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Posted On: 10 May 2020 11:00 am
Updated On: 10 May 2020 04:22 pm

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) calls for contributions to COVID-19 relief funds

Khadiza Begum
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As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) broke out, Qatar has made great efforts to curb the spread of the virus to ensure the safety of every national or resident in the country. To mobilize support for the government’s COVID-19 control initiatives, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) intensified its efforts to respond to the community's most pressing needs.

The pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to a large number of poor families and expatriate workers in Qatar as many of them had to stop their work and were subject to home quarantine. To address the challenge, QRCS has launched a fundraising campaign to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19), protect the medical and other professionals fighting the virus, and help the vulnerable families financially affected by the stay-at-home policy.

QCRS has called on people to contribute to various relief funds to fight against the coronavirus pandemic and to create positive steps to help the vulnerable. Everyone can now support directly the response coordinated by QRCS in Qatar. People and organizations who want to support QRCS can now donate to provide for the most vulnerable people.

Scroll all the way down to know more about different relief funds of QCRS and contribute to helping combat the coronavirus pandemic in Qatar, and make a difference as it's the hight time to act.

Relief funds

2020 Coronavirus Control

A series of initiatives to control Coronavirus for the benefit of 12,000 persons by providing health and psychological services for those at risk of infection at quarantine locations & raising awareness of workers at health centers, companies & factories at a total cost of QR 5,650,000.

For online donation, click here: www.qrcs.org.qa/Coronavirus Control Qatar

Health Care

Provision of health care, logistics & administrative support (medical professionals, security, services, etc.) for the benefit of 12,000 persons at quarantine locations at a total cost of QR 1,750,000.

For online donation, click here: www.qrcs.org.qa/Health Care Qatar

Psychological support

Facilitating psychological support for the benefit of 12,000 quarantined persons to boost their morale throughout the isolation period at a total cost of QR 250,000.

To donate, click here: www.qrcs.org.qa/Psychological support

Health Protection Supplies

Provision of health-protective supplies for the benefit of 12,000 persons such as masks & sanitizers for protection against Coronavirus outbreak at a total cost of QR 1,095,000.

To donate, click here: www.qrcs.org.qa/Health

Food parcels

Distribution of food parcels & vouchers to 3,666 workers of farms & contracting companies containing diverse food items such as vegetable oil, rice, tea, sugar, salt & pasta at a total cost of QR 274,950

To donate, click here: www.qrcs.org.qa/Food

Treatment of miscellaneous diseases

Providing medications to treat 65 patients with aging-associated diseases, eye diseases, thalassemia, congenital defects, or cancer at a total cost of QR 1,001,000.

To donate, click here: www.qrcs.org.qa/Projects/Treatment

Other relief funds

To help people with other needs like personal hygiene kits, food vouchers, water, first aid kits; you may follow this donation link: www.qrcs.org.qa/2020/coronaprojects

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 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.

Details

Location: Qatar, Doha, Old Salata, Al Meena Street, Doha P.O. Box: 5449
Phone: 4402 7777
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QatarRedCrescent
Twitter:
@twitter.com/qrcs
Instagram:
@instagram.com/qrcs
Website:
www.qrcs.org.qa
App download: Google Play, App Store
For online donation: https://bit.ly/3c3mJVt
To donate via SMS: https://app.qrcs.org.qa/cov

In these difficult times, every bit counts! Let's lend our helping hands to vulnerable to overcome this challenge together.