In an attempt to reach out to needing nations in the Middle East, the UAE has sent a plane load of medical supplies and testing kits to Iraq recently. As much as 20 metric tons of the items that will be of assistance to more than 20,000 medical professionals.
This comes against the backdrop of challenges of sheltering displaced persons and refugees spread throughout various regions.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,412 metric tons of aid to 118 countries, supporting more than 1.4 million medical professionals in the process.
Further, UAE has also been assisting Iraq in meeting its economic, commercial and investment targets by providing necessary knowhow and financial help, whenever possible.
In June as well, UAE had been praised by Baghdad officials for sending medical aid to Iraq to help the country fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The Emirates had flown almost 6 tonnes of medical supplies to Iraqi Kurdistan that helped about 6000 medical professionals to contain the outbreak.
The UAE has also reached out and helped various other nations like Iran, despite the tension lurking on the horizon between the US and Iran. The latter has been known as the worst hit by the pandemic. It sent off almost 16 tons of medical supplies to Tehran that helped and assisted almost 16000 medical professionals to fight the outbreak. It is also known to have sent as much as 964tonnes of supplies to 68 countries in South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.