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NRC Provides First Learning Opportunities in Azraq Camp
27 May 2014

NRC Provides First Learning Opportunities in Azraq Camp

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in partnership with UNICEF has began providing the first learning opportunities to vulnerable Syrian refugee children through its Education Programme, launched this week, in the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan. The UNICEF-supported school under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education (MoE) is not set to open until the start of the next school year...

UAE International Award for Poets of Peace Launched in Coordination with WFP
01 May 2014

UAE International Award for Poets of Peace Launched in Coordination with WFP

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...

Mohammed bin Rashid blessed with new girl on national day
29 Apr 2014

Aid Supplies Dispatched for South Sudan Crisis from Dubai

The UN refugee agency today launched a massive airlift from Dubai to South Sudan carrying urgently needed though nine flights full of aid for some 100,000 internally displaced people who have fled conflict. The first UNHCR-chartered Airbus300 aircraft left Dubai this morning carrying 32 metric tons of supplies. Amongst the items being shipped are sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets, water buckets...

Mohammed bin Rashid blessed with new girl on national day
02 Apr 2014

UNHCR Chief thanks the UAE for contribution of USD 5 million to support Syrian refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, expressed gratitude to the United Arab Emirates for allocating USD 5 million to support UNHCR in Jordan. The Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Her Excellency, Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, announced the donation in a press conference held on Tuesday at the Ministry in the presence of representatives from various UN...

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01 Apr 2014

UAE Contributes to WFP Saving Lives in Syria Conflict

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of US$31 million from the Government of the United Arab Emirates towards its emergency humanitarian operations in Syria. The donation was announced in Abu Dhabi by the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development in the presence of the Director of WFP’s UAE office and WFP’s Regional Emergency Coordinator for...

Mohammed bin Rashid blessed with new girl on national day
21 Mar 2014

UNHCR and Philanthropy Age Join Forces for Syrian Refugees

World-acclaimed Libyan artist Ali Omar Ermes recently donated his outstanding painting ‘The Sixth Ode’ to Philanthropy Age Magazine, that last week auctioned the artwork at the Christie’s Middle East sale in Dubai to benefit Syrian refugees. This contribution establishes a multilateral partnership between UNHCR, Philanthropy Age, artist Ali Omar Ermes and Christie’s Dubai. Given the painting was successfully sold during Christie’s...

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein visits UN-supported projects in Liberia and calls for greater efforts to address malnutrition
20 Mar 2014

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein visits UN-supported projects in Liberia and calls for greater efforts to address malnutrition

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, the UN Messenger for Peace, arrived in Liberia today to visit UNICEF and World Food Programme (WFP)-supported projects targeting vulnerable households in Gbojay Town and Suehn Town, Bomi County. While acute malnutrition rates in the country have improved, the rate of stunting, which is caused by chronic malnutrition remains at over 35 percent, among...

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06 Mar 2014

Oman Contributes $1M For Hungry Families in Mauritania and Senegal

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$1 million from the Sultanate of Oman to support food assistance programmes that will benefit people suffering the effects of drought and conflict in West Africa. “We are especially grateful for Oman’s generosity towards the people of the Sahel region whose needs risk being overlooked in the face of...

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04 Feb 2014

WFP Airlifts Bring Aid to Most Vulnerable in Northeast Syria Amid Growing Challenges

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started airlifting on Tuesday enough food to feed close to 30,000 displaced people for a month from Iraq to Qamishli in northeast Syria amid growing problems in reaching people, especially in conflict and besieged areas. It is the second such WFP airlift from Erbil, Iraq, to people who would otherwise be cut off from...

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