Abu Dhabi, 29 December 2009: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has announced it will cover the cost of urgent operations for unprivileged people in the UAE. The move is aligned with the Red Crescent Authority’s humanitarian programs within the UAE, and reflects ADFD’s commitment to ensuring unprivileged people who suffer medical conditions receive the care and support they need to alleviate their suffering.
Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Acting Director General of ADFD said: "Our commitment to supporting underprivileged segments of the local society falls in line with the Corporate Social Responsibility programmes adopted by ADFD, which are also in line with the Fund's policy and activities in supporting the improvement of different societies around the world”.
“We are delighted to partner with the Red Crescent on this initiative, which will help identify the community needs as we continue to play an active role in facilitating developments. We are always keen to strengthen partnerships with civil society organizations that will ultimately bring about even greater benefit to those that need it." He added
Commenting on this initiative, HE Mohamed Khalifa Ahmed Al Qamzi the Secretary General of the Red Crescent stressed the strategic role the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development plays in supporting humanitarian issues and developing standards of living for underprivileged people around the world, noting that ADFD’s support in this project demonstrates the Fund’s commitment to addressing such humanitarian situations.
HE Mohamed Khalifa Ahmed Al Qamzi highlighted that this initiative will contribute to providing the treatment capacity for patients in need of urgent surgical operations and who are unable to pursue a normal life.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, a national institution of the Government of Abu Dhabi, was established in 1971 to support developing countries through the provision of soft loans to finance development projects in those countries, in addition to investments and long-term contributions in the developing countries.