The UAE has sent an aid plane carrying 8 metric tonnes of medical supplies and testing kits to Burkina Faso.
This aid will assist approximately 8,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus, bolstering the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
"Based on the UAE's leading and humanitarian role in providing assistance in times of crisis, and harnessing all possibilities to help African countries on the basis of mutual respect, an aid aircraft was sent today to Burkina Faso. The plane carrying urgent medical supplies is meant to help medical personnel do their best to combat the pandemic," said Dr. Fahad Obaid Mohammed Al Taffaq, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria and Non-Resident Ambassador to Burkina Faso.
An aid plane was sent to Burkina Faso last June, with 100 tonnes of aid to help hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced people in Burkina Faso.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,087 metric tonnes of aid, to 73 countries, supporting more than 1 million medical professionals in the process.