JULY 5, 2020 — During a remote video meeting of the Supreme National Committee for Volunteerism during Crises, Chairman and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, stressed that it is important to diversify the volunteering activities of Volunteers.ae. He noted that the work of the committee is mainly connected to the efforts of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). Sheikh Abdullah also encouraged recruiting more volunteers from different backgrounds and nationalities to reflect the UAE's population.
Campaign Milestones and Current Affairs
The campaign team presented a comprehensive progress report in the presence of committee members, namely: Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State; Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing; Dr Mogheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development-Abu Dhabi; Mohamed Abdulla Al Junaibi, Head of Presidential Protocol at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Abdulla bin Touq, Secretary-General of the Cabinet, and Obaid Al Hassan Al Shamsi, Director-General of NCEMA.
During the meeting, Dr Al Jaber noted the work of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) 'Virtual Council' which held 58 remote meetings until the end of June 2020, under the umbrella of the campaign. Al Roumi presented 800-HOPE, the Mental Support Line, reporting that the line has received more than 1,000 calls since its launch on May 19, 2020.
Al Shamsi presented the latest updates to the campaign's initiatives, adding that since the launch of the campaign in April 2020 to June 30, it has attracted 21,847 volunteers from 134 nationalities from around the UAE, including 6,980 citizens and 14,867 residents while offering 185 volunteer opportunities, including 150 field opportunities and 35 virtual opportunities. 7,105 out of them were volunteers from frontline health workers fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
For more information, visit the Volunteers.ae website or contact VOLAE 800 (80086523) or email@example.com.
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