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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

UAE’s foreign aid soars to Dh7.74 bln

UAE’s foreign aid soars to Dh7.74 bln(Abu Dhabi) – UAE disbursed a total of Dh7.74 billion of foreign aid benefiting 128 countries across the world and committed another 674.9 million in 2011, according to a report released by the Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA). Foreign Aid 2011, the third annual report on the UAE’s humanitarian, development and charitable assistance to other countries, draws data from 34 UAE donor organisations, including the UAE government, foundations, the private sector and NGOs.
During an event held to announce the aid report, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and President of the OCFA, praised the visionary leadership of the President, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and their continuous support to foreign aid programmes.

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