Qatar Fund For Development
Qatar Fund For Development
Qatar Fund For Development
  • 20 May
  • 2024

Qatar Fund for Development continues its strategic partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) through the signing of two agreements to support addressing humanitarian needs worldwide.

May 20, 2024

On the sidelines of the first High-level Strategic Dialogue between OCHA and the State of Qatar, Qatar Fund for Development signed two agreements to bolster the global role of OCHA in addressing human needs. The first agreement entails providing an unearmarked multi-year primary funding amounting to $16 million US dollars. The second agreement involves QFFD’s commitment to supporting the Complex Emergency Response Fund (CERF) with a total sum of $1 Million US dollars over one year, 2024. This funding is designated to enhance the capacity of humanitarian responders, ensuring the delivery of life-saving assistance in response to crises wherever and whenever they occur.

The agreement was witnessed by H.E. Lolwah bint Rashid Al-Khater, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and H.E. Mr. Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. And it was signed by Mr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Aseeri, Acting Director General of QFFD, and Ms. Lisa Doughten OCHA’s Director of Financing and Partnerships Division.

“Our continuous collaboration with UNOCHA reflects our commitment to addressing global humanitarian needs. The agreements we have signed will ensure the availability of necessary resources to effectively respond to crises worldwide, supporting UNOCHA during these challenging times.” Said Mr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Aseeri, Acting Director General of QFFD

“As we continue to confront humanitarian emergencies around the world, the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund empowers us to take swift action, even before crises erupt,” said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths. “I am grateful to the Qatar Fund for Development for their longstanding support and look forward to further deepening our partnership.”Both agreements aim to strengthen joint coordination and improve global humanitarian assistance.

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