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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

UAE delivers medical supplies to Mogadishu 

The aid is one of the humanitarian responses from the UAE to help in the aftermath of the bombing

A UAE plane carrying medical supplies lands in Mogadishu. Wam
A UAE plane carrying medical supplies lands in Mogadishu. Wam

A UAE plane filled with medical supplies arrived in Mogadishu this week, to provide local hospitals treating those injured in the recent truck bombing with additional support .

The aid is one of the humanitarian responses from the UAE to help in the aftermath of the bombing.

This week a second medical team from the UAE landed in the capital to ensure the treatment of 100 Somalis.

Last week, President Sheikh Khalifa said the UAE would cover the treatment costs of the victims and care for children injured in the blast.

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Somali Prime Minister, Hasan Khairi, and the UAE Ambassador to Somalia, Mohammed Othman, were both at the airport to receive the plane, which was carrying large quantities of medicines and a variety of medical equipment .

The Somali Prime Minister thanked the UAE for its continuous support of Somalia, and praised the medical team treating the wounded at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Mogadishu.

More than 300 people were killed and scores are still missing after one of the world's deadliest attacks in years hit the Somali capital more then one week ago.

The same day, members of the UAE diplomatic mission at the UAE Embassy in Mogadishu donated blood to help those injured.

The Sheikh Zayed Hospital in the capital also received dozens of the wounded with medical staff treating various injuries, news agency Wam reported.