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Dubai Chamber donates Dh10 million to WHO’s initiative to fight COVID-19

by | EDITOR’S CHOICE, News

Apr. 04, 20 | 7:25 am

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday announced its support for the Solidarity Fund Against COVID-19 with a donation of Dh10 million.

This contribution will be followed by a series of initiatives aimed at encouraging the private sector to contribute to the success of this cause, according to WAM.

The UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation launched the COVID-19 Solidarity response initiative three weeks ago in order for individuals and organizations to contribute directly to WHO’s global efforts to tackle the pandemic.

Hamad Buamim, Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “The Dubai Chamber is working to encourage contributions from the private sector as part of supporting efforts to defuse the negative impact of the coronavirus crisis. We are keen to make sure the Fund is successful in achieving its goals, especially through measures to assist the local business sector in easing challenges caused by the situation.”

Earlier, Ghebreyesus also thanked UAE and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan for facilitating WHO mission in airlifting of medical supplies and equipment to Iran. The UAE Air Force deployed an aircraft that carried 7.5 tonnes of cargo from Dubai to Iran.

WHO’s logistics hub is based in Dubai.


The World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office reported that 53 countries have received supplies from WHO logistics hub based in Dubai.

“The Dubai hub has processed more than 100 shipments from Jan-Mar 2020, compared to a total of 92 shipments in the year 2019, the WHO EMRO tweeted last March 25.


Ghebreyesus also announced that the WHO is partnering with UNICEF which he acknowledged has an “extensive experience both in fundraising and in implementing programs.”

A part of the USD 127 million raised will go to UNICEF to address the vulnerable children and communities who will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund also aims to help accelerate research and development of treatments and preventive vaccines.

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