QRCS launches Ramadan 1440 A.H. campaign

Report
from Qatar Red Crescent Society
Published on 22 Apr 2019

April 22nd, 2019 ― Doha: Under the theme of "A Call for Mercy", Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) announced today the launch of its annual Ramadan campaign for the year 1440 A.H.

The new drive comprises a wide range of humanitarian operations in 22 countries, at a total value of QR 48 million. These operations include 18 Ramadan Iftar projects in 11 countries throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
In a press conference, the launch was announced to reporters by Ibrahim Abdullah Al-Maliki, Chief Executive Director of QRCS. Dr. Mohamed Salah Ibrahim, Executive Director of Relief and International Development, and Manal Issa Al-Fahaid, Consultant for Partner and VIP Donor Relations, took part in the event.

Mr. Al-Maliki said, “As usual every year, we launch our annual charity and humanitarian campaign for the holy month of Ramadan. It is a bridge of mercy between those with kind and benevolent hearts on the one hand, and the needy, the poor, the displaced, and the homeless everywhere on the other. We seek to alleviate their suffering and bring a smile to their faces”.

“Inspired by our noble Islamic teachings and QRCS’s humanitarian message, this year’s campaign is titled ‘A Call for Mercy’. Mercifulness is what touches your heart when you see a poor person, makes you feel compassionate towards them, and motivates you to give as much as you can to make their life a better one,” he explained. “Our Prophet (PBUH) is described as the ideal example of mercy: {And We have not sent you but as a mercy to the worlds}”.

Then, Dr. Ibrahim gave an overview of the details of the drive, which involves 171 projects for up to 905,000 beneficiaries in Qatar and internationally. “First, there are Ramadan-bound projects of Iftar meals, food vouchers, Zakat-ul-Fitr, and Eid clothing. These projects will be implemented in Qatar, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Palestine, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Sudan, Somalia, and Central African Republic,” said Dr. Ibrahim.

Another track, he added, was the year-round projects. A total of 119 relief and development projects will be carried out in 22 countries, covering health care, shelter, water and sanitation, livelihood, and education. “In Qatar, we plan to implement 34 health and socioeconomic projects,” he said.

Ms. Al-Fahaid thanked Qatar's Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA) for their contributions to the campaign. “For over 17 years now, QRCS has been mobilizing generous donations from Qatari individuals and institutions, to reach out to millions of vulnerable people,” she said.

To donate to QRCS's Ramadan campaign, you can use any of the following channels:

  • Online donation (www.qrcs.org.qa);

  • Bank transfer to QRCS's account with QIIB (IBAN:
    QA66QIIB000000001111126666003);

  • QRCS's headquarters at Old Salata, Corniche (44027777);

  • Hotlines: 16002 – 66644822 – 66666364;

  • QRCS's RACA-licensed agents at malls and shopping centers; and - Send an SMS with “32” to 92216 (QR 100), 92092 (QR 500), or 92246 (QR 1,000). ##End of Text## About Qatar Red Crescent (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 191 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.