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THE General Assembly of Qatar Charity (QC) held its 27th regular annual meeting at its headquarters, in the presence of its chairperson Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al Thani. The meeting was attended by members of the board of directors, members of the General Assembly and representatives of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA).
The general assembly meeting reviewed the annual report of the board of directors on the performance, financial statements of Qatar Charity, as well as the outcomes of its work for the year 2019, in addition to the local achievements and international partnerships.
The general assembly meeting also approved the final account for the fiscal year 2019, and the board of directors was cleared from liability for the past year, as well as it approved the budget draft for the year 2020. At the end of the meeting, a new board of directors was elected for Qatar Charity.
The new board of directors consists of chairperson Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al Thani, vice chairperson Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Ghorab Al Marri, Dr Muhammad Abdul Wahid Al Hammadi, Saad bin Muhammad Al Rumaihi, Muhammad bin Nasser Al Hajri, Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Jalil Abdul Ghani, Dr Muhammad bin Hassan Al Muraikhi and Yusef Ahmed Rashid Al-Jham Al-Kuwari.
Speaking at the opening of the meeting, QC chairman extended the warmest thanks and appreciation to His Highness the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for his constant support for charitable work. He also thanked RACA and all partners for their long-lasting cooperation in the service of humanity across the globe.
He said that Qatar Charity (QC) has achieved many feats locally and globally, assuring of its commitment to accountability, transparency, compliance with laws regulating charitable work, internal control and appropriate technical solutions in light of the risks and challenges facing charitable work. He also noted the preparation for the upcoming evaluation that Qatar will undergo, which will be conducted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), in coordination and cooperation with RACA.
He added that Qatar Charity increased its efforts and achievements, improved its position in the international humanitarian system and continued partnership and cooperation with United Nations agencies and international organisations.
The financial report of the Board of Directors for the year 2019 indicated that the donations and revenues of Qatar Charity amounted to QR1,423,916,105, while it spent, during the same year, an amount of QR1,299,295,407.
Qatar Charity delivered assistance in 50 countries worldwide last year, benefiting approximately 10 million people globally. Some 75 percent of the 2019 aid of Qatar Charity was received by the development sector, while humanitarian fields obtained 25% of the assistance of Qatar charity last year.
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