UAE, UK review cooperation on humanitarian issues

UAE, UK review cooperation on humanitarian issues
2013-05-02 00:07:47

LONDON 1st May 2013 (WAM): UAE and British Ministers met here today to review opportunities for strengthening co-operation in international development efforts and in humanitarian relief.

The UAE Minister for International Co-operation and Development, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qassimi, who is a member of the UAE delegation accompanying President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his two-day state visit to the United Kingdom, held talks with her British counterpart, Justine Greening, Secretary of State for international Development.

Among topics discussed were the success of existing joint programmes and priorities for the future, including initiatives taken by both sides to help people fleeing the current conflict in Syria.

The UAE has set up and is jointly running the Jordan-Emirates Camp for Syrian refugees, near Zarqa in Jordan. The camp currently accommodates around 1,800 refugees but is expected to see those numbers soar to 25,000 in coming months, many being children who are currently deprived of access to schooling.