Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched its annual ‘Warm Winter’ campaign to provide winterisation aid for 206,000 beneficiaries in several countries, with a total budget of QAR 10 million.
In a press conference, QRCS Secretary-General, Ali Hassan Al-Hammadi, said the campaign seeks donations from Qatari benefactors not only to make the target families warm during the winter, but also to revive their hopes, preserve their dignity, and alleviate their deprivation.
While we are safe in our homes, we should never forget those homeless and destitute widows, orphans, elderlies, and patients who lost their homes and livelihoods. They are in dire need of help as the cold winter approaches, and we also need to put an end to their pain, so that we may deserve blessings and reward from God.’
Ahmed Al-Khulaifi, Head of Resource Mobilization, noted:
The campaign will help the vulnerable and victims of wars or disasters in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, as well as Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.’
To contribute anyone can donate online, transfer donation via QRCS’s account No. 11111-26666-202 at Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) (IBAN: QA28QIIB000000001111126666202), call the hotlines (16002 – 66666364 – 66644822), visit QRCS’s headquarters in Old Slata, or visit Al-Khor Branch (44027883) or Women’s Branch (44027875).
Last year, QRCS’s ‘Warm Winter’ campaign delivered QAR7 million worth of winterisation aid and projects for 200,000 beneficiaries, including warm clothing, electric heaters, tarpaulins, blankets, heating oil, and jackets for schoolchildren. According to Issa Al Ishaq, Director of Communication, thermal insulating sheets were installed inside the tents of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and workshops were operated to generate income for displaced women in Syria.