Abu Dhabi, September 19, 2010
Methaq Takaful Donates AED 500,000 to RCS Relief Campaign for Flood Victims in
Methaq Takaful Insurance Co. has donated AED 500,000 to a
special nationwide relief campaign launched by the UAE Red Crescent Society
(RCS) in support of the victims of the devastating flood which recently hit
The campaign dubbed: "Awnukum" (Arabic for: Your Help), which is in
line with the directives of UAE President, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, is aimed at reaching out to the victims of the flood in Pakistan to
alleviate their sufferings.
Mr. Mohammed Al-Alawi, Executive Support Manager, Methaq Takaful, presented the
cheque to Mr. Mohammed Al-Hammadi, RCS Deputy Secretary General for Local
Affairs, at the RCS headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the subject, Mr. Abdullah Al-Maamari, Managing Director, Methaq
Takaful said: “ The donation towards the relief and humanitarian assistance
campaign embarked upon by the RCS is to provide support to the people of
Pakistan in this time of difficulty and to alleviate their sufferings, as a
result of the devastating flood which hit a large portion of that brotherly
He pointed out that the donation underscores Methaq Takaful’s commitment towards
its social responsibility obligations, besides the noble mission of reaching out
to people in distress, thereby supporting social solidarity and contributing to
sponsoring of social and humanitarian interests through the special bodies
entrusted with playing that role in the UAE. Notable among them being the RCS,
which is the pioneer of humanitarian and relief works in the country, with
enviable track record in humanitarian works inside and outside the country.
For his part, Al-Hammadi praised Methaq Takaful for its initiative, which, he
said, manifests the company’s commitment to assisting the needy and other people
in distress, including victims of natural disasters like flood, earthquake and
others, adding that Methaq Takaful will continue to assist the RCS in boosting
its efforts of building bridges between donors and people in distress.
He pointed out that the RCS, thanks to the support it receives from individuals,
institutions and corporate bodies like Methaq Takaful, has succeeded in reaching
out to many people around the world to alleviate their sufferings. He said the
RCS had also succeeded in providing valuable assistance to those in need inside
the country, making it achieve its objectives through its various activities
which cover various humanitarian areas in many countries of the world,
particularly, those hit by natural disasters.