The volunteers for the programme come from 126 different nationalities
The ‘UAE Volunteers’ initiative has attracted 16,502 field and online volunteers from 126 nationalities since being launched a month ago, according to a statement from the campaign.
The UAE Volunteers campaign is the first initiative from the Higher National Committee for Volunteering during Crises.
In a statement, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Higher National Committee for Regulating Volunteering during Crises, praised the ‘unprecedented achievements’ made by the campaign amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The impressive participation in the campaign and immense scale of contributions made in only one month after its launch under the current challenging circumstances embody the human values deeply rooted in the UAE,” he said.
“[The volunteers] reflect the prevailing spirit of optimism, especially when we see the participants coming from 126 nationalities, with their numbers hitting 16,502 till today,” he added.
Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and vice-chairman of the campaign, said that “UAE Volunteers, which comes under exceptional circumstances, enhances social togetherness and solidarity between various segments of society, including Emiratis and residents, from various nationalities, with the ultimate goal of surviving the current trying times."