The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation launched a five-year strategy for the country’s foreign aid. Under the strategy, covering 2017-2021, the UAE will focus on three key pillars - women’s empowerment and protection, transport and urban infrastructure and technical co-operation. The main goal of foreign aid offered by the UAE is to reduce poverty and improve quality of life in underprivileged communities, promote relations between the UAE and other states, including the recipient countries and other donor states and encourage creation of economic relations with developing countries based on mutual interests.
Humanitarian aid accounts for a significant part of the UAE's total foreign aid where the country responds to major crises through its charities and humanitarian agencies, as well as international organisations.
The UAE seeks to establish a new approach based on providing assistance through developmental projects that benefit the beneficiary countries. The UAE’s wise leadership decided on a clear approach which does not link humanitarian aid with the policies of the beneficiary countries.
To read more about humanitarian aids, please visit the ‘Charity and humanitarian work’ section.
Updated on 16 Jan 2020