ABU DHABI // About 1,500 Yemenis injured in the war in their country will be taken for treatment to hospitals in the UAE, Sudan and India by the Emirates Red Crescent.
“Fifty critical cases will be airlifted to receive care and treatment in UAE hospitals, while the rest will be taken to hospitals in Sudan and India,” the ERC said on Thursday. A programme has been prepared to treat each case based on an individual health assessment.
The wounded are being cared for in Yemeni hospitals but the “deteriorating conditions of hospitals there, particularly in terms of facilities and health cadres” meant the ERC has opted to move them elsewhere.
The ERC will also pay for health workers to accompany the patients to provide psychological and moral support.
These actions “underlined the continuous support provided by the UAE to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people” and to “strengthen their resilience to face the difficult circumstances they were enduring”.
The charity has also deployed its humanitarian workers to support Yemen’s healthcare sector and deployed convoys of medical aid, reported state news agency Wam.
The initiative follows a directive by President Sheikh Khalifa, supported by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and President of the ERC.