- The campaign’s target is to collect 54,000,000 QR to make 35,000 displaced Syrians and refugees feel warm.
- The campaign seeks to provide winter clothes, heaters, blankets, fuel, and supplies. Donations are 100 – 1,000QR worth.
- Al Kuwairi: “I encourage the philanthropists to donate for this campaign so the Syrians would receive winter supplies. We don’t want people dying because of cold again.”
QC inaugurated ‘Syria: Endless Winter’ campaign to help face the cold of winter. Its main goal is to provide winter supplies needed for the Syrians living inside Syria and the refugees in the neighboring countries. The Campaign is to collect around 54,000,000 QR for the benefit of 735,000 people.
After the weather forecast had anticipated that this winter is going to be harsher and colder, QC made sure to inaugurate this campaign so as to hurry and help the Syrians.
QC encouraged the philanthropists and good-doers of Qatar and those residing there to offer a helping hand to the displaced and refugees to alleviate their expected sufferings because of winter. The campaign calls for the people to support the campaign’s products whose prices vary 50 – 1,000QR.
The Campaign’s Products
The campaign’s products include: ‘Winter Banquet for Family of 4’ at a cost of 1,000 QR. It comprises a blanket, a heater, jackets, hats, gloves, socks, and scarves; A ‘Blanket’ at a cost of 100 QR; a ‘Heater’ at a cost of 250 QR; a ‘Winter Bag for Two at a cost of 400 QR which includes hats, gloves, socks, and scarves; a ‘Food Basket’ that is sufficient for a family for one month (it has the basic supplies) at a cost of 200QR; a ‘School Bag’ at a cost of 100 QR; and bread sufficient for a month for one family at a cost of 50 QR.
In a press release, Mr. Youssef Al Kwairi, QC’s CEO, said, “Winter is making the Syrian situation worse. Recently, the number of displaced Syrians and refugees has increased. We have to hurry and help them. I encourage the philanthropists and good doers of Qatar and the people residing there to stand side by side with the Syrians.” He highlighted the importance of having to meet the Syrians’ needs by providing them with supplies that would make them and their children feel warm. He pointed out how QC had already offered similar aids in previous seasons when snowy weather and howling storms were at their worst.
Donation for the Campaign
Those who wish to donate can do so through the following bank number (Al Rayyan Bank): IBAN/QA40MAFR000000000003111111001, through the society’s website:qcharity.org, through the society’s main headquarter and its branches inside the country or the collection points in the malls.
You can also donate through sending ‘Syria’ in SMS to 92632 to donate 50QR, to 92642 to donate 100 QR, to 92428 to donate 500QR, and to 92429 to donate 1,000QR. QC has also this hotline 44667711 for donations and answering questions related to the campaign.
The Outcome of 4 Years
QC was one of the very first to aid the Syrian people. It has a trained team and a specialized management to respond to catastrophes. The number of people who benefited from its aids since 2011 is 6,083,617 affected-people in the fields of food, shelter, health and education, which were implemented at a cost of 322,000,000 QR. According to the 2014 report of FTS of OCHA, QC received the first rank across universal NGOs for the number of aid projects it had implemented for the benefit of the Syrian people.
Last Winter Campaign
128,619 benefited from ‘Syria Winter’ campaign implemented at a cost of 10,000,000QR by QC last winter in a number of Syrian governorates and for refugees in Lebanon and Turkey. The beneficiaries received tents, blankets, mattresses, fuel, heaters, children clothes, supplies and milk for the children and family.
By the end of last month, QC had organized a conference entitled “The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Conference”. 50 different international, regional, Arabic, and Syrian humanitarian organizations attended. The conference focused on bringing the humanitarian organizations interested in the Syrian situation together so as to cooperate and coordinate together. The main purpose of the conference was to best face the deteriorating circumstances of the displaced Syrians and refugees; especially that winter’s already started.
The attendants pledged to implement a number of projects at a cost of 144,000,000 QR. QC announced setting aside 100,000,000QR from that amount to the Syrian people starting from 2016. In addition, QC announced paying 30% of any project budget intended to serve the Syrians in winter according to the society’s mechanisms for cooperation and association.
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