Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) have signed Agreement to Support and Secure Adequate Shelter for 620 Internally Displaced Families

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The agreement covers the project of securing shelter for the Syrians displaced from Homs to Idlib over 3 months.

In accordance with the three-month agreement, QRCS would build and rehabilitate 310 housing units, each 100 m2. These houses will accommodate 620 families (3,100 people), including 150 persons with disability. Also, transportation would be provided for the beneficiaries free of charge.

The agreement was signed by QFFD’s Executive Director of Corporate Strategy, Ali bin Abdullah Al-Dabbagh, and QRCS Secretary-General, Ali Hassan Al Hammadi in the presence of a number of  officials of the two sides.

During the signing ceremony, Al-Dabbagh stated, “This grant from QFFD will help provide shelter for the Syrians displaced from Homs to Idlib and Aleppo and alleviate their burdens during this difficult journey. Many of them had suffered a long siege and lack of all kinds of supplies, so they had to leave”.

“It is part of Qatar’s humanitarian strategy to mitigate the suffering of humanity and falls under the humanitarian response plan adopted by QFFD for 2017. To that effect, several agreements were signed over the year, including relief interventions in Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and Ethiopia,” said Al Dabbagh. “QFFD”, he added, “appreciates the strong relations with QRCS and mutual cooperation for the relief of the Syrian people”.

Al Hammadi, said, “I would like to thank QFFD for this fruitful cooperation to help the homeless Syrians, who were forced out of their home towns. It is indispensable for them to find somewhere to live other than poor IDP shelters, particularly as the cold winter is approaching”.

He commended the strategic partnership with QFFD, which reflects the approach of Qatar leaders towards helping the vulnerable and the distressed, particularly in Arab countries like Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan. He noted that QRCS plays a pivotal role in supporting the state of Qatar’s humanitarian policy locally and internationally.