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Relief and survival items airlifted to cyclone-hit Madagascar under direction of UAE Vice President
12 Mar 2017

Relief and survival items airlifted to cyclone-hit Madagascar under direction of UAE Vice President

Under the direction of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, around 100 tonnes of relief and survival items, organised by Dubai’s International Humanitarian City, IHC, has departed from Dubai International Airport to Madagascar to assist with recovery efforts following Cyclone Enawo, the strongest to strike the island nation in 13...

Tripling warehousing space to meet sharp rise in global demand for emergency aid worldwide
28 Feb 2017

Tripling warehousing space to meet sharp rise in global demand for emergency aid worldwide

A massive plan to triple the size of the UAE-based International Humanitarian City (IHC), including warehousing space, are hoped to allow the world’s largest humanitarian logistics hub and its member United Nations aid agencies and NGOs respond more efficiently to several crises and disasters simultaneously to meet a sharp rise in global demand for emergency aid, IHC’s incoming Chief Executive...

Giuseppe Saba named CEO of International Humanitarian City
21 Feb 2017

Giuseppe Saba named CEO of International Humanitarian City

Giuseppe Saba has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of International Humanitarian City, IHC, as approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday, as part of its expansion initiative. Saba is a leading logistics and support services expert with extensive experience with the United Nations. H.R.H. Princess Haya bint Al Hussein,...

TRIPLING THE SIZE
19 Jan 2017

Mohammed bin Rashid Approves Tripling the Size of Dubai’s International Humanitarian City

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved expanding warehouse facilities at the International Humanitarian City (IHC) in response to urgent demand from leading UN and NGO agencies, most notably the Red Crescent, UNHCR, ICRC and the World Food Programme. The approval gives the green signal for expanding...

UAE GENEROSITY KNOWS NO BORDERS
19 Aug 2016

UAE GENEROSITY KNOWS NO BORDERS

T he World Humanitarian Day (marked on Friday) holds a special significance for the UAE. The country, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has remained in the forefront of supporters of humanitarian initiatives and has justifiably been recognised as a humanitarian capital, being the world’s largest donor of development assistance in proportion to...

UAE deeply committed to protecting humanitarian workers: Minister
18 Aug 2016

UAE deeply committed to protecting humanitarian workers: Minister

The UAE is deeply committed to protecting humanitarian workers and providing emergency relief to more than 130 million people affected by humanitarian crises in over 40 countries, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, said on Thursday on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day. In a statement to mark World Humanitarian Day, she said the UAE has...

Mohammed bin Rashid blessed with new girl on national day
30 May 2016

IHC Hosts Satellite Operator Training for Humanitarian Responders

Dubai, 30 May 2016 – From the migrant crisis in Europe, to the earthquake in Nepal, the ability to communicate is essential to humanitarian emergency operations. World-leading satellite operators and integrators: Arabsat, EMC, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat are conducting technical training for humanitarian personnel starting in Dubai this week, to support the provision of communications to...

ihC'S Project Management Course
15 Feb 2016

IHC Hosts Humanitarian Project Management Course for Emergencies in Dubai

The International Humanitarian City (IHC) held a three-day Humanitarian Project Management Course for emergencies for the first time in the GCC at its premise in Dubai. The course was organised in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and instructed by RedR, a global humanitarian capacity building NGO based in the United Kingdom. Hosting the course...

Mohammed bin Rashid blessed with new girl on national day
05 Feb 2016

UN appreciates UAE’s effective launching of Humanitarian Financing Gap Report

UAE Welcomes Presentation of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing to Member States at the UN New York, 5th February, 2016 (WAM) – The United Arab Emirates participated in yesterday’s presentation of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing to Member States at the United Nations. Co-Chair of the High-Level Panel Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President of the European Union Commission,...