For the fourth year in a row, Qatar Charity

For the fourth year in a row, Qatar Charity participates in AidEx 2022 in Brussels


Qatar Charity (QC), for the fourth year in a row, participated, as a gold sponsor, in AidEx 2022, the global humanitarian and event, in Brussels.

The event was inaugurated by Mr. Yousef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, CEO of Qatar Charity, along with Mr. Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General of INTPA.

The opening was attended by His Excellency Abdulaziz Al-Malki, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the European Union and NATO, and his Excellency Khalid AlHajri, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Belgium.

The AidEx 2022 event was attended by more than 2,500 representatives of the humanitarian aid and development community from over 65 countries. The attendees were from UN Agencies, the European Commission, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, local and international NGOs, governmental bodies, and the private sector.

Qatar Charity participated in the forum with a pavilion in the exhibition, in addition to participating in one of the discussion sessions.

AidEx, featured high-level conference sessions, workshops, discussion groups, impact sessions, training programmed geared to solving the challenges in aid and relief, in addition to the exhibition, which is the largest of its kind in the world. The event offers many opportunities to see all the latest innovations, meet new suppliers, share experiences, build meaningful relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

“It is a great honor that I stand here for the 4th time on this same stage to deliver the opening remarks at Aidex,” said Mr. Yousef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, CEO of Qatar Charity.  “Over the past 4 years at Aidex, we addressed many challenges and many crises, and despite our collective efforts, humanitarian crises are growing in scale and complexity,” added al-Kuwari, indicating that today, 274 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection.

“Last year, we reached out to 10 million beneficiaries in over 50 countries. We worked directly with local communities to build resilience and hope. Today, we renew our commitment to work with all organizations and entities, to respond to needs and emergencies wherever they happen, whenever they happen,” mentioned the CEO of Qatar Charity.

Mr. Ahmed Saad AlRumaihi, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation  at Qatar Charity emphasized the importance of complementing humanitarian efforts with development assistance to strengthen the self-reliance and resilience of refugees. This came during his participation in the panel discussion titled  ‘Refugees and Overdue Aid Reforms’ which was held on the sidelines of the event.

AlRumaihi, also noted the need for holistic long-term development strategies for a sustainable and inclusive solution, giving the examples from Qatar Charity’s programs and projects in this regard. He also talked about the opportunities and challenges of localization, and the importance of investing in strengthening and building capabilities of local actors, in addition to Qatar charity's experience and approach to localization.

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