The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Somalia received more than 38 tons of life-saving medical supplies on 8 November to help the victims of the two explosions that rocked Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on 29 october.
The government of the International Humanitarian City of Dubai and the government of the United Arab Emirates have generously offered a charter flight from the WHO logistics center in Dubai to Mogadishu to transport these urgently needed drugs and infusions to treat the victims of the explosion and ensure an uninterrupted supply of essential drugs to support emergency medical teams. These supplies are in addition to the 39 metric tons of other trauma care supplies that WHO brought to it urgently from its logistics center in Dubai and handed over to the Federal Ministry of Health on November 5, 2022 in the presence of the Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia. , HE Ali Hadji Adam Abubakar).
The twin explosions are said to have claimed the lives of more than 100 people, while seriously injuring more than 300 others. Immediately after the explosions and in record time, WHO was able to get these supplies to Mogadishu, Somalia, from its logistics hub in Dubai. These supplies, ideal for trauma care, will be enough to treat more than 2,500 patients with multiple wounds, burns and other blast injuries.
These supplies worth US$750,000 are vital support for Somalia at this difficult time and WHO remains grateful and grateful to the International Humanitarian City, the Government of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the government of the United Arab Emirates. for providing this airlift to transport these emergency medical supplies to Mogadishu, Somalia.
Expressing personal gratitude, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, said: “These emergency medical supplies are essential to ensure that essential drugs and infusions are available in Mogadishu for treat the victims of the explosion and prevent further casualties. of life. Thanks to the support of the Government of Dubai, the International Humanitarian City and the Government of the United Arab Emirates, the WHO logistics center in Dubai was able to respond quickly to this emergency in Somalia as well as other acute health emergencies in the world to provide humanitarian assistance to those who need it most, in line with our collective regional vision of “health for all, by all”.
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