UAE sends a second medical aid plane to Syria
A second medical aid plane, run by the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Friday, in coordination with the Syrian Red Crescent Society, to address the COVID-19-19 pandemic in Syria as part of the UAE’s global response to limit the outbreak of the pandemic.
The UAE sends a second medical aid plane is carrying 25 tons of medicines, supplies and medical materials, benefiting thousands of health care workers.
A second medical aid plane from the “Red Crescent” arrives in Damascus to deal with Corona in Syria
Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, said that this aid comes within the framework of the initiatives undertaken by the UAE under the guidance of its leadership and the follow-up of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s representative in the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, to support international efforts to counter the spread Coronavirus worldwide.
He added that the UAE is making great efforts to help brotherly and friendly countries overcome the current health conditions and stand by them and enhance their health capabilities to face the repercussions of the pandemic.
UAE second medical aid plane humanitarian cooperation
He pointed out that the Emirates Red Crescent Authority conducted this shipment of second medical aid plane in coordination with the Syrian Red Crescent Society, within the framework of joint humanitarian cooperation between the two national societies, and the authority’s keenness to enhance the capabilities of the Syrian National Society and support its efforts in the health field in its local arena.
He stressed that the second medical aid plane includes the basic materials used to strengthen preventive and precautionary measures to address the Corona pandemic, and to help medical personnel, the first line of defence in this pandemic, to fulfil its role, and support its efforts to contain the spread of the virus in Syria.
For his part, Abdul Hakim Al-Nuaimi, Chargé d’Affairs of the UAE embassy in Syria, said: “The second medical aid plane provided by the Emirates Red Crescent to the Syrian people comes as part of the global response to confront the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
This is the second medical aid plane shipment of medical aid to Syria, following the first shipment that arrived in Damascus last Sunday.