Human dimension is ahead of politics in UAE’s aid to Somalia
The United Arab Emirates is sending tons of medical supplies to Somalia to help health teams fight the Coronavirus in this country whose government is building tense relations with Abu Dhabi.
The UAE humanitarian dimension is ahead of politics
The United Arab Emirates has provided humanitarian assistance around the world to help countries cope with the repercussions of the Coronavirus, as part of the general Emirati approach to relief areas affected by natural disasters and diseases, since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, the United Arab Emirates has sent food and medical supplies to many affected countries without paying attention to the political side of the dispute in relation.
UAE sends medical aid plane to Jubaland, Somalia to support it
On Tuesday, a medical supplies plane arrived from the United Arab Emirates to help tens of thousands of health workers tackle the virus in this impoverished country.
The Somali government is building tense relations with the UAE against the backdrop of Mogadishu siding with the Turkish-Qatari axis and its role in destabilizing this country, which has been in turmoil for decades.
The United Arab Emirates sent an aid plane containing 7 tons of medical supplies and examination devices to “Jubaland – Somalia”, to support the efforts of 7,000 medical workers and enhance their capabilities in facing the spread of the “Corona emerging” virus.
Mohamed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to Somalia, Said;
“This medical assistance is an affirmation of the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates to support international efforts to combat the emerging coronavirus, especially in African countries, and to provide urgently needed medical supplies to thousands of medical workers, and all they need to do their work, enabling them to do their job in providing appropriate treatment for the sick Somali people to face the pandemic. ”
The UAE sent a previous medical aid to Somalia
On April 14th, the United Arab Emirates sent an aid plane carrying 27 tons of various medical and preventive supplies to Somalia in cooperation with the World Health Organization, including seven tons of aid from the state and 20 tons from the organization, to help about 27,000 medical workers in Somalia in the face of Corona Virus”.
The UAE’s ambassador to Somalia, Mohamed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, said that since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, the United Arab Emirates has sent urgent medical aid shipments to a number of countries. It has also supported relevant international organizations and their specialized bodies, especially the World Health Organization, to deliver medical aid to a large number of countries in need.
He pointed out that the large logistical capabilities of the UAE in the air transport enabled it to transfer medical equipment and devices and provide urgent medical supplies for thousands of medical workers and provide what they need to practice their work in treating patients from the virus.
The United Arab Emirates has already sent tons of medical supplies to Iran, Afghanistan, Serbia, Croatia, China, Syria, and other countries.
Commentators on the media wrote that politicization is out of the question in directing UAE humanitarian aid even before the Corona crisis, which led in particular to the deterioration of the economies of the least developed countries.
When the United Arab Emirates puts political considerations aside from humanitarian efforts, it expresses an inherent element in its diplomacy and foreign policy.