UAE supports Ghana to combat Covid-19
The UAE’s track record in reaching out to other countries in the region and beyond since the virus outbreak has been exceptional. The UAE dispatched several cargo planes carrying tonnes of medical supplies and relief material to those in need
Emiratis and residents of the UAE alike launched a campaign of thanks and solidarity with the government and officials responsible for their safety during the crisis the world is going through and launched various hashtags on social media to express their gratitude for all that the Emirates are doing to help the people of the world in the Corona crisis, where great efforts have been made All nationalities are for humanity, not nationality or race.
On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the UAE sent aid to Ghana, Africa, after Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was contacted by the Executive Director of the World Food Program, Mr. David Paisley.
The Executive Director of the World Food Program, David Paisley, thanked the UAE for providing equipment that will be used to establish a field hospital in Ghana, which will be used to provide medical care to aid workers in West Africa.
In a tweet on his account on the micro-blogging site "Twitter", David Paisley posted a video clip in front of the plane carrying aid, commenting by saying: "Right from Accra. I am here in front of (C17) provided by the United Arab Emirates. She just landed and she It carries parts of a field hospital we are setting up to provide medical care to aid workers in West Africa. "
He added that this shipment was submitted by the UAE and the government of Ghana, concluding his speech by thanking the government of Ghana, the UAE and all donors, before he published another video, in which he explained that he had contacted the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, to request Help.
He continued: "This plane is a result of the kindness and generosity of the UAE .. As soon as I requested help from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, he agreed to provide it immediately without even blinking his eyelid."
The video was also attached to a comment saying: “The air bridge between the Emirates and the World Food Program is in progress. We are lucky to have a C17 in Accra today. It is testimony to the tremendous assistance provided by the United Arab Emirates and its assistance to the World Food Program in transporting medical equipment. Of the Covid 19 epidemic around the world. "
Africa is receiving a lot of attention from the United Arab Emirates, as the value of aid between 2014 and 2018 reached 61.8 billion dirhams, equivalent to 16.83 billion US dollars.
The aid campaign was widely covered by the media in the "southern African country" of Lesotho in news broadcasts, as the aid included the city of Machacha and some of the surrounding villages and an orphanage in the city, as well as some villages in the Tetsani area in the capital, Maseru and Mokhotlong district.
Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the UAE has extended a helping hand and redoubled its charitable initiatives to reach needy people and crisis governments in China, Iran, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Colombia, Congo, Somalia, Kurdistan of Iraq and other countries, with personal sponsorship from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
To date, the UAE has provided more than 658 tons of aid, which Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed describes as support to more than 57 countries, benefiting about 658,000 health care workers.