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INTERNATIONAL ISSUES - LIBYA AID AND UAE

Abdullah bin Zayed calls for maximising international pressure on Libyan regime

Posted on 17/07/2011

Istanbul - UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan called on Friday for ratcheting up international pressure on Qaddafi's regime to leave power. 'The UAE highlights the role the international parties can play now for effective preparation and coordination to achieve stability and reconstruction in Libya,' Sheikh Abdullah told the fourth meeting of the Libya Contact Group in Istanbul, Turkey. Sheikh Abdullah said that the UAE would soon open a temporary representative ...  >>MORE

UN High Commissioner for Refugees hails UAE relief works at Ras Jdir

Posted on 19/06/2011

Tunis - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has appreciated the UAE humanitarian initiatives under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan towards people in distress. The UN official made his remarks during a tour of Ras Jdir camp set up by the UAE at the Tunisian-Libyan borders to receive refugees and displaced persons. He paid tribute to the government and people of the UAE for extending humanitarian assistance to those affected by events ...  >>MORE

International official hails the UAE's humanitarian role in Libya

Posted on 16/06/2011

Tunisia - Chairperson of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) mission in the Tunisian district of Gerges, Valerie Cambon has lauded the aid being provided by the UAE to the displaced Libyan people. She appreciated the quick response of the UAE leadership to issue the directives to dispatch relief to the displaced people there. Cambon said during her visit to Ras Gadeer Camp set up by the UAE at the Tunisian-Libyan borders to provide shelter to multinational displaced people from ...  >>MORE

UAE Joint Relief Team continues relief work in Libya and Tunisia

Posted on 14/06/2011

Tunisia - The UAE Joint Relief Team is carrying on relief efforts for the Libyan people and needy Tunisian families upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz, Commander of the UAE Joint Relief Team in Tunisia said that the team is providing medical equipment and food materials to support hospitals in Tunisia. He also pointed out that UAE has donated 10 fully equipped ambulances to Tunisia to help the government ...  >>MORE

UAE hosts third meeting of the Libya Contact Group today

Posted on 09/06/2011

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today, is hosting the third meeting of the Libya Contact Group in Abu Dhabi. The Foreign Minister of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will co-chair the meeting along with Franco Frattini, the Foreign Minister of Italy. Over 20 foreign ministers and representatives of regional and international organisations will attend the meeting, including the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Arab League, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, the United ...  >>MORE

UAE is among the vanguard of aid providers to Libyan people

Posted on 09/06/2011

Tunis - The UAE leadership, government and people will spare no efforts to deliver financial and moral support for persons displaced by events in Libya and provide them with shelter and food in implementation of instructions by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz, Commander of the UAE Joint Relief Force in Tunisia, said that more than 100 tonnes of food and medical supplies had crossed into the south western part of Tunisia and the ...  >>MORE

UAE dispatches planeload of medical aid to displaced Libyans

Posted on 22/05/2011

A UAE plane carrying medicines, medical materials and equipment left Friday to Tunisia as part of the aid programme offered to the displaced Libyan citizens in Tunisia. The 38 -ton aid materials were provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation (KHF) and UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA). They will be distribute to the hospitals at the Tunisian-Libyan borders to assist in the treatment of the Libyans who moved to Tunisia. The two organisations have made available hundreds of tons of ...  >>MORE

UAE continues relief operations to help Libyan refugees in Tunisia

Posted on 15/05/2011

The UAE relief team continued its operations to help Libyan refugees who had fled the war in Libya. The relief activities in cooperation with the Youth Association of Tunisia included distribution of food supplies and medicines as per directives from UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Many Libyan families are living as refugees in homes of Tunisians, who in a show of faith and solidarity offered help to the displaced women and children. Other refugees are living in ...  >>MORE

UAE relief team conducts field visits in Tunisia

Posted on 09/05/2011

Tataouine, Tunisia - The Rescue and Relief Team sent by the UAE to Tunisia continued its field tour in the Tataouine province bordering Libya to oversee the relief operations at the refugee camps set up for the people fleeing the carnage in Libya. The commander of the team Abdul Rahman Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz, accompanied by the volunteers visited the Tataouine Hospital in southern Tunisia, where injured Libyans are receiving treatment, and met with the officials. Abdulaziz stressed the ...  >>MORE

Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation takes medical help to Libyan war victims

Posted on 01/05/2011

Tunis - The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation has sponsored to provide necessary medical help and treatment to a large number of injured victims who have fled the carnage in Libya and sought shelter in Ras Jdir and Dhahabia refugee camps near Tunisian borders. The Foundations volunteers on ground made necessary preparations to transport the wounded Libyans and other patients who are suffering from chronic diseases to various hospitals in Tunisia. Many patients have already ...  >>MORE

Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation delivers medical aid to Dehiba hospital on Libyan borders

Posted on 25/04/2011

The UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation (KBZF) on Sunday delivered the latest medical equipment to the hospital of the Tunisian city of Dehiba on the Libyan borders. KBZF also delivered two tonnes of medicines for the hospital which serve a population of more than 70000 inhabitants, residents of neighbouring towns and Libyan displaced families, according to Nayef Al Khaja of KBZF. Hosni Al Muzhir, a doctor at Dehiba hospital, said the most recent UAE's medical aid package aid was extremely ...  >>MORE

UAE relief materials arrive in Benghazi

Posted on 18/04/2011

A UAE convoy, carrying 735 tons of foodstuff, medicines, medical equipment and 6 ambulances, arrived in Benghazi yesterday as part of the aid consignment ordered dispatched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the people of brotherly Libya. Head of the relief team Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz said the UAE had, so far, provided over 3,000 tons of relief materials to Libya, including 30 ambulances. The team's deputy head Saleh bin Ashour said the carefully selected materials ...  >>MORE

New relief convoys sent to Libya

Posted on 17/04/2011

Salloum - In line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a new convoy carrying humanitarian supplies was flagged off to help the Libyan people affected by the warfare. This included over 735 tons of food, medicines and medical equipments in addition to six ambulance cars. As he supervised the passage of the convoy across Salloum crossing, Chairman of the UAE Relief team Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz, told WAM that humanitarian efforts are a usual practice of ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Est. to launch third phase of Libya relief campaign

Posted on 14/04/2011

Completing the first and second phases of its relief campaign in Libya successfully, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment announced yesterday it would launch the third phase after ten days. Ibrahim Bumelha, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Establishment, told reporters yesterday after arriving from a humanitarian mission at the Egyptian-Libyan borders that the first and second phases of the relief programme had cost AED 10 million. 'About ...  >>MORE

UAE relief team set a camp at the Libyan-Tunisian borders

Posted on 12/04/2011

Tunisia - The UAE relief team has began setting up of a camp to assist the Libyan people at Al Dhabiya district at the Libyan-Tunisian borders. It also dispatched 17 trucks laden with various food items, medicines and blankets. Khalfan Saeed Al Qareeni, deputy head of the UAE relief team, said that the setting up of the camp in cooperation with the Tunisian Red Crescent Society, was to shelter over 100 Libyan families, indicating that the UAE relief team was working on many fronts to assist ...  >>MORE

UAE relief team continues operations at Libyan-Tunisian borders

Posted on 03/04/2011

As the transit camps for thousands of migrant workers who have fled the fighting in Libya continued to expand, the UAE relief team continued its humanitarian operations on ground. The relief operations, in implementation of the directives of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the relief workers kept themselves busy providing food aid, medical supplies and shelter to the refugees and helping them to get repatriated to their home countries. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim ...  >>MORE

UAE outlines humanitarian efforts towards refugees affected by Libyan events

Posted on 27/03/2011

Cairo - The UAE took part on Thursday in the conference for humanitarian response in Libya, Yemen and neighbouring countries. Held under the patronage of the League of Arab States by the UK-based Humanitarian Forum, the conference's agenda centred on the Libyan crisis, new developments and how international and regional organisations and governments can help the people in need. Salim Abdul Rahman Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Human Appeal International (HAI), said the important meeting ...  >>MORE

UAE's role in Libya is confined to humanitarian aid only

Posted on 22/03/2011

The UAE announced yesterday that its role in Libya is strictly confined to delivery of humanitarian assistance in consistence of the policy laid down by the UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for assisting brotherly and friendly countries at times of crises and disasters. The President has instructed the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation to deliver emergency humanitarian assistance to the Libya people affected by the current ...  >>MORE

UAE takes part in Libya Summit in Paris

Posted on 20/03/2011

Paris - The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan and Morocco took part in the emergency international summit in Paris on Saturday to back the Libyan people. French President Nicolas Sarkozy extended the invitation to world leaders as nations prepare to participate in the no-fly zone on Libya and a coordinated military intervention in Libya. The United Arab Emirates will be represented to the summit by Minister of Foreign Affairs H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. Qatar, Iraq, ...  >>MORE

UAE sends 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Libya

Posted on 20/03/2011

Ras Gadir, Tunisia - An aircraft carrying 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid from the UAE has arrived in Garba Airport, Tunisia. The planeload which consists of medicines, medical material, food stuff and tents, is part of the airlift between the UAE and Tunisia to improve the humanitarian conditions of people who were displaced by the violence in Libya to the Libyan-Tunisian borders, according to the UAE Relief Team leader Abdul Rehman Abdulaziz. "The UAE humanitarian operation on the ...  >>MORE

Emirati Youth continue the relief efforts at the Libyan-Tunisian borders

Posted on 16/03/2011

Ras Gadeer - Emirati Youth working with the UAE relief team have been exerting efforts to provide relief aid to the stranded multinational displaced people at the Libyan-Tunisian borders at Ras Gadeer district. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz, head of the UAE relief team said despite bad weather conditions there, Emirati youth have been expanding the camp to receive more fresh displaced people to give them shelter or help them conduct medical check-ups. He added that the camp works ...  >>MORE

UAE relief camp at Ras Gadeer receives hundreds of refugees fleeing from the events in Libya

Posted on 15/03/2011

Ras Gadeer - In implementation of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's directives, the UAE relief team at Ras Gadeer at the Libyan-Tunisian borders continues to provide food aid, medical supplies and shelter to the refugees fleeing from the events in Libya, pending their repatriation to their home countries. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Abdul Aziz, head of the UAE relief team, said the relief convoys were continuing to arrive at the Ras Gadeer camp to assist thousands of the ...  >>MORE

UAE delivers medical equipment to hospital close to Libyan-Tunisian borders

Posted on 14/03/2011

Tunis - The UAE on Sunday delivered more medical equipment to the local hospital of Tunisian Ben Gardan town on the borders with Libya. The equipment which are a grant from The Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation will enable the hospital to use an intensive care unit for the first time to accommodate 6 critical patients. The ceremony held at the hospital to mark the delivery was attended by the UAE ambassador to Tunisia Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Suwaidi and Tunisian ...  >>MORE

UAE-Turkish joint operation, two humanitarian assistance ships leave for Libya

Posted on 14/03/2011

Mersin - Two cargo ships have set sail from the Turkish port of Mersin for Benghazi in the framework of UAE-Turkish joint humanitarian assistance operation for Libya. Under the joint relief operation, approximately 4 million US Dollars' worth of humanitarian assistance, including: 32 tons of medicine and medical equipment; 388 tons of basic foodstuffs; 2000 tents; 20,000 blankets; 72 tons of drinking water; two mobile kitchens as well as a mobile bakery - able to produce 10,000 loaves of bread ...  >>MORE

UAE's charity continues emergency relief operation on Libyan-Egyptian borders

Posted on 13/03/2011

The UAE's Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian '&' Charity Establishment continued the distribution of relief medical and food material to over 35000 refugees stranded on the Libyan-Egyptian borders following bloody clashes in Libya. A delegation led by Advisor Ibrahim Bumalha and Saleh Zaher, Director of the Establishment are on the Libyan-Egyptian borders to supervise the emergency operation which aims to facilitate the repatriation of displaced people as part of international ...  >>MORE

UAE delivers medical assistance to Bengerdan hospital at Tunisian-Libyan borders

Posted on 13/03/2011

Tunis - The Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation has donated medical equipment and supplies, including a surgical sterilisation device, intensive care unit (ICU) beds and an ambulance, to the Bengerdan hospital, 40 kilometres from the Tunisian borders with Libya. The medical assistance were delivered during a field tour by the UAE Ambassador to Tunisia, Abdullah Ibrahim Al Suwaidi, of the hospital, where he met with its Director Salim Isa and Al Munsef Abdul ...  >>MORE

The UAE relief team continues distribution of relief aid at Ras Gadeer camp

Posted on 11/03/2011

Tunis - The UAE relief team has continued distribution of relief aid at Ras Gadeer camp at the Tunisian-Libyan borders. The relief items include different types of food items, blankets and medical supplies. Head of the UAE relief team Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, said that the UAE's relief mission stems from the humanitarian approaches and stances of the UAE leadership to provide relief aid to the needy brothers and friends worldwide. The relief team includes members from Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed ...  >>MORE

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Abdullah bin Zayed calls for maximising international pressure on Libyan regime


UN High Commissioner for Refugees hails UAE relief works at Ras Jdir


International official hails the UAE's humanitarian role in Libya


UAE Joint Relief Team continues relief work in Libya and Tunisia


UAE hosts third meeting of the Libya Contact Group today


UAE is among the vanguard of aid providers to Libyan people


UAE dispatches planeload of medical aid to displaced Libyans


UAE continues relief operations to help Libyan refugees in Tunisia


UAE relief team conducts field visits in Tunisia


Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation takes medical help to Libyan war victims


Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation delivers medical aid to Dehiba hospital on Libyan borders


UAE relief materials arrive in Benghazi


New relief convoys sent to Libya


Mohammed bin Rashid Est. to launch third phase of Libya relief campaign


UAE relief team set a camp at the Libyan-Tunisian borders


UAE relief team continues operations at Libyan-Tunisian borders


UAE outlines humanitarian efforts towards refugees affected by Libyan events


UAE's role in Libya is confined to humanitarian aid only


UAE takes part in Libya Summit in Paris


UAE sends 40 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Libya


Emirati Youth continue the relief efforts at the Libyan-Tunisian borders


UAE relief camp at Ras Gadeer receives hundreds of refugees fleeing from the events in Libya


UAE delivers medical equipment to hospital close to Libyan-Tunisian borders


UAE-Turkish joint operation, two humanitarian assistance ships leave for Libya


UAE's charity continues emergency relief operation on Libyan-Egyptian borders


UAE delivers medical assistance to Bengerdan hospital at Tunisian-Libyan borders


The UAE relief team continues distribution of relief aid at Ras Gadeer camp