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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Two

  September 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

On their first full day in Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a seaplane from Victoria to Vancouver for several engagements in the city. Their first event was a visit to the Sheway Pregnancy Outreach Program which provides support to pregnant women and new mothers who are or have battled addiction. William and Kate spent time hearing the stories of some of the women Sheway has assisted before sharing tea and … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Noah Donates Communion Money to Charity

  August 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Prince Noah of Luxembourg, the younger son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, has donated the money he received on the occasion of his communion to a refugee shelter in the village of Marienthal. His mother shared the news on her Instagram page, along with two photos from the day the family paid a visit to the shelter to make the donation. “I could not be more proud of my … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah Meets With Italian Prime Minister

  June 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Education Above All foundation met with the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, in the Palazzo Chigi in Rome, Italy earlier today. The meeting was about providing quality education to refugees. Sheikha Mozah was briefed by the Italian Prime Minister the efforts of Italian government on providing to their refuges. They also discussed the crisis in Syria. Sheikha Mozah also discussed Education Above … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah Meets With Refugee Students In Istanbul

  May 23, 2016 at 11:07 am by

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser met with a group of people to talk about Alfakhoora, an Education Above All Program in Istanbul today. Sheikha Mozah also met with a group of Syrian refugees who are already benefiting from the scholarship program. Al Fakhoora is partnering with Dutch NGO SPARK to give Syrian and Palestinian refugee’s scholarships to universities as well as training in different fields and healthcare. Sheikh Mozah wore a … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Visits A Refugee Camp In Greece

  April 25, 2016 at 11:47 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in her capacity as advocate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). During her visit, Queen Rania met with Syrian refuges. Queen Rania said during the visit “This is an exceptional crisis and it requires an exceptional response. It requires a response that is collective and that is value-based, a response … Continue reading

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A First For Both Parties: Queen Noor Speaks at Judson University

  April 19, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Queen Noor of Jordan attended Judson University’s sixth annual World Leaders Forum in Elgin, Illinois, on Monday. King Hussein’s widow is the first leader from the Middle East to speak at Judson’s forum. Her Majesty was the keynote speaker and in her hour-long speech focused on topics including refugees and her work to support humanitarianism. Queen Noor, who is on the board of RefugeesInternational, reminded the auditorium that refugees constitute a third … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Participates in the “Unity in Diversity” Convention

  November 6, 2015 at 8:27 am by

Princess Haya of Jordan, the wife of the UAE’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, participated in the “Unity in Diversity” peace convention in Florence yesterday. She was invited together with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman, to inaugurate the 2015 meeting. The Princess, who is a UN Ambassador of Peace, defended the important role of the mayors in cities and praised the labor … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Attend Hela Sverige Skramlar Concert

  September 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended tonight the Hela Sverige skramlar concert. The Hela Sverige skramlar concert revenues goes to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia arrived holding hands and were seen sitting next to each other during the concert. Upon arrival, the Prince was asked if they had helped the refugee crisis and he responded to “We have contributed”.

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Queen Rania Speaks At The Global Citizen Festival In New York

  September 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania has spoken at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. The event aims to get people aware and more active in helping reduce poverty and inequality around the world. Her Majesty said “We extend the hand of humanity to those who are risking their lives in search of peace, safety, and security”. She added “We call on leaders to honor their obligations towards refugees and to … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Princess Receives “Conversation Bench”

  September 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm by

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Red Cross, the Crown Princess of Norway was today presented with a red ‘conversation bench’ in the Palace Park. The bench is one of 400 which are being placed around the country in public places, to encourage a warmer, closer society. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was joined by Red Cross refugee guide Naghmeh Gorgin, herself a former refugee, for some tea on … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s First Day in Ethiopia

  February 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark touched down in Ethiopia this morning, for a three-day visit focusing on women’s health and rights in humanitarian emergencies. Joined by the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen, she was welcomed by Ethiopian Airlines officials at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The Princess was presented with a cake and champagne during a brief welcoming reception. It was then on to the Tierkidi refugee camp in Gambella, … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Visits The UAE

  October 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Donates To Refugees

  July 11, 2014 at 6:08 am by

The wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, as UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City (IHC) has made a generous donation to support the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ efforts in emergency nutrition and food security for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. Princess Haya donated $500,000 (Dh1.83 million). Princess Haya … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Attends a Refugees International Discussion

  March 19, 2010 at 8:33 am by

HM Queen Noor of Jordan attended on Wednesday at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. a discussion on one of the many realities of war: refugees. During this event hosted by Refugees International and titled “Seven Years of War in Iraq: The Future of Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Wake of the U.S. Military Withdrawal”, the Queen said that the “violence is rife in the squatter camps in … Continue reading

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