At the end of January, the UAE has been supplying assistance in fuel, medical supplies and repatriation and evacuation flights to 47 countries. The support in the fight against Covid-19 has helped 523,000 medical practitioners on the frontline.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the UAE had sent China a mask and glove shipment, and in March arranged two humanitarian flights to Iran with the WHO.
Medical supplies to over 47 countries
The United Arab Emirates received over 500 metric tons of global humanitarian and nutritional aid and helped over 500,000 healthcare staff in the war against COVID-19 with the provision of seven metric tons of medical supplies to Belarus.
It flew 80 South Korean citizens out, sent medical equipment after a devastating earthquake to Croatia and sent food to Mauritania.
It also allowed 345 British tourists who visited the UAE to be repatriated.
The UAE sent Belarus 7 tons of medical supplies to help 7,000 medical professionals on Tuesday.
The UAE has also provided assistance to Somalia, Ukraine, Italy, South Africa and the Philippines.
More than 35 tons of life-saving equipment were part of the most recent aid shipment to Somalia, also on Tuesday.
Last month about 33,000 healthcare professionals were helped by 33 tons of medical supplies sent to Ethiopia.
Worldwide the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has gone by 4.3 million, with more than 290,000 deaths. More than 1.5 million recovered.
Physical distancing and punitive steps to help contain the epidemic have created economic devastation around the world.
The UN has released a fresh request for funding of $4.7 billion (Dh17.26bn). It’s to “protect millions of lives and prevent coronavirus transmission in developing countries.”
Commenting on the distribution of assistance. His Excellency Ahmed Mohammed Manqoosh Alteneiji, UAE Ambassador to Belarus, said: “Both countries working to end the COVID-19 pandemic have been squarely on the side of the UAE. Our nation has conveyed to the world a message of reconciliation. He’s demonstrating that cooperation will go beyond words and lead to meaningful action.