UAE welcomes first plane as part of mission to host 1,000 Palestinian children
Maha Barakat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Health, emphasised that all medical and healthcare staff
Yesterday, the first plane carrying 15 people, including children and their families, arrived in the UAE, as part of the initiative directed by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, to provide medical treatment for 1,000 children accompanied by their families from the Gaza Strip in the UAE's hospitals.
Departing from El Arish International Airport in the Arab Republic of Egypt, the plane landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport carrying children who are in the most urgent need of medical assistance, including those suffering from severe injuries and burns, as well as cancer patients who need extensive treatment.
Maha Barakat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Health, emphasised that all medical and healthcare staff, and the UAE's hospitals are prepared to receive the remaining children and their families, to provide them with comprehensive care as well as specialised services in accordance with international standards and ensure they are fully recovered prior to their safe return.