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Posted On: 4 January 2009 11:57 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Qatar Charity sending ambulances to Gaza

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Qatar Charity yesterday announced it will be sending 10 ambulances to Gaza with medical equipment. “Our general manager (Abdullah Al Nameh), who is in Gaza right now supervising our previous shipment, called and said we will be sending 10 ambulances to Gaza. Each ambulance costs around QR280,000 and five people have already agreed to pay for one ambulance,” said Khalid Farkhro, head of Qatar Charity’s communications department. Farkhro said Qatar Charity will purchase the ambulances in Egypt. He said the organisation will also give money to the injured in Gaza. “We will give a minimum of QR2,000 and a maximum of QR10,000 for each injured person in Gaza for their treatment,” he said. Farkhro said Qatar Charity collected around QR2m from the rally held in Doha on January 1 and around QR750,000 from close to 50 mosques on January 2. He said part of the money will be used to purchase medicines, food, clothes and other necessities for people in Gaza. “We may be sending the purchases by the end of this week. We will finalise the list on who will go,” he said. Around 15,000 people gathered at the Qatar Sports Club on Thursday to protest and show their solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who are suffering from Israeli bombardment. The gathering was organised by members of the Doha Youth Centre, Qatar Charity and the Qatar Student Network. It was sponsored by Qatar Sports Club. Established in 1992, Qatar Charity is a non-governmental organisation that supports the Qatari society and other needy communities abroad. It is one of the largest charities in the Gulf with activities covering more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.