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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.

03 Dec 2014 description

General Situation during November 2014 Forecast until January 2015

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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SITUATION OVERVIEW

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.

08 Aug 2014 description

Amman

The Government of Qatar has pledged $1 million to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) emergency assistance programme in the Gaza Strip. It has also chartered a cargo of food items and medical supplies for UNRWA to distribute in Gaza.

With support from the Jordan Hashemite Charitable Organization, the in kind assistance will be transferred from Amman to Gaza in the coming days. UNRWA will then truck the aid into Gaza for distribution to the thousands of displaced families in Gaza.

13 Jul 2014 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity has provided an initial QAR 20 million (USD 5.5 million) for the emergency aid and reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Last week, Qatar Charity started delivering its first batch of aid, distributing food packages among families whose houses had been destroyed. This benefited around 200 families.

The packages, which contained basic food items such as cheese, beans, dates, olive oil, tea and sugar, were distributed by the organization's local office in Gaza.

07 Jul 2014 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.216 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 593 million, followed by Afghanistan with US$ 241 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 30.6% funded with a 69.4% shortfall.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.5 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.9 billion (30%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.6 billion (70%).

06 Jul 2014 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity recently signed agreements with Ministries of Agriculture and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the Gaza Strip worth QAR 13 million (USD 3.57 million).

18 Jun 2014 description
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2014 Global Peace Index Report
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2014 Global Peace Index Highlights
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Media Release

We are living in the most peaceful century in human history; however the 2014 Global Peace Index shows that the last seven years has shown a notable deterioration in levels of peace.

The Global Peace Index measures peace in 162 countries according to 22 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. This is the 8th year the index has been produced.

Highlights

Since 2008, 111 countries have deteriorated in levels of peace, while only 51 have increased.

13 Jun 2014 description

Brussels

In Brussels, the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, accepted a contribution of US$ 100,000 from His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Thani Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Head of Mission to the European Union.