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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.
Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, noted that the UAE is conducting an ongoing review of the humanitarian situation in Yemen in coordination with international organisations, in particular monitoring indicators of health, food security, and malnutrition.
"This provision of aid by the UAE comes as a gesture of solidarity with countries seeking to bolster their fight against COVID-19. The UAE stands with the leadership and people of Ukraine during this challenging moment that the international community must face as a united front," said Salem Ahmed Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Ukraine.
"The clear vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was not clouded when this pandemic hit the world
As part of efforts to strengthen the capacity of the health sector in various countries to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, the United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing 12.4 metric tons of medical supplies to Jordan.
Social media users and residents have called local authorities to honour Matute for his heroic act.
The ministry stated that anti-begging agents in the capital Amman had seized a number of beggars who own property and establishments and have high monthly incomes.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the launch of the National Seasonal Flu awareness campaign under the theme "Protecting yourself... protects your community."