Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded a five-day basic disaster management training course for 25 volunteers.
Held at Golden Tulip Hotel, the course is designed to build the capacity of volunteers in disaster response, through a set of topics that comply with international standards. It was instructed by disaster management specialists and experts.
During the event, the participants were introduced to QRCS's mission and activities, the history and components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and its seven Fundamental Principles.
Other topics covered by the course included the Disaster Management Unit, the International Humanitarian Law, Sphere Project, assessment, health, water and sanitation, food, camp management, psychological support, media relations in emergency, registration, distribution, logistics, coordination, and restoring family links.
Ahmed Al-Khulaifi, Head of Volunteers Section, QRCS, stated, "Our annual strategy seeks to enhance the skills of our volunteers, through a training program in disaster management, first aid, the International Humanitarian Law, and human development".
"This course is aimed at giving our new volunteers theoretical and field experiences, with a clear vision inspired by QRCS's strategy of maximizing the outcomes of volunteering," said Mr. Al-Khulaifi.
He added, "This course is part of a larger disaster preparedness program conducted by QRCS to enhance community preparedness skills. Every year, no less than 100 trainees are graduated. They are ready to be deployed on relief missions with our foreign offices. The best of them will be recruited in the 2022 Team, which will work with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in the organization of the FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Qatar".
All young Qataris are invited to join QRCS's volunteers by registering on its website (www.qrcs.org.qa). "We would like to thank Golden Tulip for their constant cooperation with QRCS. They are a main partner in promoting charitable and social service," Mr. Al-Khulaifi concluded.