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DUBAI / GAZA AIRLIFT

As the number of killed and injured civilians rises in the Gaza Strip, aid agencies are coordinating an emergency response and are airlifting relief supplies from Dubai, United Arab Emirates into Jordan, from where  the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is transporting and distributing to the thousands of vulnerable displaced families in Gaza.  IHC/UNRWA

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UAE / SOLAR PANELS BAN

On the sidelines of the "Ascent" Climate Change Conference in Abu Dhabi, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited SHAMS 1, one of the largest solar power plants in the world, with capacity of 100 megawatts, enough to power 20 000 homes.  AFP POOL

5 May 2014 | Read More »

UAE / ASCENT CLIMATE CHANGE

From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the richest, climate change impacts are already widespread, costly and consequential, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Abu Dhabi to stakeholders gathered  there to consider concrete actions to tackle the phenomenon now – before it is too late. UNTV

4 May 2014 | Read More »

IMF/ MIDDLE EAST

The near-term economic outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region has weakened, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for the region, which projects growth to decline to 2¼ percent this year and to pick up in 2014 as global conditions improve and oil production recovers. IMF

12 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA REFUGEES

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said today (12 October) that refugees who are spread across Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq will require tents specially adopted for the winter months, warm clothing, high thermal blankets, hot water bottles, fuel for heating in addition to the regular supplies of food and water. CH UNTV

12 Oct 2012 | Read More »

DUBAI / UNHCR AID

At the International Humanitarian City, a global humanitarian hub established by the government of Dubai, lightweight tents, plastic sheeting, blankets and sleeping mats are loaded onto planes destined for Uzbekistan. UNHCR says the Kyrgyz Interim Government estimates some 300,000 people are now estimated to be internally displaced in Kyrgyzstan and at least 40,000 are in [...]

17 Jun 2010 | Read More »

 

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