Al Ansari Exchange extends support to unsheltered Pakistani flood victims

Al Ansari Exchange extends support to unsheltered Pakistani flood victims
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Published September 7th, 2010 - 11:17 GMT

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Al Ansari Exchange, a leading provider of worldwide remittance and foreign exchange services, has extended its support to the victims of the massive floods in Pakistan, which has left over 4 million people homeless, in addition to major casualties and destruction of properties and crops. A total cash aid amounting to AED 200,000 has been placed under the supervision of UAE Red Crescent, which will use the funds to distribute tents and emergency shelters to help house thousands of flood victims.

"Our sympathies go to the thousands upon thousands of victims of this catastrophe, and as a responsible corporate citizen and being a member of the international community, we are doing the best we can to help the unfortunate victims, by providing them with the most basic need of shelter and food. By doing our share, we hope to make a difference in the lives of the people affected by the floods during this Holy Month of Ramadan," said Mohammed Ali Al Ansari, Managing Director, Al Ansari Exchange.

Al Ansari Exchange has been steadily supporting relief aid activities for victims of natural calamities and other disasters across the globe. With a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, the company was a part of the UAE Ministry of Health's initiative, and donated AED 7 million towards the construction and set up of 'Shoukah Medical Centre' in a remote area of Shoukah, Ras Al Khaimah. The company also extended help to the victims of the deadly floods in the Philippines as a result of two typhoons that ravaged the country last year, by launching a fund-raising campaign that involved automatic donations of AED 1 for every Philippine-bound transfer. In addition to charitable donations, Al Ansari is also active in supporting health and environment causes, having recently organised a blood donation drive in partnership with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, and through its efforts to encourage conservation of energy and other resources among its staff. 

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