QRCS launches QR50 million fundraising for Beirut relief
Qatar has always been one of the first to offer assistance to friendly nations in times of emergency.
This is most evident amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as Qatar continues to send urgent medical aid to nations in need of support to tackle the virus.
In light of the recent tragedy in Lebanon, Qatar, once again, spared no time in reaching out to the brotherly nation and its people.
In addition to medical aid, the country also sent a search and rescue team to help support rescue efforts in the Lebanese capital.
Building on these efforts, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), yesterday announced that it has launched a QR50 million fundraising campaign for Beirut relief.
A group from QRCS’ representation mission in Lebanon together with colleagues from the Lebanese Red Cross carried out a field visit to collect information and assess the needs of those affected.
The fundraising campaign ‘Heart for Lebanon’ was launched after QRCS got approval from the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA).
The campaign seeks to support the Lebanese people as they deal with the large-scale devastation that has caused dozens of casualties, overcrowded hospitals, destruction of the wheat stock, and disruption of life in entire districts.
Under the campaign, QRCS aims to raise QR50 million to provide relief, medical and food aid, emergency shelter, among other forms of humanitarian aid to support at least 300,000 affected people.
#الهلال_الأحمر_القطري يطلق حملة إغاثية لمساعدة 300,000 متضرر من كارثة #بيروت تستهدف تقديم مساعدات إغاثية وطبية وغذائية وإيواء بقيمة 50 مليون ر.ق#لبنان_في_قلوبناhttps://t.co/eJB0z3Bp87 pic.twitter.com/vO3bRMWBsR— الهلال الأحمر القطري (@QRCS) August 6, 2020
The relief plan comprises these phases:
- Immediate response
Food aid, makeshift shelters and support of health facilities for the benefit of 55,000 people
- Medium-term response
Monthly food provisions, cash aid, and restoration of damaged homes for the benefit of 25,000 people.
-Recovery and capacity-building
Enhancement of health services, development of medical skills and raising awareness for the benefit of 300,000 people
Everyone is invited to contribute to this humanitarian campaign by donating through the QRCS website (www.qrcs.org.qa), donor service line (66666364), or home collector service (33998898).
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