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09 Feb 2016 description

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.

03 Feb 2016 description

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.

19 Jan 2016 description
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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).

19 Jan 2016 description

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.

17 Jan 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:17 GMT

  • Reconstruction meets a fraction of Palestinian enclave's needs

  • Gulf state also donates housing complex for poor in central Gaza

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Qatari-funded construction projects have provided 1,000 new dwellings for Palestinians left homeless by the 2014 Gaza war with Israel, and a similar number for low-income families in the territory, officials said on Saturday.

06 Jan 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Minni Minawi, leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-MM), has said that a meeting is scheduled to be held in Paris next week between Sudan’s armed movements and the Qatar government representatives “to discuss and exchange views on solving the problems of Darfur”.

Minawi told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday said that “the Qataris have decided to sit with us next week in Paris for dialogue about what is happening in Darfur and what Qatar’s role is to be in Darfur”.

16 Dec 2015 description
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• IA mission identifies 5,900 new refugees arrived in South Kordofan between July and September 2015.

• Response is underway for the 36,984 people—verified by IOM—in need of aid in North Jebel Marra’s Fanga Suk area.

• In East Darfur, aid organizations start to respond to the needs of an estimated 13,700 returnees to Labado village.

• Qatar will contribute $70 million to construct 10 model villages in Darfur in 2016.

07 Dec 2015 description

This report sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk, including population growth, urbanisation, and conflict.

18 Nov 2015 description

BADIL Resource Center for Residency and Refugee Rights (BADIL) has published the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons since 2002. This edition of the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (Volume VIII) focuses on Palestinian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the period between 2013 and 2015. Unless stated otherwise, statistical data and estimates of the size of this population have been updated in accordance with figures from the end of 2014.

15 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

DOHA, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- Qatar announced on Monday that two aircraft loaded with new batch of aid left Doha for Yemen to help alleviate suffering of the Yemeni people.

The aid inculdes relief materials, medical supplies, medicines and food, the Qatari News Agency (QNA) reported.

This brings Qatar's total relief aid to Yemen up to 356 tons of aid sent through 11 flights, it added. (end) nnd.mmb.hs

12 Oct 2015 description

Funded by Qatar Development Fund

Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) relief staff working in Yemen are going on with their relentless efforts to help the affected by the recent escalated violence across the country.

A new contract was signed with the Thawra Public Hospital in Taiz to open a surgical emergency center, as part of the quick intervention project, with funding from Qatar Development Fund (QVN).

14 Sep 2015 description

DOHA – The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Qatar Development Fund and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding providing US$1 million to address the food crisis arising from the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, which has led to the deterioration of the humanitarian and health situations, widespread population displacement and disruption of livelihoods since fighting erupted in December 2013.

08 Sep 2015 description

Educate A Child (EAC) is a global initiative launched by Qatar’s Education Above All Foundation. The programme aims to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide who are denied their right to education. Since December 2013, UNRWA and EAC have worked together to find innovative ways to bring education to all Palestine refugee children affected by the conflict in Syria.

07 Sep 2015 description

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Monday 9/7/2015 - 14:17 GMT | 276 words

Qatar hit out Monday at countries for unfulfilled aid pledges to conflict-hit Darfur, as Doha announced it will spend about $70 million this year building 10 villages in the Sudanese region.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Mahmoud told reporters following a Darfur donors' meeting in the Qatari capital that he was "not completely satisfied" with aid levels and would look for new donors.

07 Sep 2015 description

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Monday 9/7/2015 - 04:06 GMT

As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees languish in camps or risk their lives to reach Europe, questions are being asked about why wealthy Gulf states have accepted so few.

By the end of August, more than four million Syrians had fled their country but very few if any refugees have been officially accepted by the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

28 May 2015 description

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Thursday 5/28/2015 - 14:25 GMT

Gas-rich Qatar pledged $50 million on Thursday to help Indonesia shelter Muslim Rohingya migrants from Myanmar, the official QNA news agency reported.

Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have all prevented vessels overloaded with starving migrants from Bangladesh and from Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya minority from landing on their shores.

21 May 2015 description

ROME and DOHA – Qatar Charity, Qatar’s largest NGO, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a partnership agreement that will allow Qatar-based companies and individuals to support WFP in building a world with zero hunger.

WFP is recognized as a global leader in the area of corporate partnerships with a history of helping companies express their corporate social responsibility through initiatives that benefit communities in need and achieve a measurable, positive impact.

19 May 2015 description
report GAVI Alliance

Funding will help Vaccine Alliance protect millions of children from infectious disease

DOHA, 14 May 2015 – The Qatar Development Fund and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance signed today a landmark Contribution Agreement, under which the State of Qatar agreed to make a multi-year financial pledge to help immunise children in the world’s poorest countries against vaccine-preventable diseases.

07 May 2015 description
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1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.03 billion. The largest recipient wasSyria, with US$ 465 million, followed by Iraq with US$ 88.6 million. Yemen recently launched a Flash Appeal requesting $273.7 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 17.4% funded with a 82.6% shortfall.