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10 Jul 2018 description

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing its efforts to improve the humanitarian and development conditions in Ethiopia, and is preparing to build 1,000 homes to support displaced people.

06 Jun 2018 description

UAE Embassy in Nouakchott distributed today humanitarian aid, provided by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, to underprivileged families in Mauritania.

Acting upon directives of Essa Abdullah Masood Al Kalbani, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Humaid Hamdan Al Zaabi, from the UAE Embassy in Nouakchott, handed over the humanitarian aid to Sarah Bint Seidi, Secretary General of Al Rahma Charity, to be distributed, in association with some other charities, to the needy people.

22 May 2018 description

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing to distribute Ramadan aid to displaced people around the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and those affected by border conflicts.

The ERC delegation intensified its humanitarian operations in the country, to include 12 beneficiary areas around Addis Ababa and neighbouring provinces, as per the directives of the wise leadership to implement programmes, including Ramadan programmes, which aim to benefit 700,000 displaced people and those affected by last year’s border conflicts.

14 May 2018 description

Alistair Burt, Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Affairs of the United Kingdom, praised the efforts of the UAE and Saudi Arabia to deliver humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people.

In an interview with the Emirates News Agency, WAM, on the sidelines of the "Beirut Institute Summit" that began yesterday in Abu Dhabi, Burt said that the humanitarian efforts in Yemen focus on water, food, fuel and daily essentials, in light of the statistics that some 85 percent of Yemenis rely on assistance.

11 May 2018 description

The UAE is performing an influential and effective role in supporting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as part of its efforts to promote international peace and security and improve the lives of people.

The UAE’s experience in helping the Rohingya refugees reflects the values of its community, such as tolerance, compassion and respect for all cultures, religions and races, according to a report.

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.

13 Mar 2018 description

The UAE Embassy in Khartoum held a reception to inaugurate the programmes of the Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign for treating women and children and the Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteering Programme in Sudan.

Hamad Mohammed Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Sudan, and his embassy’s staff received the reception’s guests, which included Ahmed Mohammed Adam, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner in Sudan, a delegation from the General Women’s Union, the campaign’s supervisors, and invited members of the diplomatic corps in Sudan.

15 Feb 2018 description

Hamad Sultan Saeed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Beirut, toured Minya and Sahel Akkar town in the Lebanese Republic, accompanied by Mouin Maroubi, Minister of State for Displaced Persons in Lebanon, and representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, in Lebanon to distribute food to Syrian displaced people.

15 Feb 2018 description

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has announced the UAE’s offer to provide development aid worth US$500 million, to assist international efforts to reconstruct Iraq.

02 Feb 2018 description

As part of its international humanitarian programme, the UAE, through its embassy in Lebanon, has completed the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018', by providing in excess of 1293 food parcels in the border town of Arsal, which hosts the largest number of Syrians displaced in Lebanon.

A donation from Al Rahma Charity, the three-day campaign has been conducted in partnership with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Authority affiliated to the Dar al-Fatwa in Lebanon.

30 Jan 2018 description

The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut, has started the implementation of the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018'.

The campaign started by a number of Emirati institutions is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018.

The Attache has distributed 1000 food packages during the past two days in Qasqas Area in Beirut, in partnership with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Authority affiliated with the Dar al-Fatwa in Lebanon and a donation from the Sharjah Charity International.

27 Jan 2018 description

The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut has launched the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018'. The campaign is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018, as declared by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

25 Jan 2018 description

The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut has distributed over 750 heaters from the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, to help displaced Syrians in Lebanon.

The aid is part of an ERC aid mission to help Syrian refugees and provide relief supplies during winter, especially in light of the current cold weather in Lebanon.

14 Jan 2018 description

The UAE provided over 254.4 million units of polio vaccine to more than 43 million Pakistani children between 2014 and 2017, through its anti-polio drive in the country.

The UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme, UAE-PAP, was launched under 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, to support the health sector and strengthen the polio prevention programmes in Pakistan.

24 Dec 2017 description

The United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations in New York, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has hosted a briefing to engage Members States in evaluating the humanitarian situation and possible responses in the Horn of Africa. The meeting featured briefings by the UN’s humanitarian heads in Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Sudan.

14 Dec 2017 description

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.

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.

26 Nov 2017 description

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.

20 Nov 2017 description

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.

02 Nov 2017 description

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.