MONTREAL - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed the first contribution by Qatar to the partnership, a pledge of US$10 million to support the Global Fund's goal of ending epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria for good.
MONTRÉAL – Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme a salué aujourd’hui la première contribution du Qatar à son partenariat, une promesse de 10 millions de dollars US à l’appui de l’objectif du Fonds mondial d’en finir pour de bon avec les épidémies de sida, de tuberculose et de paludisme.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.
Large-scale conflicts are a major challenge for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A $12 million agreement has been signed by Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director-General of Qatar Development Fund (QDF), and Fahad bin Mohamed Al-Naimi, Executive Director of Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS), to relieve the Syrian people, amid persistent bad conditions and a deteriorating humanitarian situation.
This agreement represents Qatar's commitment to and interest in helping the victims of the current events in Syria, trying to alleviate the difficulties facing Syrians across the country.
While Islamist extremism in East Africa is often associated with al Shabaab and Somalia, it has been expanding to varying degrees throughout the region.
Militant Islamist ideology has emerged only relatively recently in East Africa—imported from the Arab world—challenging long-established norms of tolerance.
Giving children access inclusive quality education provides them with the opportunity to change their lives for the better. Educate A Child (EAC) is a worldwide initiative launched by Qatar’s Education Above All Foundation that aims to reduce the number of children denied their right to education. Since 2013, UNRWA and EAC have been working in partnership to ensure quality education for all Palestine refugee students affected by the conflict in Syria through its Education in Emergencies programme.
June 28th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Yemen has continued its efforts to support the medical sector in the war-torn country, by initiating the 2nd phase of supplying hospitals with medications and medical consumables as well as dispatching mobile clinics over three days in four Yemeni governorates, at a cost of $272,777 (QR 992,355).
The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.
During Workshop on Strengthening Humanitarian Partnership
Today was the closing of the three-day workshop on 'Strengthening Humanitarian Partnerships with Key Qatari NGO Stakeholders in Syria Crisis', co-organized by Qatar Development Fund (QDF) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The Stabilization Facility for Libya was launched today at the Senior Officials’ Meeting in Tunis in the presence of H.E. Dr. Taher Al-Jehaimi, Minister of Planning in the Libyan Government of National Accord, Mr. Rüdiger König, Director General of Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Peace Building in the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, UNSMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, and Dr. Noura Hamladji, UNDP Libya Country Director.
In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.
This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.
The map shows that the countries which send and receive migrants in Asia and the Middle East all pose extreme or high risks to business of association with trafficking, according to Verisk Maplecroft’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Index. The impact of unethical brokers is critical across the recruitment corridors in the Middle East and Asia. Labour brokers play an essential and unavoidable role in providing workers to suppliers. But, during the recruitment journey, workers – and especially foreign migrants – may become exploited, for example, by paying large fees to one or multiple brokers.
February 23rd, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are continuing to conduct the training program for the Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) over the period 14-24 February.
The purpose of the training is to create an international team for intervention in major disasters, by making situation reports and developing intervention plan and budget, in coordination with the host National Society based on the urgent needs.
The UN and the government of Sudan have signed documents worth $88.5 million in contributions from the State of Qatar for projects in all Darfur states over a period of nearly two years. The majority will be spent on constructing model villages for displaced Darfuris.
Jerusalem, 9 February 2016
"I welcome the ongoing Palestinian unity talks hosted by Qatar. The United Nations supports all efforts undertaken to advance genuine Palestinian reconciliation on the basis of non-violence, democracy and PLO principles.
I urge all sides to follow up on these discussions in good faith and implement previous agreements, in particular those brokered by Egypt. The formation of a National Unity Government that abides by the PLO programme and the conduct of long-overdue elections are important elements of this process.
Following a generous donation of approximately US$ 4.6 million by the Qatar-based Al Fakhoora, a programme of Education Above All Foundation, to UNRWA to undertake maintenance and repair activities across 43 UNRWA schools in Gaza, a delegation from the Qatar Development Fund paid a visit to the UNRWA Al Fakhoora school in North Gaza on 2 February. The delegation was led by executive manager Mr. Ali Al Dabagh and included various representatives from Al Fakhoora Education Programme.
January 19th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed its Social Harmony initiative launched in May 2013 to promote peaceful coexistence and productive capabilities in West Darfur, Sudan.
Lasting for 30 months till December 2015, the project was funded by $500,000 (QR 1,819,340) contribution from Qatar Development Fund (QDF).
Jerusalem, 17 January 2016
On the occasion of the inauguration of the first phase of the City of HH Sheikh Hamad in Gaza and the handing over of 1,060 much needed housing units to Palestinian families whose houses were totally destroyed in the 2014 conflict, the Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov said:
"I take this opportunity to thank the State of Qatar for its relentless efforts and commitment to supporting the Palestinian people in Gaza. The completion of the first phase of this project is a significant step in rebuilding lives and livelihoods in Gaza.