Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) is proceeding with its constant efforts to support the health sector in Yemen, through a project to distribute cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection machines to needy patients there, with QR 125,000 funding from the General Directorate of Endowments (AWQAF), the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.
May 6, 2015, Katmandu – It has been 48 hours since Qatar Red Crescent has deployed its Health Care Unit (HCU) in Trishuli, Nuwakot, Nepal. Since then, the HCU has provided medical attention to more than 308 local patients with hopes of treating more than 7000 during the upcoming three months. In a swift response to the earthquake that hit Nepal and claimed the lives of more than 7650, the Qatar Red Crescent formed an operation room for collecting information on the situation to define emergency needs.
Qatar Red Crescent has issued an emergency appeal to raise 12 million QAR for the relief of Nepal earthquake victims and allocated 1,000,000 million QAR for emergency relief operations concerning health, sheltering, water, sanitation and restoring family links.
An emergency operation room was formed 30 minutes following the unfortunate news on the earthquake that hit Nepal to assess the situation and define needs based on available information.
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has sent the first convoy of humanitarian aid trucks under Katara's relief campaign for the internally displaced people (IDPs) inside Syria, in cooperation with the partners in Jordan.
Three trucks loaded with in-kind assistance (blankets, mattresses, hygiene materials, clothes, and children's toys) moved from the warehouses of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) in Mafraq, near the Jordan-Syria borders, heading for southern Syria.
Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed recently with the World Food Programme (WFP), Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has received an in-kind grant including 2.17 ton medical and food items used to control malnutrition, as well as the costs of moving the assistance to the target region, as part of the relief efforts for the Malian refugees who fled to Niger due to political and military events in northern Mali.