Sheikh Abdullah bin Thamer al-Thani, president of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), has announced the launch of a QR60mn fundraising campaign for Palestine.
As Phase 2 of QRCS’s emergency response to the clashes in Gaza, Al-Quds and several cities of the West Bank, the initiative will benefit 593,000 Palestinians.
The QRCS office in Gaza was damaged by Israeli bombing
A damaged facility
Between May 7 and 21, the "Palestinian territories saw tragic events suffered by the Palestinian people, with many deaths, injuries and displaced persons", QRCS said in a statement Saturday. "Since Day 1, QRCS has been taking all emergency humanitarian actions to relieve thousands of affected families, in co-ordination with Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS)."
Under a $1mn donation, QRCS provided 600 food parcels for the benefit of 4,000 people, offered psychological support services and trained 60 physicians and nurses to enhance their emergency assessment skills.
Part of the QRCS response
In Gaza, emergency departments at hospitals received vital signs monitors, medical tents, beds and equipment.
Thanks to QRCS’s Gaza Specialised Surgery Support Project, seven consultant physicians of cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedics, urology, and anaesthetics performed 106 surgeries for the victims of war. Several staff of QRCS’s mission in Gaza donated blood to the Blood Bank.
Sheikh Abdullah said the launch of the 'We are all Palestine’ campaign seeks to help the Palestinian people by providing them with shelter, food and medical supplies. A set of projects will be executed in the fields of healthcare, food and nonfood items, ambulance and emergency services, and furnishing of hospitals.
“QRCS has been working together with PRCS for more than a decade,” he said. “Over that period, we have contributed dozens of projects in Gaza, costing $110mn. Our biggest concern is the health sector, especially after 15 years of war and blockade."
To donate to this campaign, one can visit QRCS’s website (www.qrcs.qa/pal), text to https://qrcs.qa/p/, or send an SMS with ? to 92552 (QR250), 92092 (QR500) or 92246 (QR1,000).
Donors can call the home collection number (33998898), donor service (66666364), or call centre (44027777).
For bank transfer, the IBANs are: Barwa Bank - QA37BRWA000000000200000094340; QNB: QA48QNBA000000000850020196061; and QIIB: QA66QIIB000000001111126666003.