Promoting tolerance, alleviating poverty and providing hope to those who need it most are at the core of the UAE’s continuing recent humanitarian efforts on a global scale.
In a bid to provide support for Yemeni citizens affected by the ongoing conflict, the UAE recently pledged AED 1.8 billion to the UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen, as well as AED 257 million to help rebuild seaports and airports that have been destroyed in the fighting.
To provide on-ground support for citizens, Emirates Red Crescent has dispatched 35,000 tonnes of food by sea to the city of Hodeidah in the war-torn country, as well as seven planes and 100 trucks to deliver a total of 380,000 food parcels.
Meanwhile in Ethiopia, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has signed a landmark agreement to provide AED 11 billion worth of economic aid to support the country’s sustainable development.
Established with a goal of providing financial assistance to developing countries, the funding will provide a boost for the Ethiopian economy and help advance its fledgling market.
In Bangladesh, as the number of displaced Rohingya people continues to grow, the Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign provided emotional support
in refugee camps over the Eid weekend. Volunteers gave out gifts and games to children and conducted recreational, health and educational activities.
Earlier this year, the UAE was named the world’s largest donor of humanitarian aid for the fifth year in a row, in proportion to its gross national product.