IHC News


Mohammed bin Rashid orders resumption of airlift to Gaza

Dubai - 5 August, 2014

With nearly 260,000 Gazan civilians in more than 90 UN shelters, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered the resumption of flights to help supply UNWRA, the World Food Programme, WHO and other aid agencies struggling to help the victims of the Israeli assault on Gaza.Over 1850 Gazans have been killed and over 9,000 wounded,

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Airlift for Gaza Ordered by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Resumes

Dubai, UAE - 3 August, 2014

With nearly 260,000 Gazan civilians in more than 90 UN shelters as the Israeli bombardment continues after an aborted ceasefire, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ordered the resumption of flights to help supply UNWRA, the World Food Programme, WHO and other aid agencies struggling to help the victims of the Israeli assault o

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IHC Sponsors Partner’s "A Safe Ramadan" Campaign

Dubai - 27 July, 2014

The International Humanitarian City (IHC) has sponsored Ramadan Aman/A Safe Ramadan this year, where Iftar meals were distributed daily to over 200,000 drivers across the seven emirates in the traffic junctions at Maghreb time, during the holy month of Ramadan.In cooperation with Police Headquarters in the U.A.E., and several hundred volunteers, the campaign is an initiative of Ajman-based Al Ihsa

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Despite Border Delays, Aid from Dubai Airlift Makes Its Way into Gaza

Dubai, UAE - 26 July, 2014

Under the direction of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and as of today, 14 flights using both Boeing 747 and C130 aircrafts, have made trips from Dubai to Marka Airport in Amman since last Monday, bringing the cost of the total operation to over Dhs 13m (US$ 3,730,000).UNWRA distribution centers are receiving aid on the gro

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Mohammed bin Rashid launches urgent food relief project for one million victims worldwide

Dubai - 26 July, 2014

He said the Concept of Islamic Economy sought by Dubai to become the Islamic Capital "is not only confined to provision of Islamic Sharia compliant financial products, but also the food, intellectual and marketing products. Therefore the provision of relief food products in cooperation with specialised agencies adds another new dimension to the relief work, and to the Islamic Economy as well. Many

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Gaza: UN issues emergency appeal, begins airlift to meet urgent humanitarian needs

NEW YORK - 22 July, 2014

The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has issued an emergency appeal for US$60 million to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of the people of Gaza, including tens of thousands who have fled their homes in the wake of the current Israeli military offensive.The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) noted that the number of displaced peopl

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UNRWA announces humanitarian aid air bridge from Dubai to Gaza

NEW YORK - 21 July, 2014

United Nations announced in a statement today that Aid agencies have mobilised relief aid from the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai to send the relief to thousands of displaced families in Gaza.It added that the relief supplies have been donated to the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to distribute them to thousands of the displaced f

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HRH Princess Haya contributes to reducing malnutrition rates of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

Abu Dhabi - 9 July, 2014

UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City, IHC, H.R.H. Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E., and Ruler of Dubai, has made a generous contribution of USD500,000 to support the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' efforts in emergency nutrition and food security for

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IHC Attends the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs in Geneva

Dubai, UAE - 24 June, 2014

The International Humanitarian City (IHC) has concluded last week among NGOs from around the world the Annual Consultations with NGOs organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at the International Conference Center in Geneva from June 17 to 19, 2014.  Held under the theme “Women’s Leadership and Participation”, the annual consultations brought together more than

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Advisory Board Meeting Held at IHC

Dubai, UAE - 17 June, 2014

The International Humanitarian City (IHC) hosted and participated in the Advisory Board Meeting for the Annual Conference on Partnership and Information Sharing for Better Humanitarian Action, in coordination with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) at its premises in Dubai on Sunday. Members board and participants of the meeting chaired by IHC CEO Sha

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