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UAE to Host International Humanitarian Summit at Expo 2020

UAE to Host International Humanitarian Summit at Expo 2020

The International Humanitarian Summit will take place on the 30th of March, 2022 and will address major humanitarian issues such as racism, gender inequality, intolerance, and persecution, at the Expo 2020 Dubai. Dubai (19/08/21) – The International Humanitarian Summit, was launched on the World Humanitarian Day, 19th of August 2021, to be held on the

Statement by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon Fuel crisis jeopardizes health and water systems in Lebanon Reliable fuel and electricity supply urgently needed to avoid catastrophe

Beirut, 17 August 2021 – Fuel shortages threaten the provision of essential health and water services across Lebanon, putting thousands of families in Lebanon at risk of a humanitarian catastrophe. “I am deeply concerned about the impact of the fuel crisis on access to health care and water supply for millions of people in Lebanon,”

UN and NGOs launch $378.5M Emergency Response Plan to support the most vulnerable people in Lebanon

Beirut, 6 August 2021 – The United Nations and NGO partners have published the 2021-2022 Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for Lebanon to provide life-saving humanitarian support to 1.1 million of the most vulnerable Lebanese and migrants affected by the ongoing crisis. The Plan, costed at US$378.5 million, complements UNRWA programmes and the Lebanon Crisis Response

One year after the Beirut explosions, children’s needs remain acute, with 98% of families still in need

BEIRUT, 3 August 2021 – One year after the devastating explosions in Beirut, a UNICEF survey shows the needs of affected children and families remain acute, magnified by a collapsing economy, political instability and the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid assessment highlights the severity of the trauma children suffered and the dire needs families have experienced.

Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Press Conference on the One Year on the Beirut Blast 3 August 2021 Beirut

We are here today to mark a very somber moment in Lebanon’s history. It’s been one year since the devastating blast in the Beirut port, one of the largest in recent history with unprecedented impact on families and the country as a whole. I would like to share with you a personal experience: I lived

USAID Partners with Municipalities to Improve Solid Waste Management

The Diverting Waste by Encouraging Reuse and Recycling (DAWERR) $15 million activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by ECODIT, concluded Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with seven municipalities to improve solid waste management (SWM) through a set of pilot interventions. The MOU signatories included the mayors of the municipalities

The UN hosts a virtual dialogue to inform ground-breaking UN Summit on the Future of Food in Lebanon

The dialogue was held under the patronage of Deputy Special Coordinator, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi and Lebanese MP Ms. Inaya Ezzeddine, with the active participation of several UN agencies, funds, programmes and regional commissions operating in Lebanon, including the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the

Bayer Middle East supports German Red Cross on a COVID-19 humanitarian aid initiative in Lebanon

• Bayer Middle East will support a German Red Cross initiative funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany to provide humanitarian assistance for vulnerable families through health services in Lebanon in the context of COVID-19 with a donation of EUR 25,000 • The initiative targets around 850,000 people encompassing some of the most vulnerable

Can Business Work for Both People and The Planet? They Must Hiro Mizuno UN Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments

It has been more than six years since the governments of the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and almost five years to the day since they signed on to the Paris Climate Agreement. Big corporations said they would align their business practices towards sustainability. How have they done? There has been a lot