The Emirates Red Crescent yesterday announced that it will provide treatment for 1,500 Yemenis who have been injured as a result of the war in Yemen at hospitals in the UAE, Sudan and India. This initiative is an implementation of the directives of the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan which are supported by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
UAE authorities yesterday said that this step is within the framework of the UAE’s continued support for Yemen and its efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people and standing by them in light of the difficult conditions that they face as a result of the crisis in their country.
According to the Emirates News Agency WAM, the ERC in coordination with the Yemeni government has put in place all facilities required to immediately airlift the wounded to the designated hospitals.
The ERC said that fifty critical cases will be immediately airlifted to receive much-needed medical care and treatment in UAE hospitals while the remaining 1,450 people will be taken to hospitals in Sudan and India. It added that “A treatment programme has been prepared to treat each case according to the assessment of its health condition”.
According to information released yesterday, the wounded are currently being cared for in Yemeni hospitals. Due to the deteriorating conditions of hospitals there, particularly in terms of facilities and health professionals, the ERC has started to provide medical care to these cases as part of the UAE’s consistent efforts to support the legitimate government and the Yemeni people.