Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) organized a workshop to support the health sector in Syria, in cooperation with a group of international organizations concerned with development, humanitarian and relief work in Doha on 16 and 17 October 2017.
The two-day workshop aims to enhance local expertise by engaging them with relevant international organizations and reviewing the best mechanisms for studying and implementing health sector programmes within Syria and neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees (Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon.)
The workshop was attended by a number of Qatari and international organizations and institutions, including the Qatar Red Crescent Society, Qatar Charity, OCHA, WHO, UNHCR, UNDP, and UNICEF. Speaking on the occasion, Misfer Al-Shahwani, Executive Director of Development Projects Department at the Qatar Fund for Development, highlighted the State of Qatar’s efforts in responding to humanitarian crises and disasters, and supporting and strengthening partnerships with national and international actors to enhance preparedness and prevention, facilitate sustainable solutions for developing countries and the sustained efforts of national leadership to support sustainable development.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis, Qatar has not hesitated to help Syrians in their protracted plight by providing all kinds of support, including basic needs in various fields, especially health care. The QFFD also stressed that since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, Qatar has participated in the efforts of the international community to support the Syrian people in their crisis.
Qatar topped the 2017 list of major donors for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Qatar ranked third in its support for the development programmes and initiatives launched by the OCHA and seeking to complete its cooperation in the coming years.