Khalifa Foundation distributes food aid among poor people in Afghanistan. File / WAM
Such humanitarian projects have supported victims of crises, conflicts and wars and contributed to improving their lives, Mohammed Haji Al Khouri, Director-General of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, said in a statement.
World Humanitarian Day is celebrated across the world on Aug.19 every year to laud relief work and those who risk their lives to serve the humanity.
The UAE has offered aid through charity and humanitarian foundations in the country, and has topped a list of donor countries contributing to the United Nation's Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, YHRP 2019, according to the report of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UNOCHA.
Al Khouri pointed out that supporting Arab populations is a priority in the UAE policy. "It is based on human and ethical foundations promoted by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The UAE is very keen to support Arab peoples and reduce their suffering," he noted.
The official highlighted that the UAE has become a key centre for the launch of relief and development initiatives, thanks to the innovative initiatives of humanitarian and charity foundations operating in the country.
Al Khouri stressed the keenness of the UAE to strengthen its humanitarian efforts around the world and move forward in the direction set by the wise leadership to support human dignity. He added that the country is constantly strengthening its efforts towards eliminating illiteracy, poverty and famine, and reducing the suffering of people in underdeveloped countries.
The Director-General stressed the need to reinforce cooperation between humanitarian organisations and agencies and praised the efforts of volunteers and workers in the field.
The agreement to establish an office for the Committee in the UAE will contribute to achieving the desired goals in terms of relief work, reaching the needy and using modern technologies in this field.
Five thousand people across the western neighborhouds of Mukalla received the aid, as part of the UAE’s efforts to improve living conditions in Yemen.
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This came during a press conference held at the IACAD's headquarters in the presence of Dr. Hamad Bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of IACAD, Mohammed Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of the Mosques Affairs, Dr. Omar Mohammed Al Khatib, Executive Director of the Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Khalfan Al Mansouri, Advisor for Cultural Communication, and Mohammed Musabah Dahi, Executive Director of the Charitable Work, along with directors of departments.