Hyundai Motor Group has announced a $1.1 million dollar contribution to aid Libya and Morocco, in their recovery following severe floods and earthquakes.
The donations come from the four affiliates of Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai Motor Company, Kia, Hyundai Engineering and Construction, and Hyundai Engineering).
These funds are split between, $500,000 for Morocco and $600,000 for Libya. These will be channelled to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), through the Korean Red Cross.
In a statement by the group on Tuesday, it stated that Hyundai’s Libyan distributors have so far supported 30 truckloads of relief supplies, such as food and blankets.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor Company Middle East and Africa Headquarters has initiated a special program to provide discounts on parts, and free inspection of damaged vehicles.
It noted that Kia’s Libyan distributor also plans to deliver daily necessities such as water, food, and medicine to the affected areas. As well as carry out relief activities, including the provision of temporary shelters.
Furthermore, Kia Middle East and Africa FZE plans to provide free vehicle maintenance services in Libya.
On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres called a flood that killed thousands in Derna, Libya a “symbol of the world’s ills.”
“Even as we speak now, bodies are washing ashore from the same Mediterranean sea where billionaires sunbathe on their super yachts,” Guterres said in the opening of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
“Derna is a sad snapshot of the state of our world – the flood of inequity, of injustice, of inability to confront the challenges in our midst.”
Guterres noted that those who lost their lives in Derna as a result of “massive, unprecedented floods were victims of conflict, indifference, and the failure of leaders to find a path to peace.”