Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has asked officials to fly a refugee child to the US for cancer treatment.
Muhammad Aamir Dawood, 3, lives in the humanitarian city of Emirates in Abu Dhabi, where many Afghan evacuees reside after the Taliban took control of their country.
Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed, President of the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Abdullah Al Marar, Director of Emirates Humanitarian City, and several officials visited the child.
Sheikh Theyab was informed by a medical team about the child’s condition. He met the child’s parents and reassured them about the treatment in the US. He told the family that the child would receive the necessary support and care.
Sheikh Theyab also met a number of Afghan families who are temporarily cared for in Emirates Humanitarian City and spoke to them about their stay and the services provided to them.
The families expressed their happiness and gratitude to the UAE for the warm hospitality provided to them.
The friendly gesture reflects the UAE’s values of giving without any discrimination, state news agency Wam said.
Emirates Humanitarian City was founded in 2020 and is designed to ensure privacy, security and safety for vulnerable families.
It temporarily houses families who have fled Afghanistan and are now on their way to third countries.
The spaces include playgrounds and entertainment facilities for children and adults, in addition to a health center and the provision of medicines, food and other essentials.
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Updated: January 3, 2022, 8:34 AM