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QRCS Opens New Medical Services for Syrians in Lebanon [EN/AR]


February 19th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has opened a series of humanitarian projects with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) in the Bekaa, Lebanon.

Also, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the Chairman of KRCS, Dr. Helal Al-Sayer, and Head of QRCS's Mission in Lebanon, Omar Katerji. Then, they visited the new projects, accompanied by the officials of both Missions.

The tour was attended by a representative of the Lebanese Minister of Refugee Affairs, a representative of the Ambassador of Qatar to Lebanon, the chargé d'affaires of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Beirut, the Chief Doctor of Zahlé, representative of the Lebanese Red Cross, the Mayor of Majdal Anjar, and the Chairman of Ghiras Al-Khair Foundation.

First, the group inaugurated a mobile mammography clinic in Majdal Anjar, which offers a full range of services, from awareness to examination, diagnosis, and treatment.

Dr. Al-Sayer said the project is of key importance, as statistics show that one in eight women are prone to breast cancer. "This service will be addressed at women in remote refugee camps, to ensure early detection and high curability," he added.

According to the Kuwaiti chargé d'affaires, these joint projects are one more addition to the humanitarian track record of the partners.

The representative of the Qatari Ambassador noted that the projects are part of the ceaseless humanitarian support extended by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Majdal Anjar is a border village that hosts 40,000-45,000 Syrian refugees.

Later, the $70,000 agreement was signed at the Bekaa Hospital, Taanayel, to cover the costs of dialysis for 20 renal patients over three months. Also, kidney transplantations will be performed for more six months.


About Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS)

Established in 1978, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is a humanitarian volunteering organization that aims to assist and empower vulnerable individuals and communities without partiality or discrimination.

QRCS is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which consists of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and 190 National Societies. QRCS is also a member of several GCC, Arab, and Islamic organizations, such as the Islamic Committee of International Crescent and the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO). In this legally recognized capacity, QRCS has access to disaster and conflict zones, thus serving as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its humanitarian efforts — a role that distinguishes it from other local charities and NGOs.
QRCS operates both locally and internationally and has ongoing international relief and development projects in a number of countries throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe. QRCS's humanitarian actions include providing support in disaster preparedness, disaster response, risk reduction, and disaster recovery. To mitigate the impact of disasters and improve the livelihoods of affected populations, QRCS provides medical services, healthcare, and social development to local communities. It is also active at the humanitarian advocacy front. With the help of a vast network of trained, committed staff and volunteers, QRCS aspires to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

QRCS works under the umbrella of the seven international humanitarian principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.
For more information, please contact Fareed Adnan, Head of Media Affairs, Communication Department, Tel.: +974 5583 7338, email: fareed@qrcs.org.qa.