UAE Red Crescent to finance treatment of Yemeni war victims

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-15 18:31:39|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao
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DUBAI, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) said here on Saturday that it is sponsoring the treatment of 53 Yemenis injured from war at Indian hospitals, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

The ERC, the government-controlled aid organization of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will also bear the cost of 42 health companions to travel with the injured to ensure their health and psychological conditions.

The move also came in the context of the continuous support provided by the UAE to Yemenis "to alleviate their suffering and stand by them in these difficult circumstances facing them," said the report.

The ERC provided all means to transport the wounded to approved hospitals in coordination with the Yemeni government in the shortest time, in accordance with a program prepared in this regard.

Given the poor health sector in Yemen, the ERC has taken care of these cases as part of the UAE's continued role in supporting "the legitimate Yemeni government and the Yemeni people."

The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition of nine Arab states to support Yemen's internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the fight against the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi group.

According to WAM, the humanitarian and health situation in Yemen has reached "catastrophic levels due to the intransigence of the militias," which prevent the entry of relief aid and medicines to the various Yemeni regions.

The UAE said its support has reached two billion U.S. dollars to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen.