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Qatar Fund for Development Renews Its Commitment to Support the Forcibly Displaced Globally

April 30, 2024

(DOHA, Qatar, April 30, 2024) Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, signed today a multi-year agreement worth US$8 million in flexible funding to support UNHCR’s global humanitarian response, particularly in emergency situations and underfunded or neglected displacement crises.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Aseeri, QFFD Deputy Director General for Development Projects, and Mr. Ahmed Mohsen, UNHCR Representative to the State of Qatar, at the QFFD offices in Doha. 

Mr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Aseeri stated: “Qatar Fund for Development is dedicated to making a tangible impact in the lives of refugees and internally displaced people across the globe. Through our partnership with UNHCR, we aim to address their increasing humanitarian needs, in addition to the communities hosting them. This agreement is a testament to our shared values and commitment to ensuring that essential rights are met for all refugees.”

On his part, Mr. Ahmed Mohsen welcomed the agreement, and remarked: “This generous contribution from QFFD is a cornerstone of support for UNHCR’s mission. It allows us to be agile and responsive in unforeseen emergencies and sustain efforts in protracted situations that may receive less media attention but are equally critical. Our partnership with the State of Qatar reflects a shared understanding of the complexity and unpredictability of humanitarian challenges we face today.”

Flexible funding is the most important type of funding UNHCR can receive. It enables UNHCR to provide emergency assistance swiftly and effectively and ensuring a timely response to the evolving needs of more than 114 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. It contributes to the mission of UNHCR as a whole and is a way of showing solidarity with forcibly displaced and stateless people, especially those caught up in emergencies or in forgotten and neglected crises.

The State of Qatar’s commitment to humanitarian causes has played a pivotal role in UNHCR’s efforts to support displaced persons globally. 

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