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Title: TFIZ01: UAEG OFFERS MEDICAL TREATMENT TO

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03ABUDHABI17692003-04-14 05:49:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Abu Dhabi
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TELEGRAM                                           April 14, 2003


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From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 1769 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     EAID, PREL, PGOV, PHUM                                 

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Subject:  TFIZ01: UAEG OFFERS MEDICAL TREATMENT TO INJURED IRAQIS

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UNCLAS        ABU DHABI 01769

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

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM:RAALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON:CCRUMPLER
CLEARED: ECON:TWILLIAMS; POL:SWILLIAMS

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RUEHKU
DE RUEHAD #1769 1040549
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 140549Z APR 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9396
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUMICEA/USCINCCENT INTEL CEN MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEHDI/AMCONSUL DUBAI PRIORITY 3032
RUEHKU/AMEMBASSY KUWAIT 0841
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 001769 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR IRAQ TASK FORCE, ALSO NEA/ARP, NEA/RA, 
PRM/ANE, AND IO/UNP 
KUWAIT FOR HOC 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: EAID PREL PGOV PHUM IZ TC
SUBJECT:  TFIZ01: UAEG OFFERS MEDICAL TREATMENT TO 
INJURED IRAQIS 
 
REF: ABU DHABI 1662 AND PREVIOUS 
 
¶1.  The Office of the Chairman of the General Health 
Authority for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Hamed bin Zayid 
Al-Nahyan publicly announced on April 13 that the UAE 
Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has been authorized to 
transport wounded Iraqi civilians to the UAE for 
medical treatment.  The spokesman said that the UAEG 
recognizes that Iraqi hospitals are simply overwhelmed 
by the number of patients, and the types of trauma 
encountered, since the onset of hostilities in Iraq. 
 
¶2.  According to press reports, each state-run hospital 
in Abu Dhabi Emirate reserves part of its facilities to 
treat foreign patients in extraordinary circumstances. 
The medical care would be provided free of charge, and 
the RCA would arrange for the transport of the wounded 
from Iraq.  Comment: The announcement is not unusual 
for the UAEG, which also offered free medical treatment 
to wounded Palestinians following the devastation of 
the Jenin refugee camp last year.  We will seek to 
coordinate this effort with the RCA through the 
Humanitarian Operations Center (HOC) in Kuwait, and 
provide further details when we receive them.  End 
comment. 
 
Wahba