Authorities in Abu Dhabi have helped repatriate over 293,000 workers to their home countries since March 2020. This was done after making sure the workers had received all their dues and were Covid-free.
More than 1.3 million workers benefited from assistance offered by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis & Disasters Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic.
This includes covering the costs of Covid-19 screening for workers and all those living in workers’ complexes and industrial cities; providing free medical treatment to infected workers; coordinating with entities to facilitate and accelerate all legal procedures related to workers’ rights; and negotiating with third parties to cover any overdue payments for companies, enabling them to pay their workers’ wages.
Over 400 residents of industrial cities were trained to provide psychological support to workers. Awareness materials in five languages about the virus were distributed.