UAE among top nations in providing aid during pandemic
27 Jul 2021
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE was one of the first countries to support humanitarian initiatives during the pandemic across the globe, official said on Tuesday during the weekly briefing on virus situation in the country.
Following the approach of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE and wise leadership, and within the framework of the UAE's commitment to help all, country was at the forefront of aid efforts across the globe.
“UAE aid accounted for 80 per cent of the international response to countries struggling during the pandemic,” authorities revealed.
A total of 2,154 tons of medical aid, respiratory equipment, screening equipment, personal protection equipment and detection tests sent to 135 countries around the world.
A total of 196 medical aid flights, 6 field hospitals were set up in Sudan, Guinea Conakry, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, LebanonandJordan, and 1 fully equipped mobile clinic in Turkmenistan.
117 Countries received aid from the international oranisation’s warehouses in Dubai International Humanitarian City.
The UAE also provided $10 million aid in kind to countries in need during the pandemic.