supplies, accompanied by a delegation from the foundation, travelled to Sudan.

15 Jun 2018 description

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued today that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.

03 Jun 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 3rd June, 2018 (WAM) -- The value of relief and humanitarian programmes that were implemented due to the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, from 1993 to 2003, reached AED1.8 billion, which benefited 21 countries, while its developmental projects, valued at AED595.7 million benefitted Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

02 May 2018 description

Global Overview APRIL 2018

13 Mar 2018 description

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.

07 Mar 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 6th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The delegation from the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation is continuing its tour of African countries, to explore the needs of their citizens in terms of sustainability, charity and education, as well as to establish related projects, as part of the foundation’s Year of Zayed celebrations.

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 Jan 2018 description

Current major event

Health threats reported in 2017

In 2017, a variety of emerging and reemerging infectious disease threats were reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Most of the threats began in 2016, including chikungunya in Pakistan, or were already endemic in the country, for example, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Afghanistan. However, new threats, such as diphtheria in Yemen, have also been observed this year.

Editorial note

22 Dec 2017 description

Conflict causing spikes in food insecurity in the Near East and North Africa

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

21 Dec 2017 description

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

17 Oct 2017 description

Overview

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.

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'.