UAE’s Commitment: Healing Hands Reach Gaza’s Wounded Children
In a compassionate stride towards alleviating the suffering of the Palestinian people, the UAE marks a significant milestone with the arrival of the ninth batch of wounded Palestinian children and cancer patients at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This initiative, guided by the benevolent directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, underscores the nation’s unwavering commitment to humanity.
A Pioneering Role in Humanitarian Work
Dr. Maha Tayseer Barakat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Medical Affairs and Life Sciences, accompanied the plane carrying the injured from Al Arish. In a poignant statement, she affirmed the UAE’s pioneering role in humanitarian work, emphasizing the nation’s eagerness to support its Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip. This commitment extends beyond borders to provide essential medical care to wounded Palestinian children and cancer patients.
Addressing a Humanitarian Crisis
The initiative responds to the significant deterioration in the health sector in Gaza, where the minimum necessary healthcare for the injured became a challenge. The “Galant Knight 3” operation is a testament to the UAE’s proactive approach in addressing this humanitarian crisis.
Evacuation and Treatment Protocol
Dr. Barakat detailed that 49 wounded children and cancer patients were evacuated with their companions from Al Arish Airport. This meticulous process was conducted under the supervision of a specialized medical team, ensuring adherence to established health protocols for medical evacuation operations. The state’s hospitals had already received 426 injured individuals before the arrival of the ninth batch, reflecting the continuous efforts to provide immediate medical attention.
Field Hospital Impact in Southern Gaza
The Emirati field hospital in southern Gaza has played a pivotal role since its inception, receiving 2,644 injured individuals with injuries ranging from moderate to severe. The dedicated medical staff in the hospital have saved numerous lives, showcasing the tangible impact of UAE’s commitment to the Palestinian cause.
Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid
Beyond medical support, the UAE’s humanitarian aid extends to food assistance. The total UAE humanitarian aid, in the form of 15,000 tonnes of food aid, signifies a holistic approach to addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by the Palestinian people.
In addition to medical and food aid, the UAE has proactively addressed the critical issue of water scarcity in Gaza. By establishing water desalination plants with a total capacity of 1.2 million gallons per day, the UAE ensures a sustainable water supply that benefits more than 600,000 people in the Gaza Strip.
In conclusion, the UAE’s continuous efforts in providing medical, food, and water aid to the Palestinian people demonstrate a steadfast commitment to humanitarian causes. This latest milestone, marked by the arrival of the ninth batch of wounded children and cancer patients, reinforces the UAE’s position as a beacon of compassion on the global stage.