UAE calls on the international community to help Yemen

international community to help Yemen

Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of UAE to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, delivered the UAE’s address to the Human Rights Council as part of the public debate on humanrights, technical assistance and capacity building in Yemen.

The UAE reiterated its support for the efforts of the UN Secretary General and his Special Envoy for Yemen to convince the parties to the Yemeni conflict to implement immediately and fully all relevant Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution 2216/2015 /, withoutpreconditions or restrictions.

This came in a speech delivered by HE Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of the State to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva to the forty-second session of the Human Rights Council in the framework of the generaldebate on human rights and the provision of technical assistance and capacity-building in Yemen.

Regarding the humanitarian situation in Yemen, Ambassador Zaabi called on the international community to facilitate the unimpededdelivery of humanitarian assistance throughoutYemen, in accordance with the principles of international humanitarianlaw.

His Excellency also urged all donor countries and organizations to fulfill their commitment to provide financial support for the UN Humanitarian Response Plan in Yemen for 2019, pointing out the support provided by the UAE of US $ 5.91 billion to cover basic humanitarian needs during the period from 2015 to 21 September. / 2019.

Al-Zaabi called for mobilizing the necessary resources to face the economic and social challenges facing Yemen, in coordination with the international donor community and in accordance with the priorities set by the Yemeni authorities.

He also called on the Office of the High Commissioner for HumanRights to continue to provide technical support and assistance to the Government of Yemen and technical support to the National Commission of Inquiry to ensure the continued implementation of its mandate in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 30 of 22 August 2019.

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UAE fights terrorism in Yemen

UAE fights

A British researcher praised the efforts of the Transitional Council in combating terrorism in Yemen with the support of the UAE, pointing out that al-Qaeda has benefited from the corruption of the regime in marketing itself in the country.

“There is a relationship between the government and terrorism, and there are beneficiaries of the continuation of war and terrorism,” Elizabeth Kandle, a researcher at Oxford University, said in a seminar on terrorism at UN headquarters in Geneva.

Kandel spoke of her experience in Hadramout, which she visited during al-Qaeda’s control of the coast of Hadramaut in southern Yemen, and how “terrorist organizations have exploited the corruption of the country’s governance system to market itself and control it by providing services to people in those areas.”

She also praised the efforts of the Transitional Council and the Southern Resistance in the fight against terrorism, supported by the United Arab Emirates, but warned of the danger of terrorist organizations using children and women.

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United Nations: UAE is largest aid donar in yemen

: UAE is largest aid donar in yemen

The UAE ranked first globally as the largest aid donor to the people of Yemen in 2019.

This is according to the report of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the countries that are funding the humanitarian response plan for Yemen from the beginning of 2019 until 23 September 2019.

The value of UAE assistance to the Yemeni people between 2015 and September 23, 2019 amounted to AED 21.70 billion (US $ 5.91 billion).
Humanitarian aid accounted for 37% of the total value of UAE aid, ie AED 7.93 billion (US $ 2.16 billion).

Development assistance, rehabilitation and stabilization support projects accounted for 63% of the UAE’s aid, or AED 13.70 billion (US $ 3.73 billion).
Assistance provided included 15 key sectors such as transport and storage, power generation and supply, social services, health, government and civil society support, among others.

The UAE assistance included all aspects of life in Yemen with the aim of contributing to stability and development in Yemeni governorates and regions.

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UAE supplied Taiz hospitals with 12 tons of nutritional supplements

12 tons of nutritional supplements

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has distributed 12 tons of nutritional supplements to the hospitals of the Yemeni province of Taiz.

The UAE support donations was handed over to the public health office in the province of Taiz where is it used for The treatment of cases of severe malnutrition among mothers and children who come to the province’s hospitals to receive health care.

Dr. Ali Saeed, deputy director of the health office at the Directorate of Muzaffar, said that these supplements will contribute to raising the performance of medical services in hospitals for mothers and sick children suffering from health problems, including malnutrition.

He continued that in this regard, a convoy loaded with these supplements was directed to hospitals in Taiz in general and Al-WafaCenter for Motherhood and Childhood in particular, which receives hundreds of cases of malnutrition.

The patients appreciated the support provided by the United Arab Emirates to alleviate their suffering and contribute to stabilizing the health conditions of the population of the province in general.

The UAE, through its humanitarian arm, the Red Crescent, has provided diverse support to citizens in a number of Yemeni governorates since the beginning of the war.

UAE saves Hadramout electricity

An Emirati cargo ship carrying 12,000 metric tons of diesel for Hadhramaut power stations has arrived in the southern Yemeni port of Mukalla, which has almost stopped working.

Hameed Al Shamsi, representative of the UAE Red Crescent in Hadramout, said that this ship is the first to arrive in Mukalla port and that the rest of the ships will continue according to the agreed schedule.

Major General Faraj Salmeen Al Bahsani, Governor of Hadhramaut Governor, welcomed the UAE rescue support to the power stations in Hadramaut.He said that the power stations were about to stop working without the UAE’s rapid response as the first ships loaded with oil derivatives arrived at Mukalla port.

For his part, Abdullah Hamran, Director General of the Public Authority for Electricity of Sahel Hadramout, said that the grant from the UAE would solve the problem of power outages, , expressing thanks and appreciation to the UAE and its humanitarian arm Red Crescent Authority for their constant support to Hadramout.

UAE fighting Cholera in Yemen

Cholera in Yemen

Since the Yemeni health ministry announced in April an emergency to deal with a cholera outbreak the UAE response was very quick through its arm the UAE red crescent , despite the huge effort and the investment in treatments and awareness campaign done by the UAE in different regions in Yemen, the disease has taken hundreds of lives and injured hundreds of thousands in the country.

The Republic of Yemen suffers from bad conditions in various fields where citizens live in very bad economic conditions in addition to exposure to rampant diseases, most notably cholera.

The disease has been combated with local awareness campaigns mainly conducted by the UAE red crescent as well as water sterilization with chlorine, which has significantly reduced the number of infections recently.

The UAE initiative for children of Yemen

The UAE initiative for children of Yemen

The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood in the UAE continues its humanitarian initiative by inviting UAE children to collect toys and stationery (all stationery) for kids in Yemen, explaining that it has achieved great success so far

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, president of the General Women’s Union and head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, said Al Reem Abdulla Al Falasi, Secretary General of the Council, has the greatest credit for the success of this initiative of buying toys and stationery for the children of Yemen.

She expressed her thanks and appreciation to the supporters of the UAE Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and its humanitarian initiatives, especially the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the commercial centers that cooperate to make the initiative a success, pointing out that the funds continue in front of the supermarkets to receive donations from children in preparation for collecting and sending them to the children of Yemen.

Al-Falasi said: “What we saw from the great joy that prevailed in the children of Yemen when we distributed the first batch of toys and stationery to them encourages us to continue this initiative; to collect as many of them as possible.”

She called on the children of the UAE, their parents, supporters, foundations and companies to support this pioneering humanitarian initiative, “to keep our country under its wise leadership and sponsor and support for humanitarian action locally and abroad,” she said.

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UAE Red Crescent distribute food aid in Hadramout


The UAE Red Crescent Authority is continuing its campaign to distribute food assistance to poor and low-income families in the district of Al-Raida and Qusayar in the governorate of Hadhramaut, to alleviate the impact of the economic crisis coinciding with the year of tolerance in 2019.

In this regard, the Commission distributed 500 food baskets at a rate of (40 tons and 400 kilos) targeting (2500) members of poor and needy families in the Directorate of Al-Raida and Qusayar in Hadramout.

This assistance comes in conjunction with the “Year of Tolerance” to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni families within the framework of the humanitarian approach being undertaken by the United Arab Emirates, in light of the worsening humanitarian conditions that afflict the population of these areas in the province of Hadramout.

For their part, the beneficiaries expressed their thanks and appreciation to the UAE leadership and people for this great help and humanitarian gesture that will contribute to alleviate the suffering of many families in the midst of these difficult living conditions due to the deteriorating economic conditions and the lack of job opportunities for a large number people in  the province

It is worth mentioning that the number of food baskets, which have been distributed since the beginning of the year of tolerance, reached 24629 food baskets with a rate of 1,990 tons and 023.2 kilograms, targeting 123,145 members of needy and affected families in Hadramout governorate.

UAE red crescent keeps on saving lives on Hodeidah


The UAE Red Crescent mobile clinics  continuefor the second day in a row their free emergency services to save the lives of dozens of families in remote areas endemic in Hodeidah province on the west coast of Yemen.

The head of the medical team in charge of field descent, Dr. Ali Al-Mouri, said that the Red Crescent reached the villages hosting displaced people southwest of Al-Tahita district yesterday after receiving a distress from families after Five children were killed and 80 injured, mostly children from displaced families and villagers.

The two clinics arrived in the targeted villages and provided free medical care for more than 80 cases of children, women and elderly men with acute watery diarrhea.

They also provided nutritional supplements for malnourished children.

Al-Ghuwairik, along with its 130 families, hosts more than 150 families displaced from the mountainous area, which is still subjected to daily mortar shelling by Houthi militia.

UAE reopens Aden Mukalla road in Yemen


The UAE  reopened the road between the cities of Aden and Mukalla after it was closed to travelers because of the encroachment of sand dunes and damaged by floods and rains for a long time.

The UAE Red Crescent has embarked on a massive campaign to lift the creeping sand on the asphalt line in the Araqa area in the coastal district of Radhoum, east of Shabwa province, and to re-open the road for the movement of passengers on the international coastline, according to the site “Aden Time” on Saturday.

Local authorities in Radhoum said equipment, with support from the UAE, had reached a number of locations on the coastline to remove sand dunes that blocked the road and caused traffic accidents for passengers, truck drivers and vehicles.

The passengers expressed their thanks and appreciation to the UAE for its efforts to alleviate the suffering of the people in various aspects, including the opening of the road to them after long suffering, and their happiness to open the road completely, without obstacles.