The UAE’s efforts to combat the Corona virus did not stop at home, it spread abroad to include medical aid and equipment. Today, it has evacuated the nationals of friendly countries from the Chinese Wuhan, the focus of the virus.
The Emirati efforts come in light of the constant endeavor to extend a hand and spread reassurance in the world and solidarity with brotherly and friendly countries.
The efforts included preparing an integrated city for health and recreational services to receive nationals stranded in Wuhan, China.
Since the emergence of the virus, the UAE has intensified its efforts in coordination and cooperation with the World Health Organization, and has taken many decisive measures for immunization and guiding citizens and residents to better deal that guarantees avoiding infection.
It also dealt with him with absolute transparency documented by numbers and advertising, as it proved effective and dynamic backed by preventive measures at the national level that had the best impact in protecting society and ensuring its safety and health security.
The UAE efforts, a model of giving and tolerance, were appreciated and thanked internationally when Tidros Adhanum Gebresius, World Health Organization General -Director, thanked Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for supporting the efforts of the international organization to contain The spread of the Corona epidemic, which is a test of the world’s ability to join hands.
Those efforts also received appreciation from the State of China itself, and the Chinese Ambassador Jian said that Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, gave positive signals to the international community that China and the UAE are cooperating to overcome difficulties in Weal and woe.
Over the past few days, the UAE has evacuated the nationals of Yemen, Sudan and Mauritania from China, in addition to delivering international aid to Iran.
Last Monday, an Emirates Air Force plane transported about 7.5 tons of supplies to Iran.
supplies that include hundreds of thousands of gloves, surgical masks and related materials.
The UAE initiative to evacuate the nationals of a number of countries to the “Humanitarian City” in Abu Dhabi as a message of response, support and solidarity with the neighboring countries.
This initiative is an embodiment and an affirmation of the firm humanitarian approach, which is one of the pillars of Emirati politics whose leadership has always stressed the need to extend a helping hand and assistance to all people in difficult circumstances, without discrimination based on geography, race or religion.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ordered the evacuation of nationals of a number of friendly countries from the Chinese province of Hubei at the request of their governments and transfer them to the “Humanitarian City” in Abu Dhabi.
A fully equipped medical plane carried out the evacuation, which included 215 people from Arab and friendly countries.
The humanitarian response team participated in the evacuation process, which included a team of volunteers, which included pilots, hosts, and the medical and administrative team, whose participation was to enhance and highlight the humanitarian and volunteer role.
The “Humanitarian City” in Abu Dhabi was also equipped with all the necessary equipment and supplies to conduct the necessary medical examinations for the citizens and the evacuees, to ensure their safety and put them under quarantine for a period of not less than 14 days.
It will provide them with an integrated health care system throughout the quarantine period, and in line with the standards of the World Health Organization until their complete safety is confirmed.
The Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry and the UAE embassy in the People’s Republic of China have coordinated with the embassies of the countries concerned to organize the evacuation process as part of the UAE’s continuous efforts to enhance cooperation with the Chinese government to contain the spread of the virus.
In an automatic humanitarian approach , the UAE expressed its full readiness to provide all support to face the crisis of the spread of the “emerging corona virus” and to translate it on the ground by transporting a UAE plane to medical supplies and equipment provided by the World Health Organization to Iran as part of its efforts to contain the virus.
These efforts and initiatives confirm the UAE’s keenness to cooperate with the international community to face challenges and risks, and stresses the importance of its firm role in promoting global endeavors for the noble goals that are being achieved.
These steps also affirm the approach of giving, whose foundations were laid by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul,” as a firm human heritage from which the Emirati people benefit from to serve all humanity and to help siblings and friends in critical circumstances.
The Emirates Humanitarian City has been prepared according to the highest standards that consider privacy and provide entertainment for children and adults in the outdoor courtyards that cover the green and the interior places while the city meets the best standards of security and safety; in order to ensure the comfort of brothers and friends in their second Homeland.
The outer squares of the city include many playgrounds and entertainment facilities for children and adults, while the city is equipped and furnished, in addition to establishing a preventive health center and providing all necessary means for subsistence from medicine, food and other essential living necessities.
All joint national efforts and government and private entities in the UAE have joined forces to accomplish this humanitarian initiative in record time, embodying the UAE’s firm approach to giving, cohesion and synergy to serve humanity and standing next to brothers and friends in solidarity with them in difficult circumstances.
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