Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba Leads Foreign Aid Effort
EWI board member Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the United States, was featured in The Washington Post in an article on his country's efforts to offer substantial amounts of foreign aid in the United States.
“We spot needs and we try to help,” said Otaiba.
The article focused on major UAE contributions to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, which included a $5 million gift to build a neonatal intensive care unit and $1 million towards student laptops.
The article noted that the donations "mark a small but remarkable shift in global economic power."