United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, has donated an approximately 27 metric tonnes of medical supplies to Somalia on Tuesday.
The aid, which consisted of seven metric tonnes from the UAE and 20 metric tonnes from the World Health Organisation, will help approximately 27,000 healthcare workers in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The UAE is committed to providing its full support to strengthen global efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to Somalia.
Al Hammadi added, “Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the UAE has sent emergency medical aid to a number of countries and has supported relevant international organisations, particularly the World Health Organisation, in delivering aid to countries in need.”
Furthermore, he explained that the UAE’s advanced air logistics capabilities enable it to transport urgently needed medical equipment and supplies to thousands of healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 patients.
Abu Dhabi donated similar COVID 19 medical supplies to Puntland and Somaliland administrations last week.