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17 April 2024

UAE and Egypt execute sixth aid airdrop in Gaza under 'Birds of Goodness'

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By WAM

The Joint Operations Command of the Ministry of Defence announced the implementation of the sixth airdrop of humanitarian and relief aid by the UAE Air Force and the Egyptian Air Force on the northern Gaza Strip to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian brethren and assist them in overcoming the difficult circumstances they are facing.

Joint crews from both countries carried out the sixth airdrop operation using aircraft carrying 62 tonnes of food and medical aid to northern Gaza, bringing the total aid dropped since the launch of the "Birds of Goodness" operation to 293 tonnes of humanitarian and relief aid. "Birds of Goodness", which will continue for several weeks, embodies the high level of joint Emirati-Egyptian coordination to support the population of Gaza and assist them in light of the critical conditions they are facing.

The amount of supplies provided by the United Arab Emirates to the Gaza Strip has reached more than 21,000 tonnes, transported through more than 200 flights and over 520 trucks, as well as two ships.

The United Arab Emirates, through the "Gallant Knight 3" operation, has established six water desalination stations producing 1.2 million gallons per day, pumped into the Strip, benefiting more than 600,000 people.

The country has also established two field hospitals, the first in southern Gaza under the supervision of an Emirati medical team, including over 100 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and lab technicians. The hospital has treated approximately 7,951 cases since its opening on December 2, 2023.

The second is a floating hospital off the coast of Al Arish city, with 200 beds, which began providing medical services on February 26, 2024. The country also provided the Starlink internet service for urgent medical consultations in the field hospital through video communication technology.

More than 545 people from Gaza have arrived in the country to receive medical care under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to treat 2,000 injured and cancer patients from the strip, in addition to 511 facilities.

The United Arab Emirates has also established 5 automated bakeries to meet the daily needs of more than 72,000 people while providing flour to 7 existing bakeries in Gaza, catering to the daily needs of 14,000 people each day.