UAE sends medical aid to Sudan in fight against COVID-19


The UAE has sent an aid plane containing 11 metric tonnes of medical supplies to Sudan to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The aid will assist approximately 11,000 medical professionals.

"The UAE stands with Sudan as it confronts one of the most pressing global challenges to public health and security," said Hamad Mohammed Humaid Al Jneibi, UAE Ambassador to Sudan.

"With today’s delivery of aid, it is our concrete aim that the frontline healthcare workers of Sudan will be better equipped to fight the pandemic and overcome this crisis."

It comes after seven metric tonnes of medical supplies were sent to Sudan on April 22. 

To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 668 metric tonnes of aid to 58 countries in need, supporting more than 668,000 medical professionals in the process.

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