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12 Dec 2018 description
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December 12th, 2018 ― Doha: As part of Qatar's National Day 2018 celebrations, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is planning to launch four medical convoys to Bangladesh, Jordan, Somalia, and Sudan.

Overall, the convoys will treat up to 1,040 patients, at a total cost of $286,500 (more than QR 1 million). They are co-implemented by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Sidra Medicine, and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

26 Jul 2017 description
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July 26th, 2017 ― Doha: Under a joint charitable campaign with Katara Cultural Village, Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has delivered food and nonfood aid to the victims of drought in northern Somalia.

QRCS's mission in Mogadishu distributed more than 200 tons of aid collected as in-kind donations. Dates, beds, mattresses, blankets, and clothes were received by more than 16,000 needy families in the city and towns of Berbera, Somaliland.

05 Jun 2017 description

$2mn Co-Funding

June 5th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) and Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a humanitarian intervention for the victims of drought in Somalia.

The agreement was signed by QFFD Executive Director of Project Development, Misfir Hamad Al-Shahwani, and QRCS Secretary-General, Ali Hassan Al-Hammadi.

15 May 2017 description

May 15th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent's (QRCS) mission in Somalia is set to initiate Ramadan projects worth nearly QR 5.5 million, for the vulnerable groups, to help improve their living standards and mitigate the impact of the three-year drought.

Under its annual Ramadan Iftar, QRCS will distribute food packages to poor families, at a total cost of QR 400,680. Lasting for 15 days each, these distributions will benefit 2,500 families (12,500 people).

22 Jan 2017 description
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January 22nd, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a relief delegation to Somalia, to make a needs assessment and launch a relief response for the victims of drought and civil war in the city of Galkayo.

The response would involve relief, development, and health projects for internally displaced people (IDPs), with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).

The delegation consisted of Naglaa Al-Hajj, Head of International Development, and Ezz Al-Din Al-Galal, Head of Africa Office in Doha headquarters.

07 Nov 2016 description
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November 7th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched the 3rd phase of Integrated Rehabilitation & Development Project in Lower Shebelle, Middle Shebelle, and Banaadir Regions of Somalia.

25 Jul 2016 description
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July 25th, 2016 ― Doha: In one year of the agreement between Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and its Somali counterpart, numerous relief and development projects were implemented for the benefit of victims of drought, amid deteriorated economic, security, and living conditions.

In total, these projects helped more than 175,000 direct beneficiaries, let alone hundreds of thousands of indirect beneficiaries from local communities.

21 Jun 2016 description

June 21st, 2016 ― Doha: Under the Ramadan Iftar program, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is implementing food aid distributions in three African countries, at a total cost of $237,000 (QR 851,579), for the benefit of 24,040 internally displaced people (IDPs).

In Somalia, QRCS's mission in Mogadishu distributes $100,000 food packages to 1,560 families (9,360 people) in several IDP camps across the Banaadir region.

Each package contains 90 kg of food items such as maize, rice, sugar, powdered milk, dates, and vegetable oil.

18 May 2016 description
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May 18th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed today an MoU with the Organization of Islamic Dawa to co-fund and co-implement the third phase of the integrated development and rehabilitation program in Banaadir, Middle Shebelle, and Lower Shebelle, with a budget of $2 million (QR 7.3 million).

The 24-month agreement was signed by Saleh bin Ali Al-Mohannadi, QRCS Secretary-General, and Hammad Abdul-Qader, Director General of the Organization of Islamic Dawa's office in Qatar.

05 Mar 2016 description
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March 5th, 2016 ― Doha: An official delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has visited Kenya to discuss further opportunities of cooperation, capacity building, and promotion of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in the African continent.

Comprising Dr. Aisha Yousef Al-Mannai, QRCS Vice-President, and Dr. Fawzi Oussedik, Head of QRCS International Relations, the delegation was received by Dr. Abbas Gullet, Secretary-General of Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).

23 Feb 2015 description

Qatar Red Crescent's (QRC) Office in Somalia has recently opened a new therapeutic nutrition center at the Badbaado refugee camp in Dharkenley District, southwestern Mogadishu, Somalia, at a total cost of nearly QR 500,000.

The health project will provide medical and therapeutic nutrition services for severely and mildly malnourished patients, particularly children, and treat different types of malnutrition in accordance with the international standards and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Most displaced children at the Badbaado camp are malnourished.

03 Feb 2015 description

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) and Qatar Charity (QC) have recently opened a new health center in Awdheegle District, Lower Shebelle, 120 km south Mogadishu, Somalia, at a cost of QR 280,000 to improve the health care services provided for the local community.

27 Jan 2015 description

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has recently signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to enhance cooperation and coordination in relation to QRC's humanitarian activities in favor of the drought- and typhoon-affected communities throughout Somalia, particularly in health, water, capacity-building, and community resilience.

17 Mar 2014 description

March 17th, 2014, DOHA: Qatar Relief Alliance of Charitable Societies has announced the initiation of phase II of Somalia and the Philippines Relief Project following sending a field team for evaluation and submission of a final findings.

Upon the visit findings, it has been agreed to implement recovery projects at "Puntland" in eastern Somalia to purchase cattle, fishing boats and rehabilitation of some artesian aquifers, health care centers and operation of 4 mobile clinics with total budget of USD 1.86 million.

14 Dec 2013 description

December 14th, 2013, Doha – Qatar Alliance for the Relief of the people of Somalia and Philippines has distributed food and non-food items to 1,000 Somali families in cyclone-hit Puntland as part of its first emergency relief phase.

20 Nov 2013 description

20 November, 2013, Doha – Qatar Solidarity Day with the People of Somalia and Philippines has yielded QAR 31 million just from a 3 hour live-broadcasting fundraiser in addition to 40 tons of goods worth QAR 1 mln.

17 Sep 2009 description

"A mission for Aid, Compassion and Communication"

Continuous shelling, explosions, and open combat among various armed groups in Mogadishu have claimed the lives of dozens of civilians, 170000 people fled since May 2009 and plunged the city into chaos.