Qatar Fund For Development
Qatar Fund For Development
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Qatar Fund For Development
  • 13 May
  • 2024

Responding to the Durban floods in the Republic of South Africa, the Qatar Fund for Development and its implementing strategic partner, the Qatar Red Crescent, provide urgent relief aid

June 8, 2022

Responding to the Durban floods in the Republic of South Africa, the Qatar Fund for Development and its implementing strategic partner, the Qatar Red Crescent, provide urgent relief aid

 

The Qatar Fund for Development, in cooperation with its implementing strategic partner, the Qatar Red Crescent, has sent 22.9 tons of relief aid to the Republic of South Africa to counter the devastating floods in Durban, where this aid was delivered via an air bridge by the Qatar Emiri Air Force to King Shaka International Airport.

 

The aid included respirators, beds, and medical supplies, besides sportswear for children, pillows, blankets, and generators.

 

His Excellency Mr. Khalifa Al-Kuwari Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, said: “This urgent aid comes to play a critical role in alleviating the severity of this humanitarian disaster for the affected people in the Republic of South Africa, especially after the floods that hit the coastal city of Durban. Although this aid is an urgent relief in nature, it plays a vital role in alleviating the repercussions of the crisis, where it helps in enhancing the lives of the affected people by ensuring a decent living for them.”

 

For his part, Mr. Faisal Al-Emadi, the CEO of the Qatar Red Crescent, said, “The relief aid will meet the humanitarian needs of over 100,000 affected people, taking into account the most vulnerable groups, besides reinforcing health centers and hospitals with the supplies necessary for providing health services. A relief team will be sent to monitor closely the situation, and supervise the distribution of relief materials in coordination with the South African Red Cross.”

 

Since last April, the coastal region of Durban in the Republic of South Africa has suffered from the Durban floods, which resulted in hundreds of victims and huge material losses, especially in infrastructure. About 30,000 displaced people live in accommodation centers today, while this disaster has severely affected at least 100,000 people.

  • Geography South Africa
  • Timeline 2022 - 2022
  • SDGS Good Health
  • Sector Relief Aid