The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) announced yesterday the launch of its annual Ramadan campaign for the year 1440 A.H, under the theme “A Call for Mercy”.
The new drive comprises a wide range of humanitarian operations in 22 countries, at a total value of QR48mn.
These operations include 18 Ramadan Iftar projects in 11 countries throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
The campaign’s launch was announced at a press conference by Ibrahim Abdullah al-Maliki, Chief Executive Director of QRCS. Dr Mohamed Salah Ibrahim, Executive Director of Relief and International Development, and Manal Issa al-Fahaid, Consultant for Partner and VIP Donor Relations, took part in the event.
Al-Maliki said, “As usual every year, we launch our annual charity and humanitarian campaign for the holy month of Ramadan. It is a bridge of mercy between those with kind and benevolent hearts on the one hand, and the needy, the poor, the displaced, and the homeless everywhere on the other. We seek to alleviate their suffering and bring a smile to their faces.”
“Inspired by our noble Islamic teachings and QRCS’s humanitarian message, this year’s campaign is titled ‘A Call for Mercy’. Mercifulness is what touches your heart when you see poor persons, makes you feel compassionate towards them and motivates you to give as much as you can to make their life a better one,” he explained.
Dr Ibrahim gave an overview of the details of the drive, which involves 171 projects for up to 905,000 beneficiaries in Qatar and internationally. “First, there are Ramadan-bound projects of Iftar meals, food vouchers, Zakat-ul-Fitr, and Eid clothing. These projects will be implemented in Qatar, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Palestine, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Sudan, Somalia, and the Central African Republic,” said Dr Ibrahim.
Another track, he added, was the year-round projects.
A total of 119 relief and development projects will be carried out in 22 countries, covering healthcare, shelter, water and sanitation, livelihood, and education.
“In Qatar, we plan to implement 34 health and socioeconomic projects,” he added.
Al-Fahaid thanked Qatar’s Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA) for their contributions to the campaign.
“For over 17 years now, QRCS has been mobilising generous donations from Qatari individuals and institutions, to reach out to millions of vulnerable people,” she said. - QNA
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