Free meals for frontline health workers in UAE

By DG staff

ABU DHABI 11 April 2020: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has joined forces with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) to provide meals for frontline health professionals fighting the Covid-19.

FAB has pledged Dh1 million to help cover the needs of clinics across the UAE by providing meals to employees, to assist with their running costs in these exceptional times. The initiative is designed to aid those working tirelessly to ensure the safety of communities and the country at large.

Andre Sayegh, Group Chief Executive Officer, FAB, said: “We share our heartfelt gratitude to all healthcare professionals across the UAE who are working relentlessly on the frontline to keep us all safe. We are deeply proud of them and hope that by giving a little back, we can play our part in the nation’s fight against Covid-19. The work that Emirates Red Crescent does is invaluable and we are humbled to be part of this initiative. We look forward to continuing our work with the Emirates Red Crescent as we support our community during this time.”

The collaboration is a continuation of FAB’s initiatives for the wider community during the Covid-19 outbreak. FAB has previously partnered with the Ministry of Education to support its distance learning platform. The bank is providing laptops worth Dh5 million to students, a partnership that reflects efforts to enhance cooperation between public and private institutions and to nurture the next generation of talent in the country, said Wam.

FAB had also launched a range of essential financial relief measures for customers. These include postponing payments on a wide range of loans for SMEs and individuals, and suspending or reducing fees and charges on many products.

FAB said it will continue to work closely with the UAE’s government entities and humanitarian bodies to support its customers and the larger UAE community.



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