Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched its annual Warm Winter Campaign for the year 2021-2022, with the theme of #HomeFeelsWarm.
Under Licence No LC2021QRCR01-000544 from the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), the new campaign is aimed at meeting the food and winterisation needs of around 42,040 families (240,000 people) in 14 countries, QRCS has said in a statement.
In this respect, Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, secretary-general of QRCS, said: “Home is the place where you find comfort, safety and serenity. It feels warm when food, clothing and everything else you need is readily available. For those going through the downs of life, they become exposed to calamities and lack the minimum requirements for a decent living. During the winter, in particular, their ordeals devour their physical and mental wellbeing.
“Under the Warm Winter Campaign 2021-2022, QRCS will translate the generosity of benevolent donors into a feel-at-home state of mercy and dignity for those in need. They will be provided with shelter, protection from the cold winter, bread, food parcels, winterisation bags, blankets, heating fuel, tent tarpaulins, medications and health kits. Help us reach out to more than 240,000 displaced and poor persons in 14 countries, giving them warmth and promoting compassion for the vulnerable."
Regarding the details of the campaign, Faisal Mohamed al-Emadi, executive director of Relief and International Development at QRCS, said: “The campaign seeks to deliver humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable people in Palestine (Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank), Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Albania, Kosovo and Mongolia)."
According to him, there are three categories of aid:
1. Food parcels containing local food staples that last for one month (such as rice, white sugar, lentils, bulgur, vegetable oil, salt, tomato paste, tea, chickpeas, flour, spices, infant formula, dates, pasta and beans). Also, there will be distribution of bread packages and food vouchers, which are aimed to save the displaced and poor families from having to go out in the cold weather to bring food.
2. Nonfood items such as heaters, heating oil and coal, blankets, carpets, tarpaulins, mattresses, flashlights and winter clothes (coats for adults and children).
3. Health aid kits containing winter-related medications to protect the beneficiaries against cold-related illnesses and Covid-19 infection.
“These projects will be implemented by our foreign representation missions and offices in the target countries, in co-ordination with the host national societies and local governments,” said al-Emadi. “The standard procedures will be strictly observed in the procurement of relief items, under direct supervision of QRCS’ headquarters in Doha, thus ensuring maximum integrity, transparency and compliance."
Several means of donation were prepared for those who would like to support this campaign, including the website (www.qrcs.org.qa), donor service hotline (66666346), and home visit (33998898).
Also, it is possible to make a remittance via the following bank accounts:
* Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) – IBAN: QA51QISB000000000110575190014
* Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) – IBAN: QA66QIIB000000001111126666003
* QNB – IBAN: QA21QNBA000000000850020196062
* Masraf Al Rayan – IBAN: QA18MAFR000000000011199980003