The UAE has sent an aid plane carrying 80,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Mauritania.
The initiative is aimed at providing greater protection to vulnerable people, especially the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases.
The shipment was sent through the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and it coincided with the opening of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed field hospital in the North-west African nation.
"This health and humanitarian initiative embodies the UAE's approach and continuous efforts to support the brotherly Mauritanian people and provide them with assistance in all fields," said Hamad Ghanem Al Mehairi, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania.
Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC Secretary-General, said that the initiative comes in line with the UAE's efforts to limit the spread of the virus around the world, based on its humanitarian and pioneering role in combatting the pandemic.
To date, the UAE has sent more than 2,200 tonnes of medical supplies to more than 136 countries.