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23 Apr 2018 description

Vaqif Sadiqov, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations in Geneva, praised the UAE’s pioneering role in supporting international stability, which has made it among the first countries to provide humanitarian assistance for refugees, through its participation in the international efforts to face humanitarian crises around the world, including the internal refugee crisis in Azerbaijan.

06 Dec 2017 description

Within the framework of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva, delivered the country’s speech at the pledging conference.

He expressed the UAE’s deep appreciation for the intense efforts of the UNHCR to alleviate the suffering of refugees in all parts of the world, protect them, and find permanent solutions to their problems.

28 Oct 2015 description

On the Occasion of World Polio Day

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 28 October 2015: HE Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, said that the value of foreign aid provided by the UAE to combat polio during the past two years has exceeded 110 million dirhams.

08 Jul 2015 description

Part of the proceeds from the sale of Oasis bottled water this Ramadan will go towards providing clean drinking water to children in developing countries.

The Put a Smile on a Child's Face initiative is being led by the Oasis Water Company in partnership with Dubai Cares.

"In an effort to promote quality primary education in developing countries, Dubai Cares provides water sanitation and hygiene facilities, hygiene awareness and education in schools,” said Bahaa Hamade, public relations manager at Dubai Cares.

04 Feb 2015 description


The report seeks to continue to provide a comprehensive overview of all UAE foreign aid, whether developmental, humanitarian or charity, in both public and private realms. Within that, a detailed breakdown of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as more narrowly defined and recorded by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), allows for easier comparison with other international donor countries and organizations and encourages the UAE to intensify its efforts to be among the top echelon of donor countries world-wide.

07 Apr 2014 description

By Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi,
Minister of International Cooperation and Development,
United Arab Emirates

08 Oct 2012 description

UAE disburses AED 7.74 billion in foreign aid in 2011, benefitting 128 countries, and commits AED 674.9 million for future projects

OCFA releases third annual UAE Foreign Aid Report

01 Oct 2012 description

A gleaming white DC-10 sits on the tarmac at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi. What sets it apart from any other aircraft is the fact that it is equipped with an operating theatre, a recovery room and all manner of surgical equipment.

This is the Flying Eye Hospital which has treated more than 15 million patients worldwide for a range of eye-related diseases.

Currently on its first trip to the UAE since 1982, the hospital is looking to build long-standing relationships with medical professionals.

31 Mar 2011 description
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Part 1: Monitoring, Mobilization and Deployment
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Part 2: Conducting Assessments
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Part 3: International Response Organizations and Coordination in the Field

The manuals provide user-friendly material to be used by aid workers from the Arab region, including information about existing coordination mechanisms, key international aid bodies, assessment criteria, templates and checklists. It is broken down into three volumes:

Part 1: Monitoring, Mobilization and Deployment
Part 2: Conducting Assessments
Part 3: International Response Organizations and Coordination in the Field

The Arabic version is available for download here.

01 Jun 2010 description

This report of the UAE's foreign aid in 2009 has involved a wide variety of organizations, including government bodies, the Red Crescent Authority, humanitarian and charitable foundations and a number of non-governmental organizations. All give generously to countries in need.

29 Jan 2008 description

The UAE donations and support to relief efforts around the globe have alleviated the suffering of victims of natural disasters and conflicts around the world, said Terri Toyota of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The UAE government and people have provided generous and non-discriminatory humanitarian aid and relief to victims in many affected areas, added Toyota during her current visit to the UAE's Red Crescent Authority (RCA). RCA, she remarked, is doing a great job on the ground in many affected areas.

22 Nov 2007 description

New York - The United Arab Emirates has re-affirmed its stance to continue to reach out to victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts in all parts of the world and urged all countries, particularly the advanced world and donor countries, to live up to their financial commitments to the various United Nations (UN) funds and institutions to enable them discharge effectively their humanitarian responsibilities.

31 Oct 2007 description

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and President of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA), affirmed the UAE's resolve to support programmes of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders so as to pursue its effective contributions in humanitarian and medical fields.

18 Jul 2007 description

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced yesterday that it has donated Dh 2 million to support the Human Appeal International (HAT) projects. The donation was made in the presence of Mohammed Saeed Al Shari, Executive Vice President, Finance, DIB, Ahmed Khalfan bin Khirbash, Senior Vice President, DIB, and Abdullah Abd Al Rahman representative of HAT.

23 Apr 2007 description

The combined value of charity and humanitarian projects implemented by the UAE Red Crescent Society on the sponsorship of H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak have touched Dh71.5 million, according to an RCS official.

The projects were executed in the areas of health, education, resettlement of refugees and also in form of assistance to people with special needs, said Sanaa Darwish Al Qitbi, Secretary General of the RCS.

The projects, she said, were implemented in Iraq, Palestine, Kosovo, Morocco, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Yemen. Al Qitbi said Sheikha Fatima, who is the honorary …