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Qatar Charity among top 10 entities fighting coronavirus in Qatar

Qatar Charity among
top 10 entities fighting
coronavirus in Qatar

Tribune News Network
Doha
Qatar Charity (QC) is among the top 10 institutions striving to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) in Qatar , according to a poll conducted by Ipsos, confirming Qatar Charity’s successes in the field of humanitarian interventions not only inside Qatar but also to many countries through its urgent assistance.
Within Qatar, Qatar Charity, in cooperation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health, reached out workers, families with limited income and members of the communities in Qatar affected by the pandemic.
QC provided assistance and services to more than 1,168,952 beneficiaries.
Qatar Charity has also fully equipped two buildings for isolation for workers in the Industrial Area.
The buildings include 213 rooms that accommodate about 852 patients, in addition to providing sanitary bags for workers.
QC also organised awareness and preventive campaigns for workers by distributing personal hygiene tools, sterilisers and masks, as well as awareness leaflets in different languages.
Across the world, Qatar Charity has provided support to several countries around the world to confront the coronavirus pandemic, irrespective of obstacles as its teams used horses and motorcycles to distribute food baskets in Indonesia.
As part of the urgent response to the outbreak of the virus, Qatar Charity established 14 community isolation units in northern Syria, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
In Sudan, Qatar Charity sent a seven-tonne medical aid plane that included personal protection materials and equipment for medical personnel working in combating coronavirus.
Besides, medical aid from Qatar Charity reached several countries, including Lebanon, Tunisia, Palestine, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Yemen, Mali, Chad and Kenya.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, Qatar Charity has been keen to contribute to the international efforts to limit the spread of the virus and has provided, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, emergency assistance to Syrian refugees throughout Lebanon at a cost of $1.5 million.
It also implemented, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Refugee Affairs, the establishment of 14 community isolation units at an estimated cost of $1.6 million for 2,800 camp residents.
To meet the humanitarian needs resulting from the outbreak of the coronavirus in Syria and Jordan, Qatar Charity and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed two agreements worth $2 million to provide water, sanitation and hygiene services to Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The cooperation between Qatar Charity and UNICEF also included awareness-raising efforts to protect people against the dangers of coronavirus as it launched a campaign on social networks targeting children and parents to enhance their protection.

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