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A long history of cooperation around the world: QC's partnerships with the UN and global organisations

A long history of cooperation around the world: QC's partnerships with the UN and global organisations


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QATAR Charity (QC) has signed 93 cooperation agreements worth more than $126mn with the United Nations (UN) entities and humanitarian organisations, in addition to international and regional charities.
These agreements highlight QC's keenness on cooperation, and show the scale of its projects across the world through partnerships with UN agencies and international organisations, the charity organisation has said in a press statement.

Orbis International
QC's cooperation agreements are focused on main entities, most importantly eight of UN agencies and organisations, under 70 agreements worth $28.2mn.
Moreover, QC signed deals worth $82.8mn with Islamic Development Bank, and at a total cost of $7.38mn with Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
In addition to its cooperation with other international organisations such as International Medical Corps at a total of $2.74mn for the provision of healthcare in Syria, Central Africa, Sierra Leone and Somalia during 2014-2015, QC collaborated with Orbis International to fight blindness in Bangladesh in 2015 and joined hands with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), providing more than $0.5mn for water and sanitation projects and economic empowerment in Pakistan in 2010.
The QC also cooperated with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in healthcare domain in 2013, Care international organisation concerning livelihood in Sudan and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), providing $4mn in 2009 to improve livelihood of affected people.
In addition, memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed with Kanoute Foundation concerning healthcare in 2016, UAE Red Crescent regarding Iraq relief in 2009, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) concerning healthcare and Mosaic UK with an agreement related to social care.
QC's cooperation with Islamic Development Bank benefited countries such as Syria, educating migrant and refugee children by providing them with educational curriculum. The efforts included Palestine, especially reconstructing of Gaza Strip in various domains, including health, education, infrastructure and social housing for poor families.
QC cooperated with ISESCO in 2014-2015 to help a number of African countries in areas including education, culture and economic empowerment.

Eight UN agencies
MoUs and agreements for cooperation were signed with the following UN entities: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Program (WFP), International Organization For Migration (IOM), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
QC's cooperation with UNHCR is valued at $5.49mn. This lasted from 2000 to 2017 and included water and sanitation agreements in Kosovo and Pakistan, as well as relief efforts. These relief efforts extended to Yemen, Myanmar, Malaysia and Iraq, as well as for Somali migrants.
Furthermore, agreements worth $4.83mn were signed between QC and WFB during 2007-2015, aiming at providing logistical support and food for Sudan, Palestine (Gaza Strip) and Pakistan, and supporting resource mobilisation worldwide.
QC's cooperation with IOM was concerned with relieving Lebanon in 2007 with a cost of $0.3mn. In addition, an international cooperation agreement was signed in 2016.

FAO and OCHA
As for QC's cooperation with FAO, it has been providing agriculture support in Somalia and Pakistan, in addition to food security support in Niger during 2009-2017, with a sum of $7.8mn.
Moreover, QC contributed more than $5.2mnto UNICEF initiatives during 2009-2016 under various agreements. Its contribution included social care in Somalia, and water and sanitation in Pakistan.
The QC has signed an international cooperation agreement with OCHA for exchange of experts in 2009. Furthermore, QC contributed $2.53mnalong with UNDP to provide economic empowerment in Palestine and Indonesia during 2009-2012, in addition to its support to Sudanese livelihood in 2017.
Two agreements worth $2mn were signed between QC and UNRWA, under which they served healthcare in Gaza Strip in 2013.

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