IHC News

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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Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi Visits IHC, Gives Lecture on Altruism

Dubai, UAE - 5 June, 2014

The International Humanitarian City (IHC) welcomed Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of Al Ihsan Charity Association to its premises on Wednesday, where he toured the IHC facilities and presented the IHC community with an inspirational talk. Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi, also known as the “The Green Sheikh” for his environmental and charitable advocacy started the visit wit

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UAE International Award for Poets of Peace Launched

Dubai - 1 May, 2014

The UAE International Award for Poets of Peace was launched at a press conference held at the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai today. In cooperation with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the UAE, it is the first award of its kind, bridging a multitude of nationalities and languages in which poets will present their sonnets, spreading a message of peace around the worl

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IHC, Dubai Carbon and Panmed Renewable Energy LLC Join Efforts for Solar Power Project

Dubai, UAE - 16 April, 2014

Coinciding with Green Week and WETEX 2014 in Dubai, the International Humanitarian City (IHC) is partnering with Panmed Renewable Energy LLC for the launch of a 5.6 MW Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Project in Dubai. The humanitarian hub has always been at the forefront of implementing best practices in development and humanitarian causes. Specifically, taking advantage of available resources,

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