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UAE opens field hospital in Chad to support Sudanese refugees


Abu Dhabi: Following instructions from President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE has built a field hospital in the Chadian city of Amjaras to support Sudanese refugees.

The initiative is a collaboration between three UAE-based organizations represented by the Emirates Red Crescent, the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. The result of joint cooperation among humanitarian entities.

Rashid Saeed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Chad, inaugurated the field hospital today in the city of Amjaras, Chad, with the Minister of Health of Chad, some Chadian government officials, representatives of the UAE entity overseeing the implementation of the program Representatives are present. project and the UAE medical team.

Al Shamsi said the opening of the hospital is part of the UAE’s humanitarian, relief and medical support to Sudanese nationals facing humanitarian challenges due to the outbreak of conflict in Sudan in early April. Support for the Republic of Chad is also aimed at mitigating the humanitarian impact of the influx of Sudanese refugees caused by the current situation.

Shamsi stressed that the construction of the hospital aims to reach out and provide humanitarian aid and support to alleviate the suffering of refugees. It is also part of the UAE’s enduring aim to provide critical healthcare services to those in need, especially the most vulnerable, including the sick, children, the elderly and women.

He affirmed that the UAE will continue to monitor the humanitarian situation affecting the people of Sudan and its impact on neighboring countries. He stated that the UAE seeks to provide all forms of support to alleviate humanitarian suffering and hoped that the field hospital would contribute to the highest level of service to the Sudanese people.

Since the start of the conflict, the UAE has operated an air and sea bridge, transporting nearly 2,000 tonnes of medical, food and relief supplies to Port Sudan to support those affected in Sudan, and Sudanese refugees to the Republic of Chad.


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