To support the relief efforts in Pakistan, Etihad Airways staff members have donated funds to the Emirates International Mobile Humanitarian Hospital (EIMHH) based in Pakistan, enabling them to purchase new cardiac monitors and paediatric medication.
The staff’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative was launched in the wake of the devastating floods that swept over nearly a quarter of Pakistan’s total land area in July this year, affecting over 20 million people. Funds were donated anonymously by Etihad staff based in the UAE and across the airline’s network.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are extremely proud of our staff for coming together to contribute to such a worthy cause.
“Working with the Emirates International Humanitarian Hospital in the past has allowed us to channel our efforts into areas in Pakistan that require the most support. EIMHH is on the forefront of relief efforts from the UAE to Pakistan and to countries all over the world. We are fortunate to be one of their partners in their mission of providing medical aid and relief to the thousands of disaster victims across Pakistan.”
Amer Khan, Country Manager Etihad Airways, said: “It is important that organizations like us work together to ensure that the charity efforts are combined to deliver the most impactful results. There are limitless possibilities of what we can achieve together and I am pleased that Etihad Airways has taken this initiative.”
Etihad has been working closely with the Pakistan authorities to transfer medical supplies and humanitarian aid to the country. Earlier this year, Etihad launched its inaugural flight of its A330-200 freighter aircraft to Pakistan, filled with relief supplies.