Etihad Aviation Group donates to Syrian refugee children in Athens

Etihad Aviation Group

Eager to assist those in need, Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) recently donated school and home necessities, including stationery sets, story books, garments, blankets, socks and activity packs, to over 1,000 Syrian refugee children at the Ritsona refugee camp, located near the Greek capital.

The generous donation follows a series of fundraisers and volunteer events that took place in Abu Dhabi, including EAG’s sixth Annual Ramadan Charity Football Tournament.

A delegation, made up of senior diplomats from the UAE Embassy in Greece and volunteers from Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi and Athens teams, visited the camp to hand over the donation to Emirates Red Crescent.

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The special charity event coincided with United Nations Universal Children’s Day and supported the global education initiative to help underprivileged students pursue their studies.

Senior vice president and general manager, Etihad Airport Services Ground – Abu Dhabi Hub, Khaled Al Mehairbi, who is also the chairman of the Etihad Sports and Social Committee, said: “We are pleased to continue our Year of Giving project work, focusing on Syrian refugee children around the region, and provide them with these items which particularly assists them with their studies.

“The children have had to endure such tough times and so to be able to show our support will hopefully make a big difference. Our thanks go to all parties who supported this donation including Emirates Red Crescent, the UAE Embassy in Greece and the local Etihad Airways team,” he added.