The headquarters of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) was lit up in green on Wednesday in celebration of Qatar Family Day, observed every year on April 15.

"This day is a representation of Qatar’s care for the family as the foundation stone for a strong and harmonious society. QRCS recognises the important role of civil society organisations in strengthening the fabric of family with all its components and at all ages," QRCS has said in a statement.

On this national occasion, QRCS sheds light on the main needs and challenges for families, in light of the pressures of modern life.

"Under its strategic mission of saving lives and preserving dignity, QRCS pays great attention to families. To meet their essential needs, QRCS has diverse social welfare programmes and assistance funds for families with widows, orphans, divorced mothers and older persons, as well as those facing huge debts or emergencies," the statement notes.

QRCS’s Volunteering and Local Development Division conducts development programmes to build the capacity of families headed by female breadwinners. These include women’s socioeconomic empowerment programmes, vocational training and qualification courses, entrepreneurship, cash and in-kind assistance, and psychological support for children, the statement adds.

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