Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) said its field teams, via its representative mission in the Gaza Strip, continue assessing the situation, the damage, and humanitarian needs, after visiting the destroyed sites due to the Israeli occupation bombing and following up the cases of the injured in the Palestinian hospitals in Gaza.
The QRCS team donated blood at the Central Blood Bank at the Shifa Medical Center in the Gaza Strip in response to the Ministry of Health and its hospitals requesting the need to support health staff. Also, QRCS secured free psychological counseling sessions with specialised doctors to support those affected and provide psychological services.
In co-operation with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, the eight ambulances previously donated by QRCS via previous projects to their Palestinian counterpart, support medical personnel and emergency teams and transport the wounded and injured in the West Bank.
Also, the private ambulance and motorcycle ambulance, which have been secured to operate inside the corridors and alleys of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, are supporting the medical teams. QRCS has allocated US$1mn as an initial move and an urgent response to secure the necessary needs via the provision of medicines and medical consumables to keep pace with the acute consumption of these materials in the current situation. The aid will also provide ambulances, medical equipment to hospitals, materials to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), food and non-food items, and partial repair of damaged homes.