UAE pledges $ 200,000 to UNHCR’s 2013 budget

UAE pledges $ 200,000 to UNHCR’s 2013 budget
2012-12-12 20:53:14

WAM Geneva, 12 Dec. 2012 (WAM) — The UAE will pledge US$ 200,000 to the UN refugees agency’s 2013 budget, Obaid Salem Al Za’abi, UAE Permanent Representative to United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, announced today.

Al Za’abi announced the UAE’s commitment while addressing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) contributions conference, which the UN holds every year to received voluntary contributions from governments, inter-governmental institutions, individuals, foundations and corporations to direct funds where they are most needed to provide protection, shelter, water, health, education and other essentials to the millions of people of concern to UNHCR, including refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people around the world.

The 2013 global appeal targets 36 million people in 126 countries.

The UAE representative said the UAE, as an active partner, was committed to continue partnership with the UNHCR by providing support for its humanitarian and noble operations.

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