Message from the Chairman of DIHAD

On behalf of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Est., it gives me the honour to invite you to participate in the 16th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition – DIHAD 2019 to be held in Dubai from March 12 – 14, 2019.

As an active charity foundation in the UAE, we are proud to support DIHAD in all its activities where we can grow and share experiences with the regional and international humanitarian community.

With a world blighted by suffering and poverty, we wish to further facilitate the work of local and regional humanitarian actors to meet with the ultimate goal of reducing suffering around the world.

H.E Ibrahim Bumelha
Cultural and Humanitarian Advisor of – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President – Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Est.
Chairman of the Higher Committee – DIHAD
Chairman of DISAB


We hear it more and more often : The current state of affairs, as far as meeting the needs of a rapidly growing number of victims of both disasters and crises, cannot continue !

We simply are not able to feed, to provide shelter and to care for the many millions who, on account of conflicts (some seemingly never-ending) and recurring disasters, are constantly added to the already long list of people in need of assistance. In 2015, according to the United Nations, it was estimated that there were some 102 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Today, two years later, the number totals 142 million, in over 40 countries.. !

H.E. Amb. Gerhard Putman-Cramer
Director, DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board – DISAB

Message from the Executive Chairman of DIHAD

DIHAD, the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference & Exhibition, enters into its successful 15th edition with a unique identity which surpasses all regional and international borders.

With the commencement of DIHAD in 2004, we endeavored to address the global needs of the people and countries affected by crises, disasters and natural calamities. It was our objective to establish a platform and an interface where the world representatives of the corporate and government sectors joined their hands to cultivate the spirit of promoting development, harmony and empowerment., DIHAD has moved a step ahead in the achievement of this vision. Today

Under the esteemed guidance and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai, supported by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Est. and also officially supported by United Nations, UAE Red Crescent, Dubai Cares, International Humanitarian City and Organization of Islamic Cooperation, DIHAD has been acknowledged as the region’s sole humanitarian voice, a forum that addresses financial, political, social and also environmental humanitarian issues that face the world today.

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani
Executive Chairman – DIHAD
Chairman, DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board – DISAB