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Hamdan receives UNHCR's Aleinikoff

posted on 29/11/2010: 691 views



H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of the Ruler to the Western Region and Chairman of the Red Crescent Authority (TCA) received Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees T. Alexander Aleinikoff.

The meeting discussed cooperation between the UAE and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and ways to further joint action on humanitarian matters.

Sheikh Hamdan stressed that the UAE is among the world's major supporters of refugees worldwide, thanks to the wise directives by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and H.H General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

He further urged for the consolidation of regional and international humanitarian efforts to improve the conditions of refugees. He cited efforts by the UAE's Sheikha Fatima Fund for Refugee Women and Children.

For his part, Aleinikoff commended the UAE's humanitarian initiatives and generous support to refugees which advanced its global stature. He noted the generous donations by the UAE leadership to flood-ravaged Pakistan.

UNHCR, he added, is closely following up RCA's work towards supporting refugees.

Present at the meeting were Sheikh Sultan Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abdullah Muhair Al Ketbi, Undersecretary of the Court of the Ruler's Representative to the Western Region and senior officials. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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