AIRO - 7 February 2018: Al Azhar has dispatched a medical convoy to Burkina Faso to conduct free check-ups, perform surgeries and provide free medicines for patients.
The convoy, sent upon directives from Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb, included six tons of medicines and medical supplies, Al Azhar said in a Wednesday statement.
As many as 24 doctors from Al Azhar University are participating in the convoy that will start its activities on Wednesday through Feb 19, the statement added.
On November 25, Al-Azhar’s relief delegation in Cox's Bazar city distributed 100 tons of relief items a week ago, Al-Azhar relief convoy head Mohamed Al-Abd said.
Al-Abd added that the distribution is approximately 2,000 cartons a day, in addition to blankets.
Moreover, the relief delegation from Al-Azhar arrived in Bangladesh on November 21 to distribute food, blankets, and medical and shelter aid. Al-Azhar, the world’s most prestigious Islamic institution, has rejected the establishment of permanent refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar city, Bangladesh.