UAE flies the third batch of medical assistance to Syria

Damascus today got the third shipment of medical assistance sent by the UAE to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, to boost the Syrian health sector.

UAE Medical assistance to Syria

A medical assistance aircraft sent by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, landed in Damascus Sunday, bringing drugs and medical supplies and equipment as part of the UAE’s humanitarian response to the global pandemic. The first and second shipments also landed in the Syrian capital last week.

The aircraft transported large amounts of drugs and medical assistance and equipment. For the benefit of thousands of healthcare staff. Pointing out that the assistance is one of the relevant projects undertaken by the ERC under the guidance of the UAE leadership and under the supervision of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Agent of Ruler in Al Dhafra Region and Member of Red Crescent Emirates, ERC.

Emirates Red Crescent medical assistance to Syria

“The United Arab Emirates is making its humanitarian efforts in order to help its friendly countries so as to overcome the current health crisis and providing them medical assistance to improve their health capacities”.

Al Falahi added that the shipment was also by the ERC in collaboration with its Syrian counterpart, as part of their joint cooperation.

He added that medical assistance requires vital equipment needed to implement precautionary and prevention steps. These aim at combating the coronavirus pandemic. Aiding medical professionals at the front line and also promoting their attempts to eradicate the virus in Syria.

UAE aided lots of countries

The UAE has helped a lot of those in trouble, particularly in these times of coronavirus. The humanitarian aid sent to the world by the UAE has reached 1,392 tonnes, helping 118 countries through 144 flights. The medical assistance also provided personal protective supplies, medical and dietary products. Also health and emergency safety instruments, and COVID-19 diagnostic devices. That assisted over 1.3 million people employed in the medical field.

Source: WAM
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