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Khalifa Foundation to foot treatment bill of Somalia's terror attack victim

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Abu Dhabi, 11th April, 2015 (WAM) -- In implementation of instructions by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Khalifa Foundation will bear the cost of treatment of Anab Mohammed, a Somali woman, who was injured in the terrorist attack on a hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu in March.

The Somali woman, who was welcomed upon arrival Abu Dhai by Representatives of the foundation, was immediately taken by an ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

A responsible source at the foundation said the Somali wounded woman was airlifted in coordination between the UAE Embassy in Somalia and Somali authorities.

''The patient will receive medical care that is essential to alleviate her suffering and help her to recover faster from injuries,'' the source said.

He told WAM that the humanitarian gesture reflects the UAE's solidarity with the people of Somalia, the close ties between the two people and complements the humanitarian initiatives the UAE is undertaking to ease suffering of the Somali people.

On her part, the Somali injured woman paid tribute to the UAE leadership and people as well as the Khalifa Foundation for the humanitarian kind gesture.

Twelve injured people from Somalia are currently receiving medical treatment in different hospitals in the UAE.

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