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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Partner to Immunize Children
Date:1/26/2011

r hospital with an annual capacity of 7,000 patients;
  • 38 mosques each providing a prayer service for over 300 people;
  • A general public library serving more than 400 students and visitors per day;
  • Accommodation in Zayed City for 200 displaced families; and,
  • 160 wells providing healthy drinking water.

  • Pakistan

    In 2009, nearly two million people were uprooted from their homes in the Swat valley, South Waziristan and other parts of Pakistan's Northwest frontier province as a result of clashes between the Pakistan Army and the Taliban.  Furthermore, 20 million people were displaced as a result of the flooding in the Punjab region in the Northeast of Pakistan.

    The needs of the Pakistani people far exceeded the capacity of the Pakistan government and provoked a major response from the UAE.  In total, Pakistan received commitments of AED 1.60 billion from UAE donors.  In addition, the UAE army sent three UAE Chinooks to deliver aid and run relief missions in remote areas of Pakistan that were devastated by the floods.

    The Government committed grants worth AED 998.5 million to be administered by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, in response to project proposals presented by the Government of Pakistan. Of the assistance that has been allocated, more than half was spent on health programs, and nearly a third going to general humanitarian aid, a sector which includes emergency response, reconstruction and disaster preparedness.

    The Khalifa Foundation made a number of contributions in response to the immediate needs of the displaced, including one major contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) worth more than AED 55.1 million, which was fully spent during the year.

    The government further contributed AED 590.6 million during the year, more than two thirds of which was directed towards health projects.  The UAE Red Crescent Authority a
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