(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The 500-bed UAE-Jordanian field hospital set up at the refugee camps near the border with Syria to help Syrian refugees was officially launched.
The launch was headed by Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh at a ceremony here on Tuesday.
The ceremony was attended by Jordanian Health Minister, Abdellatif Wurekat, Ambassador of the UAE to Jordan, Abdullah Nasser Al Ameri, UNHCR representative to Jordan, Andrew Harper, WFP Country Director, Maha Ahmad, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and officials of the UAE Red Crescent Authority and Jordanian charities.
Tens of volunteer doctors, nurses, health professionals, technicians and administrators from the UAE, Jordan and other countries jointly run the hospital's clinics and provide free medical care to thousands of Syrians who were displaced to the Jordanian territory.
Operating this field hospital is in line with directives from the UAE's top leadership to alleviate the suffering of patients in Amman, Mafraq, Ramtha, Ma'an, Irbid and other cities.
The minister expressed gratitude for the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Gen Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Red Crescent Authority, for their humanitarian initiatives to help the needy and victims of disasters worldwide.
He said the UAE is at the forefront of international humanitarian efforts as part of the approach established by the founding father, late Shaikh Zayed.