NBK staff in front of the cargo plane to Somalia
National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) contributed in airlifting the first cargo plane of emergency aid, foodstuffs and medical supplies as emergency relief for famine-stricken people in Somalia. The aid flight comes as part of a large-scale emergency donation campaign launched by NBK through all its branches and channels in collaboration with the Fundraising People’s Committee and Kuwait Red Crescent Society.
The Kuwaiti military cargo plane, carrying the aid, foodstuffs and medical supplies provided by NBK headed to Mogadishu Airport Monday. The distribution of this lifesaving humanitarian aid for the famine-hit people in Somalia will be coordinated through Kuwait Red Crescent Society and other international emergency aid organizations and authorities.
NBK marked the launch of its large-scale philanthropic and fundraising campaign by donating USD 500,000 to help the people in Somalia suffering from the famine. A special NBK account number (1000354951) has been set up to channel donations in collaboration with the Fundraising People’s Committee. NBK also mobilized all its branches and channels including Call Centre 1801801 and Watani Online (WOL) at www.nbk.com to receive donations, in addition to the various internal initiatives carried out by NBK employees and their families to raise emergency aid funds.
NBK's prompt and positive action was also manifested in providing assistance and support to the concerned philanthropic and charity organizations and associations that worked to give a helping hand to the Somali people during this crisis, notably the Fundraising People's committee and Kuwait Red Crescent Society.