(The National) – A call to intensify humanitarian projects to alleviate the suffering of the 15 million children in conflict zones was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s humanitarian adviser on Tuesday. With women and children 14 times more likely to lose their lives in a crisis than men, Ibrahim Bumelha said the UAE was keen to provide a quick response to international crises and conflicts throughout the world and provide ongoing assistance to help refugees and those displaced. “Conflict makes children the most vulnerable and they are those who suffer the most,” said Mr Bumelha at the opening of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference (Dihad).