Qatar Charity and Qatar University to organize

Qatar Charity and Qatar University to organize Humanitarian Work Forum


Qatar Charity and Qatar University to organize Humanitarian Work Forum

Qatar Charity (QC), in conjunction with the World Humanitarian Day celebration, intends to organize the Humanitarian Work Forum 2021 on August 18-19, in cooperation with Qatar University.

The forum is considered to be the first initiative of its kind in Qatar, as it contains an important educational and cognitive effort, and will be attended by an elite group of specialists, experts and guests from and outside Qatar.

The forum will shed light on the challenges facing humanitarian organizations, their workers and volunteers, and seek to find solutions to these challenges, and to follow the best means and safest methods to deliver humanitarian services globally, and achieve the goals with the minimal efforts and the lowest material and human costs.

The forum aims to contribute to enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness in providing humanitarian services through effective partnerships in humanitarian work, harnessing innovation and technological development to raise the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian services, the sustainability of funding for humanitarian organizations, the participation and localization of aid, building local capacities, and exchanging experiences.

The form focuses on partnerships in humanitarian and voluntary work, the role of technology in developing humanitarian and volunteer work, and attracting and training humanitarian workers

The forum will provide an important opportunity to attract and engage volunteers and benefit from their capabilities, as a team of them participate in the preparation of the forum.

Mr. Faisal Rashid Al Fehaida, CEO's assistant for the Programs and Community Development sector at Qatar Charity, said that the Humanitarian Work Forum 2021, is a platform for humanitarian workers to identify and discuss the challenges they face and how to overcome them as humanitarian organizations, aid workers and volunteers. He added that it provides an opportunity to share experiences in a way that enhances abilities to develop a future roadmap that contributes toward delivering aid more efficiently and effectively, empowering those who need assistance and achieving the greatest impact for them.

He stated that the forum provides an opportunity to attract and engage youth to benefit from the experience and expertise of key stakeholders in humanitarian work through discussion sessions. He praised the efforts of the youth volunteer teams, which continue the preparation of the forum with vigor and dedication.

Related News

QC stresses working with inter

Qatar Charity’s CEO stressed the importance of working with the international system to achieve sustainable development during a high-level meeting at the Aid & Trade conference and exhibition held in London.  He also highlighted the role of Humanitarian Organizations in achieving development in third world countries. Al-Kuwari thanked all those who participated in organizing the important annual international event that underlined the most significant humanitarian and development issues in order to coordinate and unify efforts among the various partners. He also appreciated the great efforts made at this conference, which will have a positive impact on international partnership and cooperation for the development of humanitarian work. He pointed out that Qatar Charity hopes that the conference will contribute to sustainable development efforts, enhance the fight against poverty and provide relief in cases of emergency in various parts of the world. "Qatar Charity is proud of its strategic partnership in organizing this conference in partnership and cooperation with the Aid & Trade, Qatar Fund For Development, many government institutions, UN agencies, international organizations and private sector institutions, so that we can intensively work together to invest in humanity", Al-Kuwari said. At the event, he stressed QC’s keenness to be an active and effective member of the international humanitarian system and to work on the development and improvement of humanitarian work in order to serve humanity and achieve the goals of sustainable development, especially in the third world countries. Qatar Charity (QC), in collaboration with several international organizations, held a conference under the slogan “Investing in Humanity”, an international event involving many international organizations, UN organizations, international agencies and private sector organizations. The Aid & Trade Conference and Exhibition has honored Qatar Charity (QC) with the “Change Maker Award”, for its role in the service of humanitarian work and its development efforts and activities in 70 countries. . The award was received by Sheikh Hamad bin Nasir bin Jassim al-Thani, board chairman of Qatar Charity (QC). During the conference, UNHCR also honored Qatar Charity for its efforts, projects and partnerships with UNHCR and the humanitarian service. The conference witnessed Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Charity (QC) announcing an agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide $9mn in financial Support for Rohingya Refugees. The conference also witnessed the launch of a joint campaign by QC and UNHCR to reintegrate Somali refugees and internally displaced people into Somalia, and provide them with a better life. The campaign aims to raise $10mn and reach out to 100,000. During the conference, the initiative of World Refugee School (WRS), of which QC is a founding member and member of its global board of directors, was announced.


Qatar Charity continues to eas

Qatar Charity continues to ease Syrians’ plight During the last few years, Qatar Charity (QC), in cooperation and coordination with the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA) and in partnership with many organizations, have launched many Relief Campaigns to continue to Support Syrian people within their country and the countries of asylum. These campaigns aimed at meeting the urgent needs of the Syrian people struggling to survive under challenging humanitarian situations.  Recently, a delegation from Qatar Charity has distributed the first batch of urgent aid directly to the displaced in the country, and refugees in Turkish areas bordering Syria, in view of one of the largest Syrian displacements since 2011. The aid included 200 tons of relief materials worth over 14 million riyals to benefit 864,618 people. Another delegation is expected to deliver the second batch of aid to the Syrian vulnerable. It is worth mentioning that the ‘Arsal Relief’ campaign, launched last year by Qatar Charity under the supervision of RACA, has benefited hundreds of thousands of people in Syria and the countries of asylum, focusing on providing urgent relief to those affected by snowstorms, frost and rain. Last year, the needs of the Syrian people within their country and in the countries of asylum amounted to nearly 9 billion dollars, of which only 4 billion dollars were raised, meaning that only 42% of the 2019 needs were met, according to a UN report. It is worth mentioning that during the last three months, according to United Nations, more than 900,000 people, 80% of them women and children, have been displaced, in addition to half a million children, who have also been displaced.   .    


Qatar Charity urges people to

Qatar Charity urges people to contribute to “Sham Deserves” campaign for Syrians Qatar Charity (QC), urged people to contribute to the national campaign named “Shams Deserves” launched in partnership with the Qatar Media Corporation to Provide Urgent Relief Aid to Syrian people in their country and he countries of asylum. The campaign came within the framework of moral and humanitarian duty in response to the worsening humanitarian situation following the largest displacement in Syria in the past three months. Launched on February 19, 2020, under the supervision of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), the “Sham Deserves” campaign aims to deliver assistance to 250,000 Syrian refugees and displaced persons in the areas of shelter, food, water, sanitation, and health. The campaign is implemented by Qatar Charity, in cooperation with the Qatar Media Corporation, Qatar Television, Qatar Radio, Sout Al Khaleej Radio, Alkass Sports Channels, Alrayyan TV, and Alrayyan Radio. The campaign will include a joint live TV and radio broadcast on Friday and Saturday, February 28, and 29, 2020, by many media corporations to raise donations, in addition to some activities that will be held in commercial complexes. Given the difficult humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), Qatar Charity urges benefactors in Qatar to contribute to the “Sham Deserves” campaign to ease their hardship, as they are struggling to survive under the very harsh cold weather, heavy rains, frosts, and snow. It also calls on media persons and social media influencers to publicize the campaign. Benefactors can make their contributions to the campaign in many forms, including money, jewelry, and vehicle.   In conjunction with the campaign, a delegation from Qatar Charity has recently distributed urgent aid to the displaced in the country, and refugees in Turkish areas bordering Syria. The aid included 200 tons of relief materials worth over 14 million riyals to benefit 864,618 people. Another delegation is scheduled to depart on Friday to provide a second batch of Aid to Syrian Refugees and displaced persons. The donation in favor of the “Sham Deserves” campaign can easily be made through Qatar Charity’s website, mobile App, 27 branches across the country, and 97 collection points in commercial places. The donors can also request a “home collector” through the mobile App and dial the hotline 44667711 to make their contributions. Mobile donating is also available. To donate QR100, QR200, QR500, and QR100, please send an SMS with the code “SOS” to 92642, 92015, 92428, and 92429, respectively.  


On World Refugee Day Qatar Cha

On World Refugee Day Qatar Charity: Humanitarian interventions and continuous partnerships for refugees 8,240,585 IDPs and refugees benefited globally from Qatar Charity's relief projects from January 2019 to 15 June 2020 From 2019 to date, Qatar Charity has signed 16 agreements on refugee protection with several international organizations Qatar Charity (QC) affirmed its continued keenness to ensure a dignified life for refugees throughout the world, and to work on easing their sorrow by implementing projects and initiatives through its field offices or in cooperation with partners like international and local organizations. This comes on the World Refugee Day, which is observed June 20 each year to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world, and this year, the day is being observed under the theme “Every Action Counts”. Qatar Charity's relief and humanitarian intervention included providing winter aid and basic assistance in the fields of food, shelter, health, education, water, and social cohesion. These projects benefited refugees and internally displaced people from several countries including Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Myanmar, and Somalia, in addition to Rohingya refugees. Achievements The total cost of the projects implemented by Qatar Charity for refugees and the displaced from January 2019 to June 15, 2020 is nearly 581 million riyals, benefiting 8,240,585 people. Syria received the largest portion of assistance provided by Qatar Charity during this period due to the tragic situation of the displaced and Syrian refugees. This assistance amounted to more than 314 million Qatari riyals and benefited nearly 2.8 million people. International Partnerships From 2019 to date, Qatar Charity has signed 16 agreements on refugee protection with several international organizations, namely the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The affected of many countries such as Yemen, Bangladesh, and Syria, have benefited from these agreements. It is worth mentioning that Qatar Charity is linked to a four-year strategic cooperation agreement signed with UNHCR in Geneva in 2017, which aims at providing financial resources for refugee relief projects, and jointly funding them by both parties, with at least 3 million dollars annually. These agreements have targeted several areas such as health care, water, education, food, and livelihoods. Fighting COVID-19 Qatar Charity (QC), since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, signed various cooperation agreements with several international organizations to contribute to the global efforts to limit the spread of the virus and provide emergency assistance to those affected, including refugees. Qatar Charity, in cooperation with UNHCR, began providing emergency assistance to Syrian refugees throughout Lebanon in response to the humanitarian needs resulting from the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, as part of the $1.5 million signed between two parties. Under the cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Qatar Charity has started to establish 14 community-based isolation units in northern Syria to benefit 2,800 people of camps at a total cost of US$1.6 million. Qatar Charity worked with UNICEF to maintain access to safe drinking water and sanitation services for the benefit of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The value of the contribution amounted to one million US dollars, in addition to signing other agreements. Largest Initiative Last year, Qatar Charity launched the "For Humanity" initiative in cooperation with the UNHCR to provide aid to more than 300,000 refugees from Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, and Syria, in addition to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The ‘For Humanity (4H)’ is the Largest Humanitarian Relief initiative to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable refugees across the globe, and ensure they are safe, healthy and well-fed.


Subscribe Now

Subscribe to receive Qatar Charity Newsletter