Sheikh Mohamed sponsors treatment of 1,000 Palestinian cancer patients from Gaza in UAE
18 Nov 2023
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has directed the provision of medical care for 1,000 Palestinian cancer patients from the Gaza Strip.
The patients are to receive treatment and all necessary healthcare in UAE hospitals.
The initiative reflects the UAE’s steadfast approach in supporting the Palestinian people and is part of its ongoing endeavours to mitigate the escalating humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Recently, His Highness also directed that 1,000 Palestinian children requiring medical care be hosted in the UAE, along with their families.
The children will receive comprehensive healthcare services in UAE hospitals until their full recovery and subsequent return.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed also issued a directive to allocate a humanitarian aid package of $20 million.
Sheikh Mohamed also ordered the establishment of an integrated field hospital inside the Gaza Strip as part of the "Gallant Knight 3” operation.”
Maha Barakat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Health, highlighted that the UAE has dispatched 51 planes carrying 1,400 tonnes of food, medical, and relief supplies, to support endeavors aiming at providing relief in the Gaza Strip, in coordination with international organizations such as the UN World Food Programme.
These initiatives embody the UAE’s unwavering approach and historical commitment to provide relief to the Palestinian people and alleviate the severity of the ongoing humanitarian conditions, particularly to the most vulnerable groups, especially children, who constitute nearly half of the population of the Gaza Strip (over 1 million children).
The initiatives reflect the UAE’s steadfast solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people.