November 14th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has made a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society (PNGRCS), to work together in response to the earthquake disasters in the Oceanian country.
The agreement was signed by Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of QRCS, and Uvenama Rova, Secretary-General of PNGRCS. It will establish a bilateral humanitarian partnership in relieving the victims of a series of destructive quakes that hit several parts of Papua New Guinea in February, April, and October 2018.
November 11th, 2018 ― Doha: The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have signed a grant agreement of QR 4 million, to deliver primary and secondary health care for the Rohingya people forced to move to Bangladesh, and to provide shelter for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
The agreement was signed by Sultan Ahmed Al-Aseeri, Manager of Country Programs at QFFD, and Youssef Abdullah Al-Sada, Executive Director of QRCS.
November 9 th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical convoy to Sudan, on a medical mission of treating 4,000 patients and performing 500 cataract surgeries in El-Obeid, the state of North Kurdufan.
The project is implemented in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Ministry of Health's provincial office, and the National Health Insurance Fund.
November 5th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have signed a $5 million funding agreement to meet the humanitarian and medical needs of more than 680,000 beneficiaries in Yemen.
The agreement was signed by Mansoor Abdullah Al-Dehaimi, Executive Director for Shared Services, QFFD, and Youssef Abdullah Al-Sada, Executive Director, QRCS.
November 3rd, 2018 ― Doha: In support of the health sector of Palestine, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has provided medical equipment for the department of premature births at Al-Razi Hospitals in Jenin, the West Bank.
At a total cost of $19,627, the new procurement is estimated to help 10,800 beneficiaries, including 1,800 direct and 9,000 indirect beneficiaries.
October 24th, 2018 ― Doha: A new project has been launched by Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Lebanon to provide clean drinking water for the Syrian refugee camps in Arsal, Beqaa Governorate.
The purpose of the three-month project is to address the problems facing both the refugee and host communities, by distributing potable water to 36,000 persons per day, or the total populations of 63 camps.
October 15th, 2018 ― Doha: One week after the beginning of the 'Little Hearts' program, which is being conducted by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan, 21 children have undergone cardiac catheterizations at the Amiri Medical Complex, with a 100% success rate.
First, the registered kids come with their parents to the hospital in Kabul, where they are examined to verify the diagnosis and prepare them for the procedure.
October 14th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed the external monitoring of the polio vaccination of children in Syria, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
A trained QRCS team accompanied the vaccination personnel across Afrin City to monitor the vaccination process and ensure compliance with international standards.
October 13th, 2018 ― Doha: Under its large-scale response to the humanitarian crisis in Al-Hudaydah, Yemen, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has breathed life into the collapsing health sector in Sanaa.
A new plan is in progress to provide primary health care for the population displaced from Al-Hudaydah due to the recent escalation of violence.
It is based on an appeal issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to mobilize international humanitarian support for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sanaa.
October 11th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched its 'Little Hearts' program, with a plan to treat 45 children with congenital heart defects in Afghanistan.
At a total cost of $151,000, the kids will undergo cardiac catheterization procedures at the Amiri Medical Complex in Kabul. The 8-day program is coordinated with the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) and Afghanistan's Ministry of Health.
October 7th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has taken part in a fundraising campaign supervised by the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA) to mobilize national and international support for Gaza.
Under the theme of "Gaza Deserves to Live", the drive is aimed at pushing forward the development and reconstruction of Gaza, whose 2 million population live in a severe calamity amid blockade and closure of border crossings for 10 years now.
October 6th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) to launch the 13th edition of the 'Little Hearts' program.
Under the agreement, 45 children with congenital heart defects will undergo cardiac catheterization procedures, at a total cost of $151,000 (or QR 550,000) raised from the contributions of benevolent donors in Qatar.
October 3rd, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has responded to the 7.7-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Sulawesi island, central Indonesia.
Just following the disaster, the Disaster Management Information Center (DMIC) was activated to monitor the repercussions. Out of the Emergency Response Fund, a $200,000 contribution was allocated for initial response.
September, 2018 ― Doha: "My ambition is to become a well-known maker of handicraft and art works, in order to maintain my family after the death of my late father," said Tahrir Mosleh (27) as she was awarded a microenterprise under Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) project to improve the living conditions of poor families in the Gaza Strip.
October 1 st, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) relief program in Mosul is making a steady progress, providing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for more than 20,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) at the Al-Salamiya IDP Camp.
Co-funded by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and QRCS, the fivemonth project involves the distribution of drinking water, maintenance of sanitation facilities, removal of wastewater, and collection of garbage.
Partnership to support mid- and long-term recovery plan in worst affected districts
September 30th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the flood-affected communities in Kerala.
September 24th, 2018 ― Doha: Typhoon Mangkhut, which hit the Philippines on 15 September 2018, left behind more than 100 killed and missing, 49,000 damaged houses, and 128,000 displaced people. The tropical storm weighed heavily on infrastructure, schools, health facilities, and agriculture, with losses amounting to $340 million.
September 23rd, 2018 ― Doha: In a big ceremony in the Gaza Strip, the new Department of Cardiology at the Nasser Medical Complex was reopened, following a renovation project funded by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS).
The ceremony was attended by government officials, decision-makers, representatives of QRCS's representation office in Gaza, and media reporters.
September 16th, 2018 ― Doha: In response to Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong), which hit northern Philippines three days ago, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has allocated $100,000 from its Disaster Response Fund for initial relief. Blankets, shelter kits, and hygiene kits will be delivered to 500 most-affected households (2,500 people).
Also, a fundraising drive has been launched to raise $1 million (QR 3.65 million) for an extended relief program. These funds will be used to provide diverse aid in shelter, health care, water and sanitation, food security, and livelihood.
September 15th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has immediately responded to Cyclone Mangkhut, a category-5 tropical storm that hit the Philippines this weekend.
On Friday, QRCS's Disaster Information Management Center (DIMC) was activated to keep up-to-date with the disaster, analyze the field reports about the situation, and outline the intervention plans to help the victims.