The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Supported by the UAE National Media Council

UNHCR hails UAE efforts in supporting the Syrian Refuges

posted on 30/12/2013: 818 views

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, in the United Arab Emirates has hailed the "Our Heart with the People of Syria" Campaign, a humanitarian initiative called for by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to support Syrian refugees who are facing the severe cold weather in Syria's neighbouring countries The campaign resulted in the collection of cash donations amounting to about Dh 120 million in addition to huge quantities of in-kind assistance .

In a statement yesterday, Nasrin Rabiean, Acting Director of the UNHCR office in Abu Dhabi, expressed the Commissioner's thanks and appreciation to the UAE government and people for their quick response to the campaign which reflected a deep understanding of the humanitarian issues.

She also expressed confidence that thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon will benefit from the donations. - Emirates News Agency, WAM


06 October 2015 New agreement with Emirates Red Crescent mandates Yemeni government to manage humanitarian aid
06 October 2015 Khalifa Foundation participates in cycle race, donates symbolic gifts to children with special needs in Belgrade
01 October 2015 Board of Trustees of UAE Water Aid Foundation showcases achievements in providing humanitarian support
01 October 2015 ERC implements development and relief projects in Aden
30 September 2015 Mohamed bin Zayed receives ERC delegation