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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.

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.

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.

03 May 2018 description

AMMAN, May 3 2018 (WAM) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, yesterday concluded a two-day workshop on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, CRRF. The workshop was hosted by Jordan with the attendance of representatives of more than 45 member states, specialised agencies and international institutions participated in the workshop.

23 Apr 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 22nd April, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, who is also the Honorary President of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided additional support of US$1 million to the Fund for Refugee Women.

The donation is part of Sheikha Fatima’s charitable and humanitarian efforts to ease the suffering of underprivileged persons around the world, especially women and children.

11 Apr 2018 description

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.

10 Apr 2018 description

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.

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.

30 Mar 2018 description

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.

30 Mar 2018 description

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.

07 Mar 2018 description

DUBAI, 6th March, 2018 (WAM) -- IEC Telecom Group and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) unveiled their latest humanitarian mission’s satellite solution, YahClick Wi-Fi, at this year’s 15th edition of Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD).

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.

14 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 10th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has expanded its presence and intensified its efforts in the various areas of the world hit by crises and disasters, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.

14 Feb 2018 description

AMMAN, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Cancer Patient Care Society (CPCS)–Rahma, led by its Director-General Nora Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, visited the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan, to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees about cancer and help cancer patients.

10 Feb 2018 description

DUBAI, 9th February 2018 (WAM) - Dubai Customs and the International Humanitarian City (IHC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on eLink and cooperation in exchanging information related to humanitarian aid and stocks.

The MoU was signed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, and IHC CEO, Giuseppe Saba. It builds on the strategic partnership between the two entities and the importance of cooperation among different authorities to promote innovation, information sharing, and best practices.

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.

10 Dec 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 10th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, have discussed means for cooperation to reduce the dire humanitarian situation faced by refugees and displaced people in the region. The two sides also reviewed the status of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

This came during a meeting between Fahd Abdulrahman bin Sultan, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Aid Department at the ERC and Khaled Khalifa, UNHCR's Regional Representative to the GCC Countries.

12 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 11th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE is attaching great importance to alleviating the burden and improving the living conditions of the Syrian refugees all over the world, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

01 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 1st November, 2017 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, in Abu Dhabi, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, marking the launch of a new partnership in line with the National Strategy on the #Year of Giving.

20 Oct 2017 description

SHARJAH, 19th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Sharjah Charity International, SCI, announced that it spent AED22 million on charitable projects abroad in the third quarter of 2017.

Abdullah Mubarak Al Dukhan, Secretary-General of SCI, said the third quarter of the year saw the construction of 232 mosques at the value of AED13.1 million and drilling of 1,215 wells for drinking water in drought-hit countries in Africa at a total cost of AED6 million.