UAE sends food aid to Mauritania


The UAE has sent 49 metric tonnes of food aid to Mauritania as part of its efforts to assist those facing humanitarian challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hamad Ghanem Al Mehairi, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, highlighted how the UAE has stepped up efforts to help “brotherly Arab countries” curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UAE has sent “three aid planes carrying 33.2 metric tonnes of medical supplies containing 352,000 testing kits and 70 ventilators benefiting 33,200 medical professionals”.

To date, the UAE has provided more than 1,944 metric tonnes of medical aid to more than 135 countries, benefiting approximately 1.9 million medical workers.

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