Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) is taking part in the 31st GCC Traffic Week, being held at Darb Al Saai under the theme, ‘Your Decision Determines Your Destiny’.

Over the current week, the event is receiving wide attendance from across the GCC region and all segments of Qatari society, who come to enjoy the art, cultural, heritage, and recreational shows of the event. During his visit to QRC’s corner along with Rashid bin Saad Al Mohannadi, Saleh bin Ali Al Mohannadi, QRC Secretary-General, said:

QRC never misses such opportunities to share with the Qatari nationals their celebrations, secure them against accidents, and keep in touch with all groups (men, women, and children) to communicate QRC’s humanitarian message to as many individuals as possible and promote the ideal of benevolence among them.’

A special QRC corner was set up to receive visitors of different ages. Volunteers are communicating with the public, particularly the youth, to promote volunteerism and charitable work and encourage them to volunteer with QRC in conducting its humanitarian and social projects in favour of Qatari society and join its volunteer training and qualification courses, remarkably the Sixth Disaster Management Camp, to be held from 31 March to 9 April 2015 at the Al-Khor Marine Scout Camp, under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

Al Mohannadi commended the great efforts exerted by QRC volunteers to establish and run the corner. He said:

Volunteers are the backbone of QRC, which works by them and for them. We are proud of the enthusiastic and good spirit shown by our volunteers and their kind and friendly interaction with the public. We have noticed that most of our visitors are children, which would translate into a coming generation of volunteers and reflect positively on the future of volunteerism in Qatar.’

As standard in any public event, QRC medical teams are actively present throughout the event, offering medical doctors who inform the public about QRC and its humanitarian mission; give advising and training in how to carry out first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); distribute awareness publications about Ebola, Coronavirus, heat exhaustion, hypertension, diabetes, road safety; distribute gifts to the visitors, particularly the children; and show them QRC’s ambulance vehicles, bicycles, and equipment.

QRC’s ambulance vehicles and staff medically cover the celebrations area, in coordination with the organisers through radio communication to report any case that require urgent medical intervention, either by providing instant treatment or referring the case to Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) emergency unit.

The 31st GCC Traffic Week is taking place until 14 March 2015 from 8 am to 12 pm (noon) then 4 pm to 10 pm.