UAE continues Chad Ramadan programme


The UAE humanitarian team is continuing its Ramadan programme in the Chadian city of Amdjarass, distributing rations to Sudanese refugees and the local community.

The team, comprising the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, are also visiting villages and towns near the city to evaluate residents' needs and offer humanitarian aid, working in cooperation with the UAE Aid Coordination Office in Chad.

As part of its Ramadan campaign, they've distributed 6,000 food baskets, 500 relief bags, and living supplies to a number of villages in Amdjarass.

The baskets include basic food items such as rice, flour, sugar, oils, grains, baby milk, dates, and other essential family needs, while the relief bags contain kitchen utensils, household equipment, carpets, and other living materials that contribute to meeting the needs of families.

Mohammed Idris, Director of the Amdjarass Municipality, praised the UAE's humanitarian efforts through its continuous initiatives to support Sudanese refugees and the local community in Chad.

In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), he added that the distribution of food baskets, relief bags, and essential supplies reached numerous villages and towns surrounding Amdjarass, significantly benefiting the residents.

Dr. Salem Al Ameri, the Head of the UAE Field Hospital in Chad, said that since its establishment on July 9, 2023, the hospital has treated around 20,000 patients, including men, women, and children from Sudanese refugees and the local community, averaging 80 patients per day.

He highlighted that the field hospital remains open during Ramadan to offer medical assistance to Sudanese individuals affected by their country's current situation, supporting Chad and easing the humanitarian challenges caused by the influx of refugees.

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