In 2013, 2014, and 2016, the UAE was the world’s biggest international donor, as measured by official development assistance as a percentage of GNI, disbursing billions of dollars each year. In 2015, it had the fourth highest aid per capita in the world.
Myanmar soldiers and “Dubai Cares” personnel off-load aid from Dubai at Yangon International Airport for victims of Cyclone Nargis early on May 12, 2008. (AFP)
A handout image released by WAM on March 30, 2016 shows boxes of humanitarian aid stacked at a warehouse near the Emirates Red Crescent headquarters in Abu Dhabi, ahead of being transported residents in the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi. (AFP)