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01 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

DUBAI, Sep 30 2018 (WAM) - The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has conducted an overall assessment of climate adaptation in the health context in the UAE. Through surveys and a stakeholders’ workshop, MOCCAE outlined the direct and indirect climate-related health risks and the existing and possible actionable solutions for public health adaptation.

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.

09 Apr 2018 description

Non-traditional crops, technologies can contribute to future food security in UAE

Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018 – Alternative, non-traditional crops and technologies can play an important role in contributing to future food security in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

21 Mar 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 20th March, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, has donated US$1 million to the Fund for Refugee Women.

The Fund, launched in 2000 in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, and the UN High Commission for Refugees, seeks to provide protection and assistance for refugee woman and children.

12 Feb 2018 description

DUBAI, 11th February, 2018 (WAM) -- In the presence of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the United Nations Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City, IHC, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today launched the Humanitarian Logistics Databank, a pioneering new platform that will revolutionise aid efforts.

03 Oct 2016 description

RIYADH, 2nd October 2016 (WAM) - The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have condemned the attack on United Arab Emirates' civilian vessel near the port city of Aden, Yemen, while it was on a regular trip to transport humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded and injured civilians, in order to complete treatment, in the UAE.

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.

25 May 2016 description

ISTANBUL, 24th May, 2016 (WAM) – The United Arab Emirates has announced that it will increase its humanitarian contributions to 15 percent of its projected budget for the next four years.

07 Mar 2016 description

ABU DHABI, 5th March, 2016 (WAM)--The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) local assistance stood at about AED145 million in 2015, including social and seasonal aid for one million Emiratis and expatriate residents registered in 10 ERC offices nationwide.

The move follows the implementation of the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Chairman of ERC to boost the authority's humanitarian assistance to reach out to the needy categories nationwide.

25 May 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 24th May, 2015 (WAM) -- A new batch of Yemeni families and Yemenis injured in the aggressive attacks by the Houthi militias and their supporters, arrived in Abu Dhabi at dawn today to receive treatment in the UAE hospitals.

This move comes as part of the efforts to implement the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

04 Feb 2015 description
report IRIN

DUBAI, 4 February 2015 (IRIN) - During 2013 the United Arab Emirates spent over US$5.5 billion on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) – at 1.33 percent, it had the largest ratio of Gross National Income to aid of any country globally during that year. *

10 Dec 2014 description

NEW YORK, 9th December, 2014 (WAM) -- The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations participated in a donors’ meeting for current and prospective contributors, chaired by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Monday. The meeting was organized by the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), as part of its Multi-Year Appeal 2015 Update and presentation of its funding priorities.

30 Nov 2014 description

ABU DHABI, 27th November 2014 (WAM) --- A number of Iraqi wounded and sick civilians arrived last night at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi to receive medical treatment at the UAE hospitals in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

18 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

DUBAI, 18 November 2014 (IRIN) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sparked anger and confusion by including several prominent Western Muslim charities and civil society groups in a new list of "terrorist organizations" together with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State.

10 Jul 2014 description

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Abu Dhabi, 9th July, 2014 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, and Chairman of the U.A.E. Red Crescent Authority (RCA), has given instructions for increasing the RCA's budget for local assistance by 200% to meet the growing humanitarian needs within the country.

25 May 2013 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beirut, May 25, 2013) – Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should not deport migrant construction workers for peacefully exercising their rights to strike and to bargain collectively.