April 27th, 2020 ― Doha: The representation mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Turkey has recently distributed supplementary food aid at the camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Idlib and Aleppo Governorates, northern Syria.
To meet their needs during the holy month of Ramadan, QRCS’s field workers distributed a total of 220 tons of dates, donated as a gift from the State of Qatar to the Syrian brothers and sisters.
The number of beneficiaries is around 110,000 families, or over 500,000 persons, of the IDPs and local communities across the two governorates. All the necessary safety measures were taken to ensure prevention of Coronavirus. The aid was distributed by visits to each tent separately, to protect the workers against infection risks. In coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other humanitarian providers working in the country, Coronavirus control precautions are doing on effectively. Preparedness and response plans were developed, and preventive procedures are strictly followed at the health, psychological, and community-based facilities operated by QRCS.
During the holy month of Ramadan, food baskets will be distributed to 36,425 poor and displaced persons. Other food baskets will be delivered to 8,100 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and 8,700 Syrian refugees in Jordan. These distributions will cost a total of QR 2,923,543, to be funded from the donations of charity payers in Qatar. Under the Zakat-ul-Fitr project, food baskets will be distributed to 8,700 and 24,296 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, respectively.
To contribute to the Ramadan Iftar project, under QRCS’s Ramadan Campaign 1441 A.H., you can find information about all the charitable projects on QRCS’s website (www.qrcs.org.qa).
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About Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS)
Established in 1978, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is a humanitarian volunteering organization that aims to assist and empower vulnerable individuals and communities without partiality or discrimination. QRCS is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which consists of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and 191 National Societies. QRCS is also a member of several GCC, Arab, and Islamic organizations, such as the Islamic Committee of International Crescent and the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO). In this legally recognized capacity, QRCS has access to disaster and conflict zones, thus serving as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its humanitarian efforts — a role that distinguishes it from other local charities and NGOs. QRCS operates both locally and internationally and has ongoing international relief and development projects in a number of countries throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe. QRCS's humanitarian actions include providing support in disaster preparedness, disaster response, risk reduction, and disaster recovery. To mitigate the impact of disasters and improve the livelihoods of affected populations, QRCS provides medical services, healthcare, and social development to local communities. It is also active at the humanitarian advocacy front. With the help of a vast network of trained, committed staff and volunteers, QRCS aspires to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. QRCS works under the umbrella of the seven international humanitarian principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.