By John Lee.
The UAE government is set to start work on two new hospital projects to serve Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis in Kurdistan.
The projects, which will include an eye treatment centre, are being carried out with the help of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).
The ERC has already opened a number of new projects for refugees in the region, including the 58-bed Ataya Hospital for Childhood and Motherhood in Erbil, and a camp with 632 serviced residential units.
It also laid the foundation stone for a new fever hospital.