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03 Mar 2015 description

General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

26 Feb 2015 description

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has recently opened the health center of the Kafr Nima town, the West Bank, after renovation, expansion, and equipment in cooperation with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), with $264,933 (QR 964,433) funding from the State of Qatar, represented in the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.

02 Feb 2015 description

General Situation during January 2015 Forecast until mid-March 2015

28 Jan 2015 description
report GAVI Alliance
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Key Outcomes Resources Assured for 2016-2020

Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives

Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.

10 Dec 2014 description

ROME – Following an unprecedented social media campaign, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the tally of contributions by government donors towards the reinstatement of food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

Thanks to substantial support from government partners in donor countries, a total of US$88.4 million has been raised to date. As this exceeds the goal of US$64 million required to fund the refugee programme in December, it allows WFP to cover some of the refugees’ food needs in January.

04 Dec 2014 description

Khartoum, 04 November 2014. During the joint visit to Doha of African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative (JSR) and Joint Chief Mediator a.i. for Darfur, Mr. Abiodun Bashua and Ali Al-Za’tari, UN Resident Coordinator/ Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sudan, the Qatar Development Fund (QVN) signed a USD 1.7 million grant agreement to finance the Darfur Internal Dialogue Consultations, led by the United Nations African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

03 Dec 2014 description

General Situation during November 2014 Forecast until January 2015

01 Dec 2014 description

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The massive displacement of people from and inside the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) as a consequence of the unrelenting conflict in that country has dominated concerns regionally and internationally, threatening the social, political and economic balance of the neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees. Despite the lack of prospects for a short-term resolution of the situation, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon have demonstrated great generosity in welcoming the Syrian refugees and assisting them.

20 Nov 2014 description

Khartoum, Nov. 19 (SUNA)- The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdallah Hamad Al Azraq, has stated that one of the main motives for which the village of Thabit, north Darfur, was picked up by circles hostile to the Sudan as a scene of alleged mass rapes was because the area has witnessed implementation of a number of service and rehabilitation programmes including support for productive families, assistance for agricultural societies and other social cohesion programmes.

05 Nov 2014 description

Doha, 04 November 2014 — The African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative (JSR) and Joint Chief Mediator a.i. for Darfur, Mr. Abiodun Bashua, today held a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of Qatar, H.E. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, in Doha.

During the meeting, the Acting JSR briefed the DPM on the status of implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur, the overall security situation in Darfur, as well as on the ongoing efforts to facilitate negotiations between the Government of Sudan and the Darfur armed movements.

05 Nov 2014 description
report Kuwait News Agency

GAZA, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Qatar pledged to pay for the price of fuel to Gaza Strip's lone power station, the office of former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya and Deputy President of Hamas political bureau, said Tuesday.

The pledge came during a telephone conversation between Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani and Haniya.

26 Oct 2014 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity will hold the first international humanitarian forum in support of Palestine, unprecedented among humanitarian organizations in Qatar. The forum will take place from 29 to 31 October 2014 in Doha, under the slogan ‘Palestine, we are all with you’ and will involve the participation of a number of international, regional and local organizations and institutions.

12 Oct 2014 description

10/12/2014 - 19:49 GMT

by Jo Biddle and Jay Deshmukh

International donors pledged about $5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

The conference in Cairo aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a 50-day July-August war between Israel and Hamas.

"The participants pledged approximately $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros)," said Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende, reading out a closing statement at the conference which Norway co-hosted.

30 Sep 2014 description

(New York, 29 September 2014) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Meraikhi of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, met today to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria and neighbouring countries.

23 Sep 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EL FASHER / NEW YORK (22 Sep .) - The State of Qatar signed a $88.5 million grant agreement with the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund in the North Darfur capital of El Fasher on Sunday.

This single largest donation of Qatar to the UN is one of the main outcomes of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur, signed in Doha in 2011 by the Sudanese government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), led by El Tijani Sese. It will kick-start the implementation of the priorities outlined in the Darfur Development Strategy, launched at the international Donor Conference in April 2013.

18 Sep 2014 description
report IRIN

DUBAI, 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - Gulf countries are ramping up their overseas aid spending by providing hundreds of millions of dollars to emergencies both in the Middle East and further afield while at the same time broadening multilateral engagement and joining global debates on aid effectiveness.

08 Sep 2014 description
report Kuwait News Agency

DOHA, Sept 7 (KUNA) -- Six Qatari aircraft carrying 300 tons of humanitarian aid arrived in Iraqi cities of Irbil and Sulaimaniyah, as well as in Amman, Jordan, to help the Iraqi people, official news agency reported Sunday.

The Qatari aid, sent upon instructions of Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani to help alleviate the suffering of Iraqi people, were delivered over the past three days by Lakhwiya search and rescue team, according to QNA.

01 Sep 2014 description
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Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.74 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 692 million, followed by Palestine with US$ 271 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 40.1% funded with a 59.9% shortfall. Iraq SRP was over funded by 81.2%.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.02 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.41 billion (40%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 3.61 billion (60%).

25 Aug 2014 description

08/25/2014 16:57 GMT

by René SLAMA

DUBAI, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - Qatar, which mediated the release of a US hostage held by Al-Qaeda in Syria, seeks to prove its role in confronting the Islamist radicals it has been accused of supporting, experts say.

The Qatari foreign ministry, in a statement, said the tiny gas-rich nation had "succeeded in releasing American journalist Peter Theo Curtis," after he spent 22 months in captivity.