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Yemen agriculture weathers storms with UAE help

On a yearly basis, Yemen’s Socotra experiences a ruthless south-west monsoon season ripping through the archipelago’s lands, leading to the closure of its air and sea ports. This year, fruit plantations developed by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation have survived May’s hurricane-strength winds, enabling Socotran farmers to develop …

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OPEC development fund outlines new strategy

OFID’s highest policy-making body, the Ministerial Council, approved during its 40th Annual Session in Vienna, Austria, the general principles of OFID’s new Strategic Framework. The new strategy affirms OFID’s commitment to providing support to developing countries – especially low-income countries – in an increasingly complex and challenging development landscape. At …

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Pakistan-UAE discussing economic relations

Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, met with Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh, and Imran Ismail, Governor of Sindh, in Karachi on Friday. They discussed the investment, development and humanitarian projects being carried out by the UAE in the Sindh region of Pakistan. During a …

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Gambia ambassador thanks UAE for generous humanitarian aid

Fansu Bojang, Ambassador of Gambia to the UAE, has expressed his sincere gratitude to the UAE’s leadership for providing humanitarian aid to his country that contributed to alleviating the suffering of Gambian citizens and developing the standard of living. This said this during his meeting with Hamad Salem bin Kardous …

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UAE will stick by Sudan through thick and thin

The United Arab Emirates congratulated Sudan after its military council and opposition reached a power-sharing deal and said it would stand with Khartoum in “good times and bad times”, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said. “We hope that the next phase will witness the foundation of a …

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UAE water production project in Yemen

With the support of the UAE, a project to increase water production capacity was launched yesterday in Mocha, on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast. It will serve more than 30,000 residents of the city and neighbouring areas. Mohammed Al Junaibi, Director of Humanitarian Affairs for the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, in …

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Yemeni PM discusses cooperation with UAE

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, received on Thursday visiting Yemeni Prime Minister Dr Maeen Abdulmalik, to discuss progress on humanitarian, developmental and economic projects undertaken by the UAE in Yemen. The meeting, which took place at the Presidential Place, also …

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UAE deposits $3 billion in Pakistan

The UAE’s US$3 billion deposit with the State Bank of Pakistan has contributed to alleviating the country’s financial crisis and easing pressure on foreign exchange reserves, according to Pakistan’s State Minister for Revenues. Hammad Azhar made the remarks today as he presented to the National Assembly Pakistan’s general budget with …

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UAE’s ‘1 Million School Shoes’ campaign in South Africa

The UAE Embassy in Pretoria has provided support to the ‘1 Million School Shoes’ campaign, which targets disadvantaged pupils in schools across Limpopo, a northernmost province of South Africa. While meeting Onicca Moloi, the campaign director, Fatima Al Suwaidi, First Secretary at the Embassy, said such humanitarian initiatives echo the …

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UAE relief package arrives safely at Khartoum airport

A UAE relief plane laden with 100 tonnes of aid has landed at the Khartoum International Airport in response to the torrential rains and flash floods that hit some Sudanese provinces recently. The US$600,000 aid, provided by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, includes clothes, food stuff and household utensils, and …

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Why are Americans giving almost four billion dollars of their money each year to a prosperous state such as Israel?

By Mohamed Mohamed*   From presidents Truman to Trump, US administrations have never actually been an “honest broker” of peace between Palestinians and Israelis, regardless of all the rhetoric and official positions. On the contrary, the US has provided tremendous diplomatic, economic, and military support to Israel ever since its creation …

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Dubai Cares distributes school bag kits for Syrian children

Dubai Cares has started distributing 50,000 school bags — packed during its volunteering initiative in Ramadan — to Syrian crisis-affected children in Jordan, in partnership with Save the Children. The charity organisation had launched the ‘Back to School’ edition of its ‘Volunteer Emirates’ initiative in May, to support refugee children …

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Dubai Cares launches Dh3.4m programme in Zimbabwe

Dubai Cares, part of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has launched a new programme in Zimbabwe titled ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk’, in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The Dh3.4-million ($952,000) programme aims to empower primary school-aged children to practise and promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) behaviour, …

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Abu Dhabi allocates Dh11b development aid for Ethiopia

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has allocated an economic aid package of Dh11 billion ($3 billion) for the Ethiopian government to support sustainable socioeconomic development in that country. The purpose of the funding from the UAE’s leading national entity for development aid is twofold, said a press release …

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No food for foreigners

Jorg Sartor does not like to turn newcomers away from his food bank, especially single mothers like the young Syrian woman with her 5-year-old son who had waited outside since before dawn. But rules are rules. And for the moment, it is Germans only. ““The whole country is up in …

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US withdrawing aid from northwest Syria

The United States is withdrawing assistance from northwest Syria as the Trump administration reviews hundreds of millions of dollars in stabilization aid to Syria, a State Department official has told CNN. The withdrawal of assistance comes as the US-led military coalition battles the remaining elements of ISIS in the Middle …

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UAE contributes $50m to UNRWA

United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has welcomed the $50 million (Dh183 million) contribution announced upon the directives of the President of the UAE, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan The move comes as UNRWA faces the most serious financial crisis in its history. UNRWA is a relief …

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US, Russia commit to further Syrian aid

THE LEVANT NEWS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Saturday and the two “recommitted” themselves to continued deliveries of aid to those affected by the war in Syria, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. They also discussed the progress negotiators …

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Egypt to host donor conference for war-hit Gaza

THE LEVANT – Envoys from dozens of countries will gather Sunday for a conference that aims to raise billions of dollars to rebuild conflict-battered Gaza, despite fears of renewed violence and “donor fatigue”. The United Nations’ Palestinian refugee agency has described the financial needs as “unprecedented” ahead of the Cairo …

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US delivers military aid to Lebanon

THE LEVANT –  The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists. The delivery is in response to a request by the …

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WFP to aid Yemen destitutes

THE LEVANT – The World Food Program – WFP – announced on Sunday working to provide aid to six million impoverished Yemenis over the next two years. “We want to help [Yemeni] people help themselves,” Bishow Parajuli, WFP project director, said in a statement. He added that the WFP’s upcoming project …

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Iraq crisis – RAF aborts air drop amid safety fears

THE LEVANT – An RAF aid drop in Iraq had to be abandoned overnight owing to fears people could be injured by the cargo. Food and water was due to be dropped to people in the north of the country who have fled from Islamist militants. David Cameron is facing pressure …

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UAE sends 6 trucks of medical aid to Gaza

The U.A.E.’s Red Crescent (ERC) has provided its field hospital in Gaza Strip with six trucks of medical aid to help treat the Palestinians injured in the ongoing attack on Gaza. Emad Abu al-Laban, Director of ERC Office in Gaza, said the medical aid convoy was taken to the field …

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