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.
September 11th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently been watching closely the situation in Syria, developing an emergency response plan to deal with a potential mass displacement movement in the northern parts of the country.
In a report issued in August about the humanitarian impact of any military escalation, the United Nations estimates that around 900,000 civilians would be displaced over the coming six months, including 700,000 within Idlib alone.
September 9 th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the United Nations 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan in Mosul, Iraq.
Under the agreement, QRCS will rehabilitate and operate the Mosul General Hospital for eight months, serving the city's 500,000 population, as well as 100,000 indirect beneficiaries.
The agreement was signed by Misfer Hamad Al-Shahwani, Director of Development Projects, QFFD, and Youssef Abdullah Al-Sada, Executive Director, QRCS.
September 8 th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has held a big ceremony to celebrate the conclusion of two major programs in the Gaza Strip, one for higher education, and the other for disability and psychological support.
The event was attended by representatives of the main donors: Al-Fakhoora Program of Qatar's Education Above All Foundation (EAA), the Programme of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the Reconstruction of Gaza, and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
August 7th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) continues to provide basic humanitarian needs for the internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mosul, Iraq.
In cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a project is in progress to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for the inhabitants of the Al-Salamiya IDP Camp.
The project involves the distribution of drinking water, maintenance of sanitation facilities, removal of wastewater, and collection of garbage.
July 28th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) medical convoy to Bangladesh has returned to Doha after a successful mission, with a total of 120 cases examined and 25 operations performed for poor Rohingya and local patients.
Lasting for six days at the Teknaf Public Hospital, Cox's Bazar City, the medical intervention involved general, pediatric, and urological surgeries. Also, QRCS provided all the needed surgical supplies and medical equipment.
July 23rd, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) medical convoy to Bangladesh is going on with its activities at the Teknaf Public Hospital, Cox's Bazar City.
So far, the medical team as examined 100 cases of the Rohingya refugees and poor local patients, out of which 30 cases were selected for surgical intervention in various specialties.
July 21st, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Iraq has distributed nonfood aid to the neediest households at two internally displaced people (IDP) camps in southern Mosul.
These distributions come under a year-round relief program funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). Over two months, 750 nonfood parcels were distributed, each containing tarpaulin sheets, cooking fuel (kerosene), kitchenware, and hygiene kits.
July 17th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has delivered two fully-equipped ambulance vehicles to the ambulance center of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Al-Quds.
With 14 standard ambulance vehicles, the ambulance center is the PRCS's largest in the city.
This donation will enhance the capacity of the center to respond to medical emergencies in Al-Quds and other Palestinian cities, where these facilities are much needed. Every month, the center serves up to 650 cases.
July 16th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical mission to Bangladesh, to perform a surgical intervention program for patients from the Rohingya refugees and the poor local community.
At a total cost of nearly QR 160,000, the project is conducted by a team of physicians from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Al-Sidra Hospital.
July 11th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has proceeded with its water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) intervention for the internally displace people (IDPs) in Mosul, Iraq.
The organization's mission in Iraq is working actively to deliver potable water, maintain sanitary facilities, drain wastewater, collect garbage, and do other municipal works at the Namroud camp, southeastern Mosul.
June 2 nd, 2018 ― Doha: Under the annual Ramadan Campaign 1439 A.H., Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has implemented a Ramadan Iftar food aid project for the households affected by conflict, poverty, and unemployment in three states of Myanmar.
At a total cost of $72,527 (QR 264723), the project distributed food parcels to 1,825 households, or around 12,500 people. It comprised three phases, as follows:
Shan State (Lashio City): 400 parcels.
Rakhine State (Sittwe City): 1,000 parcels.
May 30th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Yemen has initiated a Ramadan Iftar food aid project for the poor households and vulnerable groups in two governorates, under the annual Ramadan Campaign 1439 A.H.
The project has so far covered 2,400 households (around 16,800 people) in Taiz and Amanat Al-Asimah, each receiving 1,200 food parcels that contained diverse staples like rice, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, and beans.
May 28th, 2018 ― Doha: For the sixth year in a row, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is conducting a Ramadan Iftar project in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Quds, over the holy month of Ramadan.
The $118,000 project is implemented in cooperation with the Zakat Al-Quds Committee.
May 25th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched an immediate response to Cyclone Mekunu, which is crashing into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend.
From its Contingency Fund, QRCS allocated $100,000 for initial relief in Yemen, providing emergency medical services and food and nonfood items.
Since Wednesday, QRCS's Disaster Information Management Center (DIMC) has been convened to keep up-to-date with the cyclone and ensure the availability of the relief reserves and field hospital for potential intervention.
May 22nd, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed 95% of the medical support program in the city of Sirte, north of Libya, with $499,000 funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
In response to the humanitarian aid appeal issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for Sirte, QFFD and QRCS launched an intervention to support the city's almost failing medical sector, which serves a population of no less than 50,000 persons.
May 19th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have signed a $12 million funding agreement to support the displaced communities in Syria, as well as the Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, under the umbrella of the United Nations.
The agreement was signed by Ali Abdullah Al-Dabbagh, Executive Director of Corporate Strategy at QFFD, and Rashid Saad Al-Mohannadi, Director of Relief and International Development at QRCS.
May 14th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a relief project for the Rohingya refugees who fled the violence in Rakhine, Myanmar, to Bangladesh.
A total of 2,000 households (12,000 people) benefited from food and nonfood aid worth $37,800 (nearly QR 138,000), donated by a benevolent Qatari who requested anonymity.
Over the past two months, QRCS's relief personnel in Bangladesh distributed supplementary food parcels and cooking fuel at Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar City.
May 13th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a new economic empowerment project for poor Palestinian households in the City of AlQuds, with a budget of $310,794 (around QR 1.1 million).
The purpose of the project is to help the households with orphans and poor people registered with the Zakat Al-Quds Committee.
By providing the needy households with a stable source of income, the project will alleviate poverty, raise living standards, and give a boost to the local market.