Qatar Charity (QC), in co-ordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has provided medical aid through Qatari embassies in 39 countries so far, benefiting 320,000 people.
The move comes as part of Qatar Charity’s continued efforts aimed at limiting the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic worldwide, the organisation said in a press statement.
The QR34mn aid includes medical and preventive supplies and devices for hospitals and health centres, in addition to preventive supplies for medical workers.
Qatari ambassadors to these countries deliver the aid, highlighting the humanitarian role of Qatar and its assistance to friendly nations in the light of the pandemic, as it seeks to support countries affected by the spread of Covid-19, the statement noted.
Upon receiving the aid, the officials of these countries praised the great role played by Qatar in curbing the spread of Covid-19 and extending support to friendly countries in such a challenging time.
They also thanked Qatar for providing humanitarian assistance, noting that the government and people of Qatar play an active role in helping those affected by natural disasters, with priority given to the health and safety of civil society, which aims to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
The list of beneficiary countries include Kosovo, Chad, Somaliland, Pakistan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Morocco, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia (UNHCR in Kuala Lumpur), Mongolia, Senegal, Tajikistan, Albania, Kenya, Venezuela, Eswatini, Croatia, the Bahamas, Ecuador, Haiti, Paraguay, San Marino, Liberia, Mexico, Montenegro, Cameroon, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, Cuba, Romania, Armenia, Dominican Republic, Central African Republic and South Africa, in addition to others.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, Qatar Charity has quickly provided aid, aiming to curb the spread of the pandemic.
It has managed to deliver medical, preventive and food aid, benefiting 600,000 people, with a total value of more than QR40mn.
The cost of Qatar Charity’s response to the coronavirus is estimated at QR13,687,500.
QC carried out the initiative within the framework of its partnerships with United Nations agencies.
More than 1mn people have benefited from the aid provided through the embassies and Qatar Charity’s offices around the world, and in partnership with international organisations.