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18 Nov 2016

UNHCR: Sustained support still needed for Mosul Aid Operations

In Iraq, and just over a month since the start of the Mosul offensive, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners have been intensifying life-saving, emergency help for tens of thousands of displaced people. There has been a marked increase over the past week in the number of people fleeing after fighting intensified in the more densely-populated urban areas of Mosul....

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26 Sep 2016

FUNN and WFP sign MoU to tackle global hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and FUNN, the Sharjah Media Arts for Children and Youth Foundation, signed on Mondaya two-year agreement to work together on fighting hunger worldwide, particularly among youth and children. Under the agreement, WFP and FUNN will work jointly on projects that help vulnerable communities, and provide school feeding programmes and initiatives that support women to...

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11 Jul 2016

World Food Programme Launches Innovation Accelerator to Test Drive Hunger Solutions

MUNICH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today stepped up its search for innovative solutions to spur progress towards Zero Hunger by launching an Innovation Accelerator to identify and nurture new, bold responses to humanitarian and development challenges as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.   Based in Munich, the Innovation Accelerator combines internal WFP staff with experts and entrepreneurs from...

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hand Over a Cheque for AED741,000 to SOS Children’s Village International
07 Jun 2016

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Hand Over a Cheque for AED741,000 to SOS Children’s Village International

On behalf of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), His Excellency Tayeb Abdul Rahman Al-Rais, Secretary General, AMAF today handed over a cheque for AED741,000 to the SOS Children’s Village International for the maintenance of buildings of SOS Children’s Village in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.   Honoring the will of AMAF’s dedicated endower Ahmed Baghlaf, the allocation also demonstrated the Foundation’s...

SOS Children’s Villages school one of the winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize
20 Jan 2016

SOS Children’s Villages school one of the winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize

SOS Children’s Villages International is proudto receive the Zayed FutureEnergy Prize, African Global High Schools award given yesterday to SOS HGSheikh Secondary School in Somaliland. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid,Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, SheikhMohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander ofthe Armed Forces, and Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico presented theaward to a student...

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20 Jan 2016

The Alwaleed Philanthropies and UNHCR are preparing to Launch Tweet for Heat Campaign in Support of Syrian Refugees

The Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), today announced the launch of the “Tweet for Heat” Campaign, a joint global initiative designed to galvanize widespread support for the plight of Syrian refugees facing harsh winter weather conditions. With more than 4.6 million refugees spread...

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14 Dec 2015

Renewed partnership between UNHCR and Educate A Child to give 710,000 refugee children access to primary education

Educate A Child (EAC), a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are launching a new three-year partnership that will provide access to education for 710,000 children affected by conflict and forced displacement in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Building on a partnership that has given more than 260,000 vulnerable children access to...

UNHCR launches winter campaign to protect refugees from harsh winter across the Middle East
18 Nov 2015

UNHCR launches winter campaign to protect refugees from harsh winter across the Middle East

(UNHCR) –The UN Refugee Agency launched a regional winter campaign to protect the most vulnerable refugee families in Lebanon and other neighboring countries from a possible repeat of last year’s winter storms. Through its online donation platform – http://leben.unhcr.org  – UNHCR aims to team up with individuals in the region who are able to contribute to its winter programme and make...

UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees
23 Oct 2015

UNHCR flags winter relief operations for refugees

(UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said today it had begun distributing raincoats, blankets and other relief items to tens of thousands of refugees buffeted by the first winter storms that have already struck many parts of Central and South Eastern Europe, along with freezing temperatures.   The packages are to be distributed to the most vulnerable refugees up to February 2016....

UNHCR-Total number of Syrian refugees exceeds four million for first time
09 Jul 2015

UNHCR: Total number of Syrian refugees exceeds four million for first time

The number of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to neighbouring countries has now passed four million, confirming that crisis as the world’s single largest refugee crisis for almost a quarter of a century under UNHCR’s mandate. New arrivals in Turkey and updated data from the Turkish authorities on refugees already in that country have taken the total number of Syrian...