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18 Jun 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 18th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has adopted a resolution granting nationals of countries facing war and natural disasters a one-year stay permit, in solidarity with the people of affected nations and to offer them a chance to improve their living conditions until they are ready to return to their home countries.

14 May 2018 description

ROME, 12th May, 2018 (WAM) -- Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, held high-level meetings in Rome with officials of the international organisations concerned with food security.

The meetings were held in the presence of Dr. Abdul Wahab Zayed, Secretary-General of the Khalifa International Date Palm Award.

10 Apr 2018 description

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.

26 Sep 2016 description

NEW YORK, 22nd September, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE has announced that it is to welcome 15,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years with the aim of sharing in the responsibility of addressing the Syrian refugee crisis.

27 Jun 2011 description
report IRIN

ABU DHABI, 27 June 2011 (IRIN) - The launch of an Arabic version of the 2011 Sphere Handbook, which sets out best practice in the delivery of humanitarian aid, comes at a time of major political, economic and social change across the Middle East and should help streamline humanitarian responses, say aid officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).