September 26, 2023

Hyundai Motor Group donates AED3.68m for Morocco and Libya natural disasters

Amount collected from four Hyundai affiliates

Hyundai Motor Group has donated AED3.68 million ($1.1 million) to assist Morocco and Libya in their recovery efforts following the recent severe earthquakes and floods in the two North African nations.

The donated amount comes from the four affiliates of Hyundai Motor Group – Hyundai Motor Company, Kia, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, and Hyundai Engineering.

The funds – AED184,000 ($500,000) for Morocco and AED220,000 ($600,000 for Libya – will be channelled to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies through the Korean Red Cross.

Additional aid

In addition to the financial contribution, Hyundai Motor Company’s Middle East and Africa headquarters, in cooperation with its Moroccan distributor, provides transportation for government-led initiatives for school supplies, psychotherapists, and blood donations.

The Moroccan Hyundai vehicle distributor also offers discounts on damaged vehicle parts and free inspections.

In cooperation with its Moroccan distributor, Kia Middle East and Africa will also donate ambulance vehicles to the Moroccan government and offer support vehicles for local NGOs as part of the Hyundai donation initiative.

Hyundai Motor Company’s Libyan distributors have supported 30 truckloads of relief supplies, such as food and blankets. At the same time, Hyundai Motor Company’s Middle East and Africa headquarters have initiated a unique programme to provide discounts on parts and free inspection of damaged vehicles.

Extra support

Kia’s Libyan distributor also plans to deliver daily necessities such as water, food, and medicine to the affected areas and carry out relief activities, including providing temporary shelters.

Furthermore, Kia Middle East and Africa plans to provide free vehicle maintenance services in Libya as part of the Hyundai donation initiative.

Hyundai Motor Group has provided donations and daily necessities to several previous major international disasters, including the earthquake in Turkey in 2023, Hurricane Ian in the US in 2022, the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia in 2018, and heavy rains in Peru and Colombia in 2017.

With about 250,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor Group’s mobility brands include Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis.

Featured graphic: Hyundai logo. Graphic: Hyundai

Arnold Pinto

Arnold Pinto

Arnold Pinto is an award-winning digital-first journalist with wide-ranging Middle East and Asia experience in the tech, space, aerospace, aviation, defence, luxury watchmaking, business, fashion, and automotive verticals. He is passionate about conserving endangered native wildlife globally and protecting the world’s oceans from plastic pollution, overfishing, and climate change. Arnold enjoys 4x4 off-roading and camping.
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