UAE doctors volunteer to reduce suffering of Rohingya refugees.

Hundreds of members of the UAE volunteer doctors of the Emirates Programme for Community and Specialised Volunteering, have participated in the humanitarian missions of the Zayed Giving Caravans, mobile clinics and hospitals, aimed to reduce the suffering of Rohingya refugees.

The volunteers participated to provide the best treatment, diagnostic and preventive services, as well as to build national capacities, to serve children and elderly patients, in line with the directives of the wise leadership to observe 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’.

Dr. Abdullah Shehab, Executive Director of Emirati Doctors, said that the Zayed Giving Initiative, since its inception in 2000, was keen to attract specialised volunteers and train them to undertake humanitarian action in the UAE volunteers medical team, according to the best international practices, and establish partnerships to adopt initiatives in line with the humanitarian spirit of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, besides extending the message of giving to Zayed’s sons, who are following in his footsteps.

Dr. Shamsa Al Awar, Executive Director of Humanity Doctors, highlighted that the UAE is a leading country in the field of medical humanitarian action through its medical volunteer teams, mobile clinics and hospitals, which managed to help millions of people and provided free treatment to more than seven million people in several countries, including Sudan, Morocco, Syria, Jordan, Kenya, Haiti, Pakistan, Somalia, Tanzania and Bosnia.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs