The UAE-Bangladesh voluntary field hospital was today inaugurated in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, as part of a programme by the Zayed Giving Initiative to ease the suffering of Rohingya refugees, with the UAE being the first country to launch a field hospital for the refugees.
The hospital will provide diagnostic, treatment and preventive services for children and elderly individuals suffering from diseases caused by the lack of access to basic health care.
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.
The UAE Embassy has supervised the distribution of some 5,000 food baskets provided by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, for victims of floods in Gambia.
Fatoumata Tambajang witnessed the delivery of the aid, Gambia's Vice President, along with Ali Al Marzouqi, Advisor at the UAE's Embassy in Senegal, along with other government officials.
The UAE Embassy in New Delhi has received a number of injured Yemenis and those accompanying them who arrived in India to receive medical treatment at the expense of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.
The United Arab Emirates and the UN Refugees Agency have signed a US$4 million agreement to provide emergency relief to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, indicated that the signing of the agreement marks the culmination of the pledge made by the UAE during the "Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees" held in the Ugandan capital Kampala, worth US$5 million, which included US$4 million to support refugees from South Sudan in Uganda through UNHCR.
Hundreds of members of the UAE volunteer doctors of the Emirates Programme for Community and Specialised Volunteering, have participated in the humanitarian missions of the Zayed Giving Caravans, mobile clinics and hospitals, aimed to reduce the suffering of Rohingya refugees.
The volunteers participated to provide the best treatment, diagnostic and preventive services, as well as to build national capacities, to serve children and elderly patients, in line with the directives of the wise leadership to observe 2017 as the 'Year of Giving'.
The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has provided an emergency assistance worth AED36.7 million (US$10 million) to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean states.
Ordered by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the humanitarian gesture aims to assist and enable international relief efforts to mitigate the suffering of the people on the Caribbean islands. The hurricane wreaked havoc on vital infrastructure and caused human loss.
In line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the ERC has provided urgent assistance to displaced Rohingyas fleeing the tragic events and violence in Myanmar.
The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has announced that it will cover the cost of treating 90 injured Yemenis in Indian hospitals who were injured during the war started by the Houthis-led militia, as well as the costs for their care-givers.
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'.
The Emirates Red Crescent Authority, ERC, and Fadl Al Jaadi, Governor of Al Dhale Governorate and Member of the Southern Transitional Council, have signed, this morning, an agreement to build two new schools in the governorate and rebuild several other schools, as well as to pave a three-kilometre road to one of the remote local villages.
The agreement was signed by Eng. Mohammed Al Ketbi, Representative of the ERC, and Governor Al Jaadi.
Juma Rashid Saif Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Serbia, has delivered medical aid which includes various kinds of medical equipment from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to Pancevo General Hospital yesterday.
Ambassador Al Dhaheri said that the provision of the aid coincides with the #Year of Giving initiative that was announced by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as part of the UAE’s efforts to help vulnerable individuals around the world.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the UAE’s donation of USD 10 million to WHO to support its efforts in combating Cholera in Yemen, during a meeting with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Marmoum, on Thursday.
The Zayed Giving Initiative has started its humanitarian mission in Sudanese villages to provide the best diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for children and the elderly under the supervision of a specialised medical team of doctors from the UAE and voluntary doctors from Sudan.
The mission is in line with the ‘Year of Giving’ initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in co-ordination with the Sudanese Volunteer Centre and ministries of health and social security.
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, announced the UAE's pledge of AED18.4 million (US$5 million) in support of refugees in Uganda, according to the directives of the country's judicious leadership.
This came during the first "Refugee Solidarity Summit," attended by President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, a number of African heads of state, and ministers from donor countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was also there.
The Emirates Red Crescent announced today that it would undertake the treatment of 90 Yemenis who were wounded during the Houthi violations in several Indian hospitals.
The announcement followed the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, which have been followed up by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and the Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.
Office of the Spokesperson
September 22, 2016
The following is the text of a joint communique on Libya by Algeria, Canada, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, United Nations, the League of Arab States, and the African Union.
Office of the Spokesperson
September 22, 2016
The following is the text of a joint communique on the situation in Yemen from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
A joint statement from the Governments of the UK, USA, Saudi Arabia and UAE following a meeting about the situation in Yemen
The Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, USA, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates met on 19 July in London to review the situation in Yemen, following the resumption of UN led-peace talks in Kuwait on 16 July.
ISLAMABAD: The UAE has provided 116,177,794 million polio vaccines for Pakistani children aged under five from January 2014 to the end of May 2016 through the Emirates Polio Campaign, launched under directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and as part of an initiative of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, to eradicate polio.