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03ABUDHABI2169 2003-05-04 09:57:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Abu Dhabi
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UAE RED CRESCENT BEGINS AIRLIFTS TO BAGHDAD

Tags:   EAID PREL PGOV PHUM IZ TC 
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CONFIDENTIAL

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                             May 04, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2169 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     EAID, PREL, PGOV, PHUM                                 

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  UAE RED CRESCENT BEGINS AIRLIFTS TO BAGHDAD            

Ref:      None                                                   
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C O N F I D E N T I A L        ABU DHABI 02169

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: POL 
    INFO:   AMB DCM RSO P/M ECON 

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM:RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON:CCRUMPLER
CLEARED: ECON:TWILLIAMS

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OO RUEHC RUCNRAQ RUEKJCS RUMICEA RUEKJCS RUEHDE
RUEHKU RUEHVJ
DE RUEHAD #2169 1240957
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O 040957Z MAY 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9785
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUMICEA/USCINCCENT INTEL CEN MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC PRIORITY
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RUEHVJ/AMEMBASSY SARAJEVO 0035
					  C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 002169 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP, NEA/RA, NEA/NGA, PRM/ANE, AND
IO/UNP
KUWAIT FOR HOC AND ORHA

E.O. 12958: DECL 05/04/08
TAGS: EAID PREL PGOV PHUM IZ TC
SUBJECT: UAE RED CRESCENT BEGINS AIRLIFTS TO BAGHDAD

REF: ABU DHABI 1978 AND PREVIOUS



1. (U) Classified by DCM Richard A. Albright, for
reasons 1.5 (B) and (D).



2. (C) Heralding a new phase of UAE Red Crescent
operations in Iraq, the UAE Air Force today
facilitated the first of four airlifts to Baghdad
International Airport on behalf of the Red Crescent
Authority (RCA). RCA Secretary General San'a Al-Kitbi
told Econoff 5/3 that the plane carried 15 tons of
medical equipment and medicines for seven different
hospitals in the Baghdad area. The four airlifts
combined will deliver more than USD $300,000 in
medical supplies to Iraq. Since November 2002, the
RCA has spent a total of USD $3,347,761 on its
humanitarian operations in Iraq.



3. (C) According to Al-Kitbi, the medical airlifts
are only the first step in what is a plan to provide
seven hospitals located in different areas of Baghdad
with all the medical supplies and equipment they need
to offer both outpatient and long-term/surgical
services. UAE medical experts are already in Baghdad
assisting with the complete renovation of the Olympic
Hospital near the Iraq Ministry of Health building and
have identified the seven hospitals to receive the RCA
assistance.



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In Other News...


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4. (U) According to press reports, the RCA delegation
that arrived to Umm Qasr 4/11 handed over six fully
equipped ambulances on 5/2 to the Iraqi Red Crescent
Society. ICRC will assist the Iraqi Red Crescent in
the distribution of the ambulances to hospitals
located in remote areas of southern Iraq.



5. (U) Post also learned that RCA coordinated 5/1 a
convoy carrying 140 tons of food and medical aid to
Iraq from Jordan on behalf of Human Appeal
International -- the third largest NGO in the UAE.
UAE Ambassador to Jordan Rahma Al-Za'abi dispatched
the convoy from Amman earlier this week. Ten
representatives from the UAE branch of Human Appeal
International accompanied the supplies to Iraq, and
will distribute them to Al-Karekh Hospital and other
medical centers in central Iraq.

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