The value of foreign aid provided by the UAE during the period from 2010 to 2021 amounted to about 206 billion and 34 million dirhams (equivalent to 56.14 billion dollars), to continue its commitment to advance global peace and prosperity efforts, in addition to providing development, humanitarian and charitable support in a number of developing countries. , including 50 of the least developed countries.
This came in a report issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, which clarified that the UAE has maintained, over those years, a high percentage of its development aid relative to its gross national income, achieving an advanced rank among the highest donors, as it ranked first among the highest international donors of development aid compared to income. The GNP has quadrupled, and it has also ranked second and fourth for some years during the same period.
The report indicated that the UAE foreign aid falls into three main categories, developmental, humanitarian and charitable, where development aid refers to programs that aim to improve the level of economic or social well-being, while humanitarian aid refers to activities that contribute to saving lives, including emergency response. and relief operations, and charitable aid includes projects of a religious or cultural nature. Development aid constituted about 87.7% of the total foreign aid provided, while the humanitarian and charitable aid categories received 9.9% and 2.4%, and about 59.1% of foreign aid was provided in the form of grants.
• The UAE has maintained a high percentage of its development aid in relation to its gross national income.