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17 Jan 2018 description

MOCHA, 16th January, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE Armed Forces medical teams working with the Arab Coalition Forces, led by Saudi Arabia, are performing their humanitarian role in the liberated areas of the West Coast of Yemen by treating vulnerable patients and reaching out to them in their homes.

17 Jan 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 12th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has signed a cooperation agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to support emergency care for mothers and newborns in the Al Mukalla province in Yemen's Hadramout governorate, as part of efforts to ensure access to essential and life-saving emergency services for the displaced and their host communities.

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.

08 Jan 2018 description

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Health threats reported in 2017

In 2017, a variety of emerging and reemerging infectious disease threats were reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Most of the threats began in 2016, including chikungunya in Pakistan, or were already endemic in the country, for example, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Afghanistan. However, new threats, such as diphtheria in Yemen, have also been observed this year.

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29 Dec 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 28th December, 2017 (WAM) -- An Emirati volunteer field hospital in Bangladesh has treated thousands of children and elderly Rohingya refugees suffering from serious and chronic diseases.

20 Dec 2017 description

MEXICO, 12th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE has delivered the latest batch of humanitarian assistance to Mexico following the earthquake that hit in September, as part of its continuous relief efforts in the country.

The aid, which included medical equipment, was provided by the Emirates Red Crescent in cooperation with the UAE Embassy in Mexico during a special ceremony at the embassy attended by the UAE Ambassador to Mexico, Ahmed Hatem Al Menhali, Jose Antonio Monroy, Director-General of Mexican Red Cross, representatives of the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the media.

19 Dec 2017 description

ADEN, 16th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Some 23 wounded Yemenis, who were receiving medical treatment in India as part of a UAE-funded programme, arrived back in Aden earlier on Saturday.

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.

11 Dec 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 10th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has revealed the value of UAE foreign aid to Yemen during the period April 2015 to November 2017, amounting to AED9.4 billion, or US$2.56 billion.

In a report, MoFAIC said that the humanitarian aid covered a number of vital sectors, reflecting the UAE’s keenness to reduce the suffering of the Yemenis and is in compliance with the nation’s humanitarian and development policy and its desire to establish growth, security and stability in Yemen.

03 Dec 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 2nd December, 2017 (WAM) -- A team of UAE doctors has provided medical treatment to hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh during the trial run of the UAE mobile hospital for children and the elderly.

In line with the UAE's 46th National Day celebrations, the initiative aims at providing the best specialised, diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services as part of the "Year of Giving 2017" and enhancing the role played by the UAE and its humanitarian mission.

29 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 28th November, 2017 (WAM) -- On the occasion of the UAE's 46th National Day celebrations, the Emirates News Agency, WAM, has compiled a series of reports regarding the achievements of the state over the past year. In part six, we look at the UAE aid to Yemen over the last 12 months.

26 Nov 2017 description

CAIRO, 25th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb of Al Azhar Al Sharif and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders has deceived to extend the work of Al Azhar and the Council's Convoy to provide relief to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh for and additional week.

In a statement issued by Al Azhar Al Sharif on Saturday, said that the distribution of aid continued for the fourth day in a row and was covered by an Egyptian and Arab media delegation that had arrived today in the city of Cox's Bazar for this purpose.

22 Nov 2017 description

NEW DELHI, 20th November, 2017 (WAM) -- 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.

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.

16 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 15th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE has provided over 219 million units of polio vaccine to more than 43 million Pakistani children between 2014 and September 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.

28 Oct 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The recent blasts in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, which killed and injured a huge number of people, were barbaric acts in which the cowardly perpetrators targeted innocent civilians who were going about their daily routine, The Gulf Today said in an editorial on Saturday.

26 Oct 2017 description

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'.

24 Oct 2017 description

MOGADISHU, 23th October, 2017 (WAM) -- A UAE flying hospital arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday as part of the UAE's massive medical efforts to treat hundreds of Somalis injured in last Saturday’s terror attack.

The flying hospital is carrying large supplies of medicines, medical equipment and logistics to increase the capacity of the already overwhelmed Somali hospitals in order to handle a large number of wounded, who are packed in the hospital corridors.

22 Oct 2017 description

MOGADISHU, 21st October, 2017 (WAM) -- The second UAE medical team has arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu to supervise the implementation of directives given the UAE leadership to provide medical treatment for 100 of victims of the recent terrorist bombing in Mogadishu.

Upon its arrival, the medical team assessed the medical condition of the injured and a number of cases were admitted to the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Mogadishu for urgent medical treatment .

16 Oct 2017 description

DUBAI, 16th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered three further airlifts of relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.