Qatar Charity (QC), in association with Qatar Media Corporation (QMC), will launch today an on-air donation campaign to meet the fresh challenges presented by Storm Miriam, which has inflicted substantial damage to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.
The storm is expected to bring wind speeds of 100kmph at its peak on Tuesday and is forecast to last until Thursday.
The on-air donation campaign, part of QC's Arsal Relief initiative, will be broadcast on QMC channels like Qatar TV, Qatar Radio and Al Quran Al Kareem radio until today midnight, the QC has said in a statement.
Qatar Charity has urged the public and benefactors in Qatar to interact with the live campaign and stand by Syrian refugees in their plight, as they are living under harsh conditions, suffering from cold waves, heavy rain, strong winds and accumulating snow and frost, caused by storms.
Also, a number of events will be held in Doha and Al Khor as part of the campaign, which will include various cultural, awareness and interactive activities.
Some shops and commercial stores are also involved in the campaign, including Al-Aker Sweets, Coffee Traders and Al Hayat Medical Centre.
QC launched the Arsal Relief campaign in response to the difficult conditions faced by Syrian refugees in the town of Arsal and other Lebanese areas due to Storm Norma, which lashed Arsal last week.
In extremely difficult circumstances, QC provided aid as part of its Below Zero campaign, which included heating fuel, blankets, winter clothes and other items, in addition to the distribution of food to the affected families. The aid benefited nearly 17,000 Syrian refugees, mostly children, women, the sick, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
Qatar Charity has appealed to the public to donate generously in order to provide the refugees with immediate assistance including food, winter clothes and heating facilities. The charity has also urged mediapersons, social media influencers and the public, in general, to interact with the campaign and support it using all possible means.
Donations towards the campaign can be made through QC’s website (QCH.QA/B0) and application. Donors can also request for a ‘home collector’ through QC’s app (QCH.QA/APP) or dial the charity’s hotline, 44667711, to make their contributions.
Mobile donations can also be made. To donate QR100, QR200 and QR500, one can send an SMS with code (SYH) to 92642, 92015, and 92428, respectively.
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