Egypt sends medical aid to Iraq
CAIRO – 11 June 2017: The armed forces sent medical aid to Iraq upon the instructions of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, army spokesperson Tamer al-Refaey stated on Sunday.
“The aid is gifted to the people of Iraq as part of Egypt’s role to support its brothers in times of adversity,” al-Refaey said via the official armed forces Facebook page.
The medical cargo was transferred to Iraqi territories by Iraqi Airways and coordinated by Defense Minister Sedki Sobhy.
The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR issued warnings earlier in June regarding the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Iraqi city of Mosul. More than 750,000 people have been forced to flee the area in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region since military operations to retake the city from Islamic State fighters began in 2016. Thousands are suffering from a shortage of food and medical resources according to Iraqi authorities.