UAE: 3-year-old Afghan boy with cancer to get treatment in US, after Sheikh Mohamed steps in

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi ordered transfer of the boy to America to get the necessary medical attention



Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with the child and his father
Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with the child and his father

By WAM

Published: Mon 3 Jan 2022, 11:46 AM

Last updated: Mon 3 Jan 2022, 7:43 PM

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has directed to arrange medical treatment for Muhammad Aamir Dawood, a 3-year-old Afghan boy who is suffering from cancer.

In a prompt move to help the child’s family, currently residing at the Emirates Humanitarian City in Abu Dhabi, His Highness ordered to transfer the 3-year-old boy to the United States of America to get the necessary treatment.

The kind gesture highlights the UAE's well-established principles of solidarity and giving that ensures assistance to all in need.

Sheikh Mohamed's directives to arrange medical treatment for the Afghan child reflects the UAE’s values of giving and His Highness’s interest in protecting human dignity, without any discrimination based on race, colour or religion.

Under the directives of the wise leadership, Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, visited the Afghan child at his residence in the Emirates Humanitarian City.

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During Sheikh Theyab’s visit, he was received by Mohammed Matar Abdullah Al Marar, Director of the Emirates Humanitarian City, along with a number of officials.

Sheikh Theyab was briefed by the medical team in the city about the condition of the child. He met the child’s parents and reassured them about the treatment in the United States of America and the completion of all the required procedures, in compliance with the directives of the wise leadership to provide the necessary support and care.

Sheikh Theyab also met with a number of Afghan families who are temporarily hosted by the Emirates Humanitarian City and talked to them about their stay in the city, the services provided to them. The families expressed their great happiness and gratitude to the United Arab Emirates for the warm hospitality extended to them during their stay.

Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed added that the UAE would remain a symbol of help and support in times of trouble and a source of inspiration when it comes to humanitarian work.

Sheikh Theyab noted the UAE will spare no effort in fulfilling its humanitarian mission, which stems from its innate values of giving and doing good, and providing assistance to all in need worldwide.

Emirates Humanitarian City was established in 2020 and designed to ensure privacy and meet the best standards of security and safety. Its external squares include a number of playgrounds and entertainment facilities for children and adults, in addition to a preventive health centre and provisions of medicine, food and other necessities.


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