Coronavirus: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid pledges humanitarian aid to Sudan and Nigeria

Food and medical supplies have been flown from the Emirates to support the fight against Covid-19

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has pledged vital support to Sudan and Nigeria’s efforts to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has ordered that humanitarian aid be delivered to Sudan urgently to support the country’s fight against Covid-19.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai also issued a directive for crucial supplies to be sent to Nigeria to bolster its battle with the pandemic.

Relief shipments to the two African nations, including 14 tonnes of medical supplies and a further 20 tonnes of food, were sent from International Humanitarian City in Dubai.

The UAE has played a leading role in international efforts to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

Aid has been delivered from the Emirates to all corners of the globe in recent months, with a keen focus placed on supporting countries hit hardest by the public health crisis.