The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is set to open a branch in the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to coordinate humanitarian aid from the country and its neighboring Gulf States.
The office will be operating starting Jan. 1, 2010, and is expected to speed the region’s response to international and local crisis situations, according to The National. It will work with the six member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, namely UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
This is OCHA’s second office in UAE but the first in Abu Dhabi.
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