QRCS launches Ramadan campaign
April 18 2020 07:18 PM
Ibrahim Abdullah al-Maliki
Ibrahim Abdullah al-Maliki, Chief Executive Director, QRCS & General Director, Relief and International Development Division


* Initiative to cover Qatar and 22 countries at target value of QR60mn
* Food baskets to be distributed in Qatar by QRCS Humanitarian Services Fund for 6,000 needy families and 1,500 workers
* To apply for food assistance, one can call the hotline, 16002
* 20,000 food baskets will be distributed to needy families through shopping centres
* Instead of Ramadan Iftar tents, ready-made meals will be handed over to workers at Maghreb time

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has inaugurated its annual Ramadan campaign for the year 1441 AH under the theme of 'It is Better and Greater in Reward".
The new drive comprises a wide range of humanitarian operations in Qatar and 22 other countries, at a target value of QR60mn, QRCS has said in a statement.
These operations include Ramadan Iftar projects, food baskets, Eid clothing, Zakat ul-Fitr and diverse relief and development projects during and after the holy month of Ramadan.
Besides Qatar, about a million people in 22 countries - Palestine, Yemen, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Mali, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Senegal, Albania, Iraq, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Turkey, Mauritania, Nepal and the Philippines - are expected to be benefited.
The launch was announced by Ibrahim Abdullah al-Maliki, chief executive director of QRCS and general director of the Relief and International Development Division.


Ibrahim Abdullah al-Maliki, Executive Director , Volunteering and Local Development Division, QRCS

“Everyone is invited to do good and help those in need. Charity is a benevolent credit that will be generously rewarded by Allah, and you will win the divine blessing in yourself, your family and your money,” said al-Maliki.
“This Ramadan comes as the world is experiencing a hard time facing the coronavirus pandemic, which has weighed too heavily on many countries,” he noted. “Markets are shut and business is halted. Millions of poor people are suffering. Now, they have no income, and their lives are on the brink of collapse. The global economy is plunging into a deep recession. It is time for civil society organisations and nonprofits, notably QRCS, to do something to help the most vulnerable groups in Qatar and beyond."
According to al-Maliki, the campaign involves over 200 humanitarian projects, such as Ramadan Iftar, Eid clothing and coronavirus control, to name a few.
QRCS said it would launch "far-reaching development projects" towards the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. To address poverty and hunger, QRCS will help 250,000 refugees, displaced persons, patients, older persons, persons with disability and
people deeply in dept.
Medical convoys will be deployed to treat up to 10,000 poor patients, while water wells will be dug for the benefit of 150,000 people, and sewage systems will be installed for another 120,000, the statement points out.
Also, there will be livelihood and food security projects for over 100,000 beneficiaries. Around 60,000 people will find homes or shelters to live in, and food baskets will be distributed to 300,000 people.
The education-related projects will cover 50,000 beneficiaries.
In Qatar, QRCS’s Humanitarian Services Fund will distribute food baskets for 6,000 needy families and 1,500 workers. “The purpose is to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their lives,” said Muna Fadel al-Sulaiti, executive director of the Volunteering and Local Development Division at QRCS. “To comply with the government measures of social distancing, modern technology is used in the distribution of food aid. To apply for food assistance, call the hotline, 16002."
Throughout Ramadan, 20,000 food baskets will be distributed to needy families through shopping centres.
Instead of Ramadan Iftar tents, ready-made meals will be handed over to workers at Maghreb time.
Al-Sulaiti also revealed a 'Double Reward' initiative, under which customers of LuLu Hypermarket can purchase food baskets, which are then to be donated to a poor person.
Part of the value of the basket will go for another poor beneficiary, according to QRCS.
To donate to QRCS's Ramadan campaign, one can use any of the following channels (all the precautions are taken to ensure the safety of donors):
* Online donation (www.qrcs.org.qa)
* SMS page (app.qrcs.org.qa/cov)
* Bank transfer to the QRCS account with QIIB (IBAN: QA66QIIB000000001111126666003);
* Telephone queries (66666364)
* Home visits (33998898)
* QRCS headquarters in Old Salata, Corniche
* QRCS’s Training and Development Centre in Umm Al-Seneem
* QRCS donation collection agents at Al Meera, LuLu and Carrefour.

Last updated: April 19 2020 01:21 AM


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