Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) announced the launch of its Ramadan campaign for the year 1436 A.H., with QAR100 million worth of targeted projects both inside and outside of Qatar.
QRC Secretary-General, Saleh bin Ali Al Mohannadi, said:
First, I would like to send the warmest wishes to HE Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, the Qatari nation, and all Muslims around the world for the coming of the holy month of Ramadan. Our Ramadan campaign involves Ramadan-specific and year-round projects in different areas of humanitarian action, including shelter, health, food and nonfood assistance, water and sanitation, education, family development, and social/health awareness, with a total budget of nearly QAR100 million.’
Saad bin Shaheen Al Kaabi introduced the marketing channels and ways of donation under the campaign, including online, cash, and bank transfer donation.
The campaign’s manager, Ahmed Al Khulaifi, elaborated on the targeted projects. Locally, QRC will conduct a Ramadan Iftar tent, medical examinations and awareness at mosques, Iftar meal distributions in streets, and hospital visits to support the patients. There will also be social events such as ‘Recite and Ascend,’ ‘This Is My Wish,’ and ‘Outstanding Students.’
Throughout the year, QRC will provide assistance to 300 poor students and 600 poor families, purchase three new ambulance vehicles and more hospital beds, and manage the Patient Support Fund for 300 patients.
On the international level, food packages will be distributed to the poorest in 18 countries, and 35 relief and development projects will be undertaken in nine countries (Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Mauritania). These projects are expected to serve up to 900,000 people.
Established in 1978, QRC is a humanitarian charitable organisation that aims to assist and empower vulnerable individuals and communities without partiality or discrimination. QRC 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 (IFRC) in Geneva, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and 189 national societies. QRC is also a member of several Gulf, Arab, and Islamic assemblies, such as: the Islamic Committee of International Crescent and the Secretariat-General of the Arab Organization of Red Crescent and Red Cross.
QRC 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. QRC’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, QRC provides medical services, healthcare, and social development to local communities. It is also active at the humanitarian advocacy front. QRC aspires to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. QRC works under the umbrella of the seven international humanitarian principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.