UAE opens Chad field hospital


Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE has opened a field hospital in the Chadian city of Amdjarass to support Sudanese refugees.

The initiative is the result of joint cooperation between three humanitarian organisations in the UAE - the Emirates Red Crescent, Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

Rashid Saeed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Chad, opened the field hospital in the city of Amdjarass in the presence of the Chadian Minister of Health, a number of Chadian government officials, representatives of UAE entities supervising the implementation of the project, and the Emirati medical team.

Al Shamsi stated that the opening of the hospital is part of the humanitarian, relief, and medical support provided by the UAE to Sudanese nationals facing humanitarian challenges caused by the outbreak of conflict in Sudan in the beginning of April. The support to Chad also aims to alleviate the humanitarian impact of the influx of Sudanese refugees due to the current situation.

Al Shamsi underscored it's part of the UAE's enduring aim to provide critical medical services to those in need, especially the most vulnerable groups, including the sick, children, the elderly, and women.

He reaffirmed that the UAE continues to monitor the humanitarian situation affecting the Sudanese people and its impact on neighbouring countries.

Since the beginning of the conflict, the UAE has operated an air and sea bridges, transporting nearly 2000 tonnes of medical, food and relief materials to Port Sudan.

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