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UN's humanitarian funding gap in focus

The UAE hosted a high-level United Nations delegation headed by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the launch of a special report on humanitarian aid activities around the world.   Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Mak

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Dubai businessman honoured for philanthropic work

Ghassan Aboud, chairman and owner of Dubai-based Ghassan Aboud Group, has received the Global Gift Foundation’s Philanthropreneur Award in recognition of his humanitarian work. Aboud funds Orient for Human Relief, a non-profit hum

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UAE aid worldwide tops $47bn in 44 years

The value of developmental, humanitarian, and charity aid extended by the UAE from 1971 to 2014 stands at Dh174 billion ($47.36 billion), covering 21 sectors in 178 countries worldwide, according to a new report. These statistics

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Bahraini team attends talks on humanitarian summit

A Bahraini delegation took part in a consultative meeting of a key humanitarian summit to be held in Turkey next year. Royal Charity Organisation secretary-general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed led a team to attend talks on the World Humanitarian Summit

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UN to set up inspection regime to ease goods into Yemen

The United Nations has announced that it will set up an inspection regime to increase the flow of goods into Yemen, where the humanitarian situation has been deteriorating due to a Saudi-led coalition's military campaign against Houthi reb

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Saudi-led coalition announces 5-day Yemen ceasefire

Saudi-led coalition forces announced on Saturday a five-day humanitarian ceasefire would take effect in Yemen starting Sunday (July 26) evening at the request of exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. A Saudi-led Arab coalition

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Tawazun honoured for humanitarian work

Tawazun , an established industrial investor, was recognised by Watani Al Emarat for its humanitarian work in the category of ‘Basmat Elm’ or ‘Education footprint’ for this year. The prize was launched to m

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UN alerts groups to prepare to deliver relief to Yemen

The United Nations has alerted aid groups to be prepared for a possible humanitarian pause in fighting in Yemen, starting as early as Friday (July 3), that would allow them to deliver assistance to some of the 21 million people in need.

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Nations pledge $3.8bn for Syria humanitarian crisis

Countries have pledged $3.8 billion to help with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said at a summit in the Kuwaiti capital on Tuesday. The United Nations is seeking to fund aid efforts

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Humanitarians ‘more globally admired than top world leaders’

Humanitarians are more globally admired than top world leaders like Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II, according to a new global YouGov poll. The global study by YouGov revealed that Bill Gates, who made his name as a co-founder

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