Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) launched an emergency humanitarian response to the recent war on Gaza, which took a heavy toll, killing 41 victims, including women and children, and wounding 311 people, according to the latest Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) data.
Immediately as the war erupted, QRCS activated its Disaster Information Management Centre (DIMC) in Doha to keep updated about the humanitarian situation and needs there. Its representation office in Gaza is closely coordinating with humanitarian partners, mainly Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
QRCS allocated $1.1mn (around QR 4.2mn) for emergency response, by meeting the key needs of 60,250 civilian beneficiaries most affected by the war. The action plan involves food parcels for 30,000 people at a cost of QR1,400,894; urgent support for Gaza hospitals to serve up to 20,000 people, at a cost of QR1,530,904; rehabilitation of damaged water and sewage systems/facilities for the benefit of 10,000 people, at a cost of QR570,556; and rehabilitation of damaged household homes, with a total of 250 beneficiaries and a cost of QR732,236.
QRCS issued an official statement strongly denouncing the bombing of residential districts and civilian buildings, which left behind dozens of casualties, destroyed homes, and lost livelihoods. This is one more episode of crackdown on the already suffering blockade.
QRCS’ office in Gaza was created early in 2008 to provide relief and development assistance for the people of Gaza, seeking to alleviate the suffering and meet the social and humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people. This has translated into some 80 projects, worth more than $107mn, which greatly helped the people of Palestine to survive and live better.
To support the Palestinians in this plight, people can donate via QRCS’s website (www.qrcs.qa/pal); SMS (https://qrcs.qa/p/); SMS to 92552 (QR250), 92869 (QR350), 92092 (QR500), or 92246 (QR1,000); call the home donation collection service (33998898) or the donor service (66666364); call center (44027777), or bank transfer via Dukhan Bank (IBAN: QA37BRWA000000000200000094340), Qatar National Bank (IBAN: QA48QNBA000000000850020196061) or QIIB (IBAN: QA66QIIB000000001111126666003).
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