ABU DHABI, 19th January, 2017 (WAM) – A delegation from the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation, ARCO, visited those injured in the recent Kandahar terrorist attack in Afghanistan. Several Emiratis were killed while on a humanitarian mission to carry out projects in that country.

Dr. Saleh bin Hamad Al Suhaibani, Director-General of ARCO, who headed the delegation, said, “The injuries are a badge of honour for the UAE nationals. And the martyrs who fell for the sake of humanity or those get injured as a result of such tragic incidents will be witnesses of the UAE’s humanitarian mission.”

The UAE will remain a platform for humanitarian action, given its excellence in relief work worldwide, he added.

Al Suhaibani praised the high spirit of the injured who are receiving treatment at Al Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi. He also expressed his deep sorrow and offered condolences on the martyrs on behalf of the organisation.

Al Suhaibani praised the efforts of the UAE humanitarian agencies whose humanitarian activities would not be deterred by the incident. He also wished the injured a speedy recovery.

He was accompanied by Dr. Ali Qehais, editor of the journal ‘We Are with You.’