QRCS launches the Warm Winter 2022-2023 campaign [EN/AR] – World

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October 9, 2022 ― Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has announced the launch of its annual “Warm Winter” campaign. Under the theme “Humanity First: We Give Them Warmth”, the new campaign aims to provide 13.5 million QR of winter aid/projects to benefit 261,300 people in 14 countries.

Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, General Secretary of QRCS, said: “Winter is too harsh for these families afflicted by the “uncertainties of life”!
They find themselves forcibly displaced to flee with their lives and children, suffering cold nights and hard days. For them to feel human, we must first show our humanity. In anticipation of the painfully cold winter, here is our new “Warm Winter” campaign, which aims to provide warmth and protection for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people. All humanitarian donors are invited to be part of this noble humanitarian enterprise, helping to lessen the impact of the harsh winter on those in need”.

Under the project, a wide range of humanitarian aid will be provided, including heating materials; coats for women, men and children; shelter kits (eg, blankets, mattresses, rugs, straw mats, flashlights, electric heaters and tarps); winter medicines for colds and fever; food parcels of local staple foods; and white flour for the production of bread.
In addition, QRCS will construct shelters; install solar water heaters; and build water reservoirs.

The total number of people targeted by this winter aid is around 261,300 in many countries most affected by the rigors of winter, as follows: Syria (40,830 beneficiaries), West Bank and Al-Quds (13,752) , Gaza (20,310), Yemen (35,879), Iraq (12,312), Lebanon (24,450), Jordan (31,600), Bangladesh (38,036), Afghanistan (22,890),
Sudan (6,545), Somalia (9,120), Albania (3,000), Kosovo (674) and Mongolia (1,920).

According to Youssef Mohamed Al-Awadi, Director of Resource Development Department at QRCS, there are many methods of donating to this humanitarian campaign, including the QRCS website (www.qrcs.qa), donor service (66666364), collection of donations at home (33998898) and bank transfer to QNB (IBAN:
QA21QNBA000000000850020196062), Masraf Al-Rayan (IBAN:
QA18MAFR00000000000011199980003), QIB (IBAN:
QA51QISB000000000110575190014), or QIIB (IBAN:
QA66QIIB000000001111126666003).

Under License No. LC2022QRCR01-000212 issued by the Charitable Activities Regulatory Authority (RACA), QRCS has designed donation packages to extend the impact of donations. These include:

  1. “Give Food”: Provide food items to 60 beneficiaries worth QR 2,600.

  2. “Give Warmth”: providing heating materials to 24 beneficiaries for a value of 1,300 QR.

  3. “Give medicine”: Provide winter medicine to 24 beneficiaries for a value of 500 QR.

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About Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS)

Founded in 1978, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is Qatar’s premier humanitarian and volunteer organization that aims to assist and empower vulnerable individuals and communities without bias or discrimination.
The QRCS is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and 192 National Societies. He is also a member of several GCC, Arab and Islamic organizations such as the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent and the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO). In this legally recognized capacity, QRCS has access to disaster and conflict areas, thereby serving as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its humanitarian and social efforts – a role that sets it apart from other local charities and NGOs.
Locally and internationally, QRCS has relief and development operations in many countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. Its humanitarian mandates include disaster preparedness, response, recovery and risk reduction. To mitigate the impact of disasters and improve the livelihoods of affected populations, QRCS provides medical services, food, water, shelter and other needs of local communities. She is also active on the front lines of humanitarian diplomacy and advocacy.
With the help of an extensive network of trained and committed staff and volunteers, QRCS aspires to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity, inspired by the seven fundamental principles of humanitarian action: humanity , impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality

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