The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and essential medical supplies, worth 1.5 million Egyptian pounds, to the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC), whose use has been earmarked for to health facilities in North Sinai. .
This is the ICRC’s third donation to ERC since the start of the coronavirus crisis. “As we enter the second year of the pandemic, the ICRC continues to support the ERC and health centers in their tireless efforts during this exceptional time,” said Jerome Fontana, head of the ICRC delegation in Cairo.
ICRC assistance includes masks, gowns, gloves, body bags and non-touch thermometers. The donation arises from the partnership between the ICRC and the ERC, through which both organizations respond to humanitarian needs in Egypt and the wider region. The ICRC and the ERC are part of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which works to alleviate human suffering, especially during emergencies.
Since the emergence of the coronavirus in Egypt, the ICRC has worked to support health centers and the ERC in their response to the pandemic. Last year, the ICRC donated medical supplies and protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai and to ERC emergency response teams to support their efforts in the fight against Covid-19.
The ICRC is an impartial, neutral and independent organization, present in more than 90 countries around the world, including Egypt, where it has worked for more than 100 years.
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