A delegation from the Qatar Development Fund (QDF) visited the Qatar Red Crescent Society’s office in Gaza, as part of its official mission on the enclave to review some of the humanitarian projects undertaken by Qatar to improve the living standards of Palestinians in various aspects.
The delegation comprising Ali A Al-Dabbagh, QDF Executive Director, and Sultan Alasiri, visited QRCS’s office to know more about its achievements in the service of the Palestinian people of Gaza.
Dr Akram Nassar, director of QRCS Office in Gaza, welcomed the guests and gave them a presentation about the key accomplishments in the fields of healthcare, water and sanitation.
The meeting explored proposed projects to enhance these vital sectors, helping alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people of Gaza.
Dr Nassar pointed out that QRCS has been working in Gaza since 2008, conducting almost $100mn worth of projects.
Al-Dabbagh commended QRCS’s work in Gaza, stressing the importance of partnership between QRCS and other Qatari organisations working in the Strip.
Both parties agreed to further pursue their co-operation in the future, which will contribute to the basic services provided for Palestinians.
QRCS has many major humanitarian interventions funded by QDF, under their strong partnership and QRCS’s role as an auxiliary to Qatar in its humanitarian efforts locally and abroad.
Among the notable QRCS-QDF joint projects are the $4mn intervention to support the medical sector in Yemen and treat war injuries; the $1mn relief programme in water and sanitation and cholera control for the war-affected communities in South Sudan; and the $10mn programme to provide food, shelter, medical aid, drinking water, and health education for displaced Libyan families.