UAE helps one million health care workers around the world
The United Arab Emirates has renewed its commitment to promoting international cooperation and its humanitarian approach, as a recent report issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation revealed that the UAE has assisted more than a million health care workers around the world by providing more than 1,000 tons of personal protection equipment, medical and food aid To 70 countries around the world to contain the coronavirus epidemic.
UAE humanitarian approach for health care workers
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation Affairs said: Since its establishment, the United Arab Emirates has sought to strengthen bonds of cooperation and solidarity with other countries, and it believes that all countries should set aside their differences and solidarity to achieve the common good of humanity, so the assistance of more than one million of the health care workers affirms the state’s commitment to extend aid to all, regardless of religion, race or ideology.
UAE internal and international challenges
The UAE doubled its assistance to all countries in need with all its capabilities, as well as facing our internal challenges.
Through these values and our desire to help the needy, the United Arab Emirates emphasizes the humanitarian approach established by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE, “God bless his soul,” who believed in the collective responsibility to provide a helping hand and assistance for the benefit of humanity.
UAE global humanitarian efforts promotion
The UAE has been a pioneer in promoting global humanitarian efforts to control the spread of the virus since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic. It is the largest provider of aid for the health care workers in fighting the virus in the region, having worked to reach aid to needy countries regardless of any consideration, as it provided aid to several countries including China, Italy, the United Kingdom, Iran, Pakistan, Brazil, Russia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and others.
Moreover, the UAE has cooperated with many international organizations to enhance the effectiveness and ensure that its aid reaches countries trying to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Humanitarian City, which includes the largest warehouses for humanitarian relief, has also facilitated the transportation of more than 80% of the World Health Organization’s aid to a number of countries, thanks to the distinguished geographical location of the UAE and its excellent logistical infrastructure.
UAE international cooperation
It is worth noting that the UAE launched on May 4, in conjunction with the United Nations World Food Program, an international air bridge to provide the lifeline of basic health and humanitarian supplies to countries that are striving to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The UAE also participated in the same day in a global conference to announce donations, hosted by European leaders to raise 7.5 billion euros to strengthen efforts and the discovery, production, and distribution of a vaccine for the emerging coronavirus.
The international NextStrain database
Moreover, in line with the efforts of the UAE to contribute to support the health care workers efforts of the international community in combating the COVID-19 epidemic, the country has registered the genome sequence of the emerging coronavirus in a medical examination is the first of its kind in the UAE, and on various global databases, Including the “NextStrain” open database, to help scientists around the world track the spread of the virus.
UAE Health care workers efforts
The UAE will continue to provide personal protective equipment, support research, and provide information about the virus by providing scientific knowledge of the genetic sequence and working to reach vaccines to all those in need, to reflect the originality of the human approach, the spirit of tolerance and solidarity in Emirati politics and its standing as leadership and people alongside countries and peoples in difficult times.