Issued by CEMO Center - Paris
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UAE field hospital in Chad treats 2,408 cases

Saturday 29/July/2023 - 10:15 PM
The Reference

The field hospital built by the UAE in the Chadian city of Amdjarass in support of Sudanese refugees in the Chad continues to provide treatment services by receiving the neediest groups of patients, children, elderly, Sudanese women and members of the local community.

The number of people admitted to the hospital since its opening on July 9 reached 2,408 medical cases.

The establishment of the hospital came within the framework of the humanitarian, relief and medical support provided by the UAE to the Sudanese brothers affected by the current conditions, as well as in support of Chad by responding to alleviate the effects of the humanitarian situation resulting from the influx of large numbers of Sudanese refugees.

The establishment of the field hospital and the provision of medical assistance comes within the framework of the UAE's humanitarian approach based on providing protection for civilians, extending a helping hand to provide relief to the affected civilians in Sudan, and supporting the displaced in neighboring countries.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, had directed the establishment of a field hospital in Chad on July 9 in support of the Sudanese refugees, with joint cooperation between three humanitarian institutions in the UAE, namely the Emirates Red Crescent, the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Works. UAE Ambassador to Chad Rashid Saeed Al Shamsi opened the field hospital in Amdjarass two weeks ago in the presence of the Chadian Minister of Health, a number of Chadian government officials, representatives of the UAE institutions supervising the implementation of the project, and the Emirati medical team.

It is worth noting that since the beginning of the conflict in Sudan, the UAE has operated an air and sea bridge, transporting nearly 2,000 tons of medical, food and various relief materials to Port Sudan to support those affected in Sudan, as well as to Chad to support refugees from Sudan.