Zayed Al Khair convoys provide treatment to 30,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Zayed Al Khair convoys provide treatment to 30,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
In this file photo, Rohingya refugees walk in Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct. 19, 2017. (REUTERS)
Updated 20 April 2018

Zayed Al Khair convoys provide treatment to 30,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Zayed Al Khair convoys provide treatment to 30,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
  • The campaign is part of a joint campaign by the Zayed Giving Initiative, Dar Al Ber Society, Sharjah Charity House and the Saudi-German Hospitals Group
  • over 30,000 children and elderly Rohingya patients were treated since the official launch of the field hospital in September 2017, says CEO of Zayed Giving Initiative

COX’s BAZAR, Bangladesh: The Zayed Al Khair convoys have provided treatment to over 30,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, at the Zayed Humanitarian Volunteer Hospital since its launch in September 2017.
Medical relief was provided under the supervision of a specialist medical volunteer team from the UAE and Bangladesh and as part of the Zayed Humanitarian Campaign to treat underprivileged persons, coinciding with the Year of Zayed initiative.
The campaign is part of a joint campaign by the Zayed Giving Initiative, Dar Al Ber Society, Sharjah Charity House and the Saudi-German Hospitals Group, supervised by the Emirates Programme for Community and Specialized Volunteering.
Dr. Reem Othman, Humanitarian Action Ambassador, said that the convoys are operating at their current station in Cox’s Bazar in coordination with official authorities and in partnership with local medical institutions in Bangladesh, to support their work and enable them to effectively participate in the UAE-Bangladesh Volunteer Medical Team.
The Emirati heart surgeon, Adel Al Shameri, CEO of Zayed Giving Initiative and President of UAE Doctors, said that the diagnostic, treatment and preventive services provided by the convoys have improved the level of services for children, the elderly and refugees while adding that over 30,000 children and elderly Rohingya patients were treated since the official launch of the field hospital in September, which is the first Arab hospital in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Omran Mohammed Abdullah, Head of Zayed Al Khair Convoys Medical Team and Chairman of the Charity Projects Sector at Dar Al Ber Society, said that the hospital will continue providing its services to Rohingya refugees for another year, which could be extended if their tragic situation continues.
Sultan Al Khayyal, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Giving Initiative and Secretary-General of Sharjah Charity House, said that the campaign involving the convoys and field hospital consists of three phases. The first included the established of mobile clinics in the refugee camps, which are supervised by a medical team from the UAE and Bangladesh. The second was the launch of a mobile hospital with a ten-bed capacity while specialist medical teams were stationed in the camps to provide free medical services, in coordination with partner humanitarian organization. The third phase, which will be launched if necessary, will involve establishing a field hospital with a 20 to 30-bed capacity.