Etihad Airways has collaborated with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) globally and with Emirates Red Crescent in the Middle East, to support basic infection control and adequate containment measures for refugees and other forcibly displaced people.
To gather support for this initiative, the airline is encouraging its members of their Etihad Guest programme to donate their to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in refugee settings.
Donated miles will be used to purchase essential healthcare equipment including ventilators, gloves, masks and soap. Members who have donated will receive information detailing the monetary value of how their miles have helped those impacted or at risk by the pandemic.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “In these extraordinary times, we need to demonstrate solidarity and cooperation to support those in need. Coronavirus does not discriminate and hits the most vulnerable the hardest. Our members have always been so charitable when donating miles and we thank them in advance for continuing to be so generous with their hard-earned miles”.