Coronavirus: UAE delivers 18 tonnes of aid to Mauritania

The aid mission will provide the African country with crucial food and medical supplies

The UAE delivered 18 tonnes of food and medical aid to Mauritania as part of its ongoing campaign to support global efforts to combat Covid-19. Courtesy: Wam
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The UAE delivered 18 tonnes of food supplies and medical aid to boost Mauritania’s efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19.

The plane load of goods will offer crucial assistance to about 14,000 healthcare workers in the country as they battle the virus.

The air mission is just the latest humanitarian initiative launched by the Emirates to bolster the nation’s fight against coronavirus.

On April 19, a plane carrying another 18 tonnes of aid was sent to the African country as a show of solidarity in the global campaign to contain the pandemic.

"The UAE is honored to extend assistance today to Mauritania in recognition of the country’s tireless fight against Covid-19,” said Hamad Ghanim Hamad Al Mehairi, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania.

“Through co-operation and global co-ordination, we can work together to overcome these challenging circumstances and aim towards achieving a future in which public health security is a priority of the international community."

To date, the UAE has distributed more than 730 tonnes of aid to 64 countries, supporting more than 730,000 medical professionals.