Issued by CEMO Center - Paris
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Egypt’s humanitarian aid to the world amid Covid-19

Friday 29/May/2020 - 01:26 PM
The Reference
Mohamed Youssri

Since the beginning of the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, the Egyptian government has spared no effort in providing humanitarian assistance to the affected countries starting from China, then Europe, and the United States of America.

Upon the directives of the President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the Armed Forces General Command has ordered to prepare a military aircraft laden with large quantities of medical supplies to be sent to South Sudan to help it counter coronavirus, in light of the successive crises suffered by the young African country.

The shipment includes large quantities of medications, medical supplies, sanitizers, personal protection equipment and baby formula.

The aid proves Egypt’s leading role in assisting African countries and asserts cooperation relations and historical ties binding Cairo and the African states.

This came after South Sudan's Vice-President, Riek Machar, confirmed that he is in self-isolation after he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus.

Egypt had sent four military planes loaded with medical supplies and medicines to Sudan to help the neighboring state with its battle against COVID-19, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.

The medical aid was sent under instructions of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to show solidarity with Sudan in its confrontation of the novel coronavirus amid a shortage of necessary medicines and protective medical supplies, according to the statement.

For their part, the officials of the Republic of South Sudan praised the efforts made by the Arab Republic of Egypt to provide support to the people of the continent in various crises and tribulations, expressing full appreciation and thanks to the Egyptian political leadership for its efforts to overcome all crises.

In Gaza Strip Egypt sent shipments of medical and humanitarian aid that included tens of tons, the last of which was on May 22, 2020, with the arrival of a shipment of medical aid provided by the Egyptian Red Crescent to its Palestinian counterpart.

 Egyptian Red Crescent published a press statement during which it confirmed that this comes within the role played by the Egyptian Red Crescent in facing the pandemic of the new Corona virus, explaining that shipments of support were sent to the brothers in the State of Palestine, including a set of tools and medical supplies to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society These include: 24 tons of detergent, disinfection and disinfection fluids, as well as 3,500 personal protective clothing and 150,000 Mask covers.

 Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, the Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, stated that this comes within the framework of the solidarity of all relevant parties, including civil society, to face the health and economic challenges of Covid-19. A thousand volunteers and healthcare professionals supported by the United States Agency for International Development.