PDO staff raise RO192,000 for Yemen relief work

Muscat - 

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has donated RO192,000 to help victims of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen following a staff charity appeal, a press release stated. More than 1,900 employees contributed from their salaries to help relieve the suffering of Yemeni citizens caused by the civil conflict, instability, large-scale displacement, food insecurity, child malnutrition and disease.

Abdul Amir Abdul Hussein al Ajmi, external affairs and value creation director, PDO handed over the cheque to Ali Ibrahim Shenoon al Raisi, executive chairman, Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO). PDO is working with OCO, which is subject to government's financial supervision, to effectively utilise the money for humanitarian aid and support the people of Yemen.

Ajmi said, “I would like to thank all PDO employees who have shown a true spirit of compassion to support this noble cause in Ramadan. Their actions and spirit of generosity are in keeping with the true meaning of the holy month of helping those who are less fortunate. We sincerely hope this donation will help make a difference to those who have been affected by the ongoing crisis in Yemen. I would also like to thank OCO for their tremendous and continuous support to PDO in helping to channelise the money to where it is most needed.”

Raisi said, “PDO is the first company to donate to us during the Ramadan period. We are thankful for the continued support from them. The money from PDO will go towards medical funds and specifically to provide medicine.”

PDO contributed almost RO170,000 to Yemen after a staff appeal in 2015. Other fundraising efforts in recent years have included donations for victims of the Nepal earthquake, the Syrian civil war, the Gaza conflict and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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