x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

UAE donates $5m to US hospital destroyed by tornado

The UAE has given US$5million to a hospital in Missouri that was destroyed by a tornado.

The UAE has donated US$5 million (Dh18.3m) to a hospital in the US that was destroyed in a tornado last year.

The money will be used to build a paediatric section and for the development of a neonatal intensive care unit. Mercy Hospital, one of the 8,000 buildings destroyed in the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, nearly a year ago, plans to have a new hospital in operation by 2015.

This is the second donation to Joplin from the UAE. The country provided a grant in August that could be worth up to US$1 million to purchase laptop computers for Joplin High School students.

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