Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) launched a QR 34 million fundraising campaign to support the global coronavirus control efforts.
In a statement today, QRCS said the campaign will target over 5 million beneficiaries in 10 countries: Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Mali, Iraq, Yemen, Bangladesh, Syria and Palestine.
The new drive comes in response to the appeal issued by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to raise funds to combat the coronavirus pandemic, especially in poor countries which lack resources to withstand its consequences.
Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of QRCS said, “Humanitarian action is particularly important in disaster zones. In the face of an emergency that affects almost every country in the world, QRCS is one of the first responders. With its preparedness strategy, it is well in place to deal with any crisis immediately. Our representation missions in 22 countries are coordinating with the host national societies on capacity-building and preventive measures.” He emphasized that this initiative to stand by humanity is not something new; it is a deep-rooted tradition of QRCS since its establishment in 1978, inspired by the Qatari culture and values.
QRCS has identified the areas of its work and projects to be implemented from this global humanitarian campaign in each of the mentioned countries most in need, as well as ways and means of donation.
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