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December 4th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched its Warm Winter campaign, which seeks to distribute QR 14 million winterization aid for more than 225,000 beneficiaries in nine countries.
Under the theme of 'Journey of Giving', this is the 13th edition of the annual campaign, which has over the past few years reached out to millions of affected populations across Asia and Africa.
September 26th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed this morning a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland, to provide a cooperative framework within which the parties can develop and implement activities.
June 20th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) is pursuing its Ramadan Iftar program in 11 countries, at a total cost of QR 4,899,830, distributing Ramadan Iftar meals and food packages to 78,837 poor people in Jordan, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Central African Republic (CAR).
In Jordan, QRCS distributed $37,000 food aid to 45,920 Syrians and Jordanians in Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, and Madaba, in cooperation with many local and international charities. These distributions included 500 food packages and 8,420 Iftar meals.
November 22nd, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched its annual 'Warm Winter' campaign to provide winterization aid for 206,000 beneficiaries in several countries, with a total budget of QR 10 million.
In a press conference this morning, QRCS Secretary-General, Ali Hassan Al-Hammadi, said the campaign seeks donations from Qatari benefactors not only to make the target families warm during the winter, but also to revive their hopes, preserve their dignity, and alleviate their deprivation.
April 23rd, 2016 ― Doha: A high-profile delegation of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) participated in the 12th meeting of the Committee of Presidents of Red Crescent Societies in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf's (GCC).
The meeting was hosted by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. QRCS was represented by Dr. Mohamed bin Ghanem Al-Ali Al-Maadheed, President, Mr. Saleh bin Ali Al-Mohannadi, Secretary-General, and Dr. Fawzi Oussedik, Head of International Relations.
February 28th, 2016 ― Doha: The 10-day Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.) Course has lately been concluded in Beirut, Lebanon. It was organized by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Lebanese Red Cross (LRC), and Qatar University (QU).
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.
February 20th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is organizing the 10-day Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.) Course in Beirut, Lebanon, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Lebanese Red Cross (LRC), and Qatar University (QU).
The purpose of this course is to improve the field work of local, regional, and international relief organizations, ensuring immediate health intervention to control diseases and epidemics in accordance with the ethical and humanitarian standards.
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has lately signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to serve as a general framework for their systematically coordinated relations, through exchange of experience, cooperation in projects, and other forms of joint action.
Lasting for five years, renewable, the MoU was signed by Mr. Saleh bin Ali Al-Mohannadi, QRC Secretary General, and Dr. Ibrahim Al-Ziq, Gulf Area Representative, UNICEF.
Doha-Qatar: Humanitarian aid professionals have gathered in Doha to attend a 10-day aid-management course which begins today. The course, entitled Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.), is being held for only the second time in the Arab world.