Chairman of the Qatar's National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza HE Ambassador Mohammed al Emadi has revealed details of the disbursement of the recent Qatari grant of QR31 million ($9 million).
Speaking at a press conference at Al Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza on Monday, Emadi said that $2.6 million would be allocated for food parcels, blankets and upholstery, $500,000 for hospital fuel, sewage pumps and the Ministry of Health for a month.
He added that $2 million will be dedicated to medicines.
Emadi said that $1 million was allocated for renovation of homes, while another $1 million will be used to pay the fees of university students. Finally, $2 million will be allocated for humanitarian and morbidity cases.
He said that, under the current difficult and complicated circumstances, the Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani was proudly at the forefront of those taking the initiative to extend a helping hand to the people of Gaza at a time when they suffer from oppression, adding that HH the Emir's move proves that he stood by the people of Gaza before and now, and will continue to do that in the future.
Ambassador Emadi expressed hope that Qatar's move to provide humanitarian relief will act as a strong incentive after which an international move would take place in order to save the people of Gaza from the humanitarian tragedy they are experiencing.
The reconstruction committee chairman reaffirmed that Qatar is in constant contact with the Palestinian government, the United Nations and international institutions for joint coordination and cooperation to help the Gaza people. (QNA)