Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have signed a $5 million funding agreement to meet the humanitarian and medical needs of more than 680,000 beneficiaries in Yemen.
The agreement was signed by Mansoor Abdullah Al-Dehaimi, Executive Director for Shared Services, QFFD, and Youssef Abdullah Al-Sada, Executive Director, QRCS.
It is aimed at improving the health conditions and reducing morbidity and mortality rates among vulnerable groups, including women, children, poor families, and displaced people. To that end, comprehensive primary health and malnutrition care will be provided in three overpopulated governorates (Taiz, Sanaa, and Al-Hudaydah), and the Khalifa Hospital in the Turbah town, Taiz, will be supported with personnel, equipment, supplies, maintenance, and training.
In his remarks, Mr. Al-Dehaimi said, "Under its wise leadership, the State of Qatar plays an effective role in helping the vulnerable around the world, standing by our brothers in Yemen, and supporting those in need, amid deteriorating conditions".
He emphasized the importance of health projects, which have long-term developmental outcomes. "Such projects will be very beneficial for the Yemeni people, especially as there are widespread epidemics and lack of medications," he added.
Mr. Al-Sada said, "I would like to thank QFFD for this generous support to QRCS's ongoing relief work in Yemen. With this money, we will be able to expand our intervention to take in more and more beneficiaries. Our ultimate goal is to alleviate their suffering in such a protracted ordeal, while respecting their dignity".
Commending the strategic partnership with QFFD, Mr. Al-Sada sees it as a reflection of Qatar's unwavering support for the vulnerable, particularly in regional war zones like Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya. "At the center of these efforts is QRCS, in its internationally recognized capacity and auxiliary role to the State of Qatar in its local and international humanitarian endeavors," he noted.