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Leading International Aid Officials Visit IHC

Dubai - 30 March, 2013

With more than half the humanitarian aid supplies for Syria's refugees now being channeled through Dubai's International Humanitarian City, the premises have received a stream of high profile visitors over the last few weeks. William Lacy Swing, Executive Director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a high level delegation from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees extends thanks to HH Sheikh Mohammed

Dubai - IHC - 28 March, 2013

Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, paid a joint visit to the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai this afternoon.During the visit, they toured the transport and logistics facilities and w

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HH Sheikh Mohammed and UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon meet at IHC

IHC - 25 February, 2013

As the United Nations continues to ramp up its aid operations for Syria, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, escorted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on a tour of the facilities at Dubai's International Humanitarian City (IHC) where they discussed Syria and other ongoing humanitarian crises in the region. More than half the ai

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UNHCR praises the humanitarian efforts of HRH Princess Haya

Dubai - 14 February, 2013

The humanitarian efforts of the UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City (IHC), Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai was emphasized by Mr. Amin Awad, Director of the Division of Emergency, Security and Supply i

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Abu Dhabi's Care by Air and IHC Join Forces to Improve Aid from the UAE

Abu Dhabi - 10 February, 2013

The International Humanitarian City (IHC) and Care by Air signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Abu Dhabi today to establish a partnership to collaborate on UAE relief efforts. Fathi Buhahazza, President of Care by Air, and Shaima Al Zarooni, CEO of the IHC, signed the memorandum of understanding in the presence of representatives of the United Nations, NGOs, and several local companies an

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Yemen Humanitarian Country team presents 2013 response plan to stakeholders

Dubai - IHC - 22 January, 2013

The Yemen humanitarian crisis was the subject of high-level discussions as the Yemen Humanitarian Country Team presented its 2013 response plan to partners in the United Arab Emirates, donors and the media at an event hosted by the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai today. On behalf of UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City HRH Princess Haya Bint A

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IHC hosts the Supreme Advisory Committee Meeting for the Annual Conference

IHC - 12 January, 2013

The International Humanitarian City (IHC) recently hosted the Supreme Advisory Committee meeting for the Annual Conference on Effective Partnership and Information Sharing for Better Humanitarian Action which is held annually in the State of Kuwait. This conference aims to improve humanitarian response, through promoting effective partnerships between governments, humanitarian institutions, non-go

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IHC participates in UAE foreign aid workshop organised by OCFA

Abu Dhabi - 10 January, 2013

As part of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) commitment to complying with international standards when reporting on foreign aid activities, and maximizing the UAE's visibility as a major international donor, IHC participated in the workshop organised by the UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA) on its "Foreign Aid Reporting Framework". The event aimed to build on the expe

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Dubai hosts Global Meeting of WFP

Dubai - 13 December, 2012

As the World Food Programme (WFP) builds up its emergency food assistance operations in Arab countries like Syria and Yemen, it's Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, convened the agency's first ever global management meeting in the Middle East. Held in Dubai, UAE, the meeting took place from December 6-9, 2012 and was attended by over 170 Country Directors and senior officials from WFP who flew i

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Head of the The World Food Programme, largest aid agency, visits IHC

Dubai - 6 December, 2012

As the World Food Programme ramps up its food assistance projects in Arab countries like Syria and Yemen, its Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin today visited the agency's facilities at Dubai's International Humanitarian City (IHC), the largest humanitarian logistics hub worldwide. With more than 40,000 sqm of space offered by IHC, WFP is the largest user of the Dubai-based logistics center for U

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