How UAE Deserves The Accolade Of Humanitarian City
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has become one of the few world leaders who is going out of his way to ensure that UAE can contribute to the best possible way in curbing the COVID-19 virus spread.
He travelled to Britain recently to discuss way forward with the newly re-appointed PM Boris Johnson. He has also been in discussions with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in on how both nations could work together to contain this global medical crises. Moon Jae-in Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed affirmed the UAE’s keenness to support South Korea with any means necessary in its efforts to curb the impact of COVID-19.
These actions, it seems have given UAE the tag of an Humanitarian city, in the minds of many survivors, 200 of some who were airlifted by UAE staff from China itself and kept under quarantine, until they returned back safely to their respective countries of origin.
UAE had started a special ‘UAE Homeland of Humanity’ initiative that continues to support and evacuate people from Arab and friendly countries from the landlocked area of Hubei, China to the UAE. This was done under the effective leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Having issued a special letter to the first lot of evacuees, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said, “We want to assure you that you are among your family and friends and that you are a dear guest and we will provide you with complete health care and all you need to continue the trip to your home country when that was safe for you.” Those received at the UAE safe room were touched and appreciated this warm and compassionate gesture of making each one of them feel at home.
UAE coordinated the evacuation of Arab nationals from Wuhan City in China.
The evacuees then underwent medical testing and monitoring at the city to ensure their health and safety. They were quarantined for two weeks, post which they successfully returned to their own countries.
The group comprised of mostly students from Arab, Yemeni, Sudanese, Egyptian and Iraqi origins. Along with Yemen, most of these countries sought help from UAE who could then liaison with China in real time and get the 2015 lot out, without being infected.
Yemen’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Al Hadhrami then thanked the UAE for flying Yemeni students out of Wuhan. “We offer our thanks to the UAE for the co-operation and help to evacuate our Yemeni students studying in the Chinese city of Wuhan … and for arranging t receive them and place them in temporary quarantine in the UAE before returning them to their homeland.”
Thanks poured in from various representatives from other nations as well