Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) will take part in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference on Labour Migration, to be held by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Bangkok, on June 20-21.
This conference will be facilitated by IFRC Asia Pacific and IFRC Middle East and North Africa, in partnership with the Australian Red Cross, QRCS, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The conference is a follow-up from the Doha Dialogue Initiative, hosted in 2014-2015 with events held across Qatar, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
QRCS is represented by a high-profile delegation, headed by secretary-general Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, volunteering and local development executive director Noura Rashid al-Dosari, international relations head Dr Fawzi Oussedik, and International Humanitarian Movement’s senior co-ordinator Dr Sabrina Meddour.
During the conference al-Dosari will give a presentation about healthcare assistance for migrants workers in Qatar, while Dr Fawzi will participate in the opening remarks of the conference.
The conference will provide a platform for Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and external partners to discuss recent developments and exchange views, knowledge, and experience under the theme of humanitarian assistance, protection and advocacy for those affected by labour migration, particularly those most at risk, including women and children.
The conference will bring together leadership and technical focal points from Asia Pacific and Middle East and North Africa National Societies in addition to senior UN officials, academia, civil society, nongovernmental organisations and government representatives. The conference aims to enhance understanding of trends, dynamics, and contemporary humanitarian challenges associated with labour migration and increase understanding of current opportunities and initiatives related to addressing the humanitarian consequences of labour migration.
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