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Donors pledge 1bn dollars for women and children's health fund

Donors pledge 1bn dollars for women and children's health fund

Several countries, global agencies and other donors pledged 1 billion dollars Tuesday towards helping women and children at a fundraising meeting of the Global Financing Facility (GFF).

HMC launches blood and organ donation campaign

HMC launches blood and organ donation campaign

The campaign was formally launched by HMC and the Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation (Alf). It was opened by Alf founder and chairman HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani at City Center Doha.

Lebanon wins initial pledges of $2.8bn at Paris conference

Lebanon wins initial pledges of $2.8bn at Paris conference

The pledges came at a donors conference in Paris on Friday where Lebanon was seeking help for its economy, battered by the fallout of seven years of war in Syria.

United Nations launches $3bn Yemen funding drive

United Nations launches $3bn Yemen funding drive

The United Nations asked donors on Tuesday for nearly $3bn to help an estimated 13 million people who urgently need aid in war-ravaged Yemen.

Qatar Red Crescent marks 40 years of succour

Qatar Red Crescent marks 40 years of succour

QRC chairman Dr Mohamed bin Ghanim Al-Ali al-Maadheed thanked all those who have participated in the great achievements and success achieved by QRC in humanitarian relief inside and outside the country over the past 40 years.

Qatar pledges $15mn to support Rohingya refugees

Qatar pledges $15mn to support Rohingya refugees

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) said the pledge came during Geneva donors' conference, hosted by the European Union and Kuwait.

Indian donors save Bangladeshi worker with rare blood group

Indian donors save Bangladeshi worker with rare blood group

The rarest blood called Bombay blood group, donated by four Indians has saved a Bangladeshi from certain death.

70,000 refugees heading to Turkey due to increased bombing in Syria

70,000 refugees heading to Turkey due to increased bombing in Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians are moving towards the Turkish border from the Syrian city of Aleppo due to increased aerial bombardment, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday at a fundraising conference in London.