4 October 2023

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New Digital Response Platform Launched UAE to Enhance Humanitarian Aid

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New Digital Response Platform Launched  UAE to Enhance Humanitarian Aid

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has unveiled plans to launch a groundbreaking digital response platform aimed at facilitating effective communication of humanitarian needs in disaster-affected countries. The platform will enable countries to swiftly convey their aid requirements and locations, enabling partners to streamline and expedite the delivery of assistance.

This initiative, announced during a United Nations Security Council open debate on advancing public-private humanitarian partnership, reflects the UAE’s commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology to improve crisis response capabilities. The digital platform will incorporate artificial intelligence, machine learning, and geospatial tools to ensure efficient aid allocation. Furthermore, the secure hosting of the platform will guarantee the integrity and privacy of data.

Addressing the need for a more agile and responsive humanitarian system, Her Excellency Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, emphasized the urgency of adopting innovative approaches. The UAE has been actively developing this digital tool in collaboration with governments, the private sector, and humanitarian organizations. By harnessing international support after natural disasters, this platform aims to revolutionize crisis response capabilities.

The UN Security Council meeting, presided over His Excellency Igli Hasani, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania, highlighted the significant role played Albania in championing this cause as the Council’s presidency for September. The UAE, recognized as a major global humanitarian donor, has continuously demonstrated its commitment to addressing global challenges.

With the presence of the world’s largest humanitarian logistics hub, the International Humanitarian City, located in Dubai, the UAE is home to 62 humanitarian organizations and 17 private sector companies. These organizations, including major UN agencies, work in conjunction with the UAE’s renowned aviation and logistics industries, such as Etihad, Emirates, and DP World, to ensure efficient aid distribution. The UAE’s private sector has played a pivotal role in contributing over USD 250 million to humanitarian efforts globally in the past five years.

The launch of the new digital response platform underscores the UAE’s dedication to enhancing the global humanitarian response system, fostering collaboration among stakeholders, and ultimately improving outcomes for those in need.

– Artificial Intelligence (AI): Utilizing computer systems and algorithms to simulate human intelligence, enabling machines to analyze data, make decisions, and perform tasks.
– Machine Learning: A subset of AI that enables machines to learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.
– Geospatial Tools: Technologies that collect, analyze, and manipulate data relating to geographic locations, allowing for better spatial understanding.

– The United Arab Emirates
– United Nations Security Council