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QRCS Serves 32,000 Beneficiaries in Al-Khor during 2016
During 2016, Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) branch in Al-Khor City saw a strong growth in its programs and services for the local community of Al-Shamal region, covering social security, health care, and training courses. During 2016, Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) branch in Al-Khor City saw a strong growth in its programs and services for the local community of Al-Shamal region, covering social security, health care, and training courses. Year to date, QRCS's Al-Khor branch has served 32,355 people, at a total cost of QR 1,575,447. Social Development QRCS implemented economic, academic, and health empowerment programs as well as provided food aid for 637 beneficiaries, at a cost of QR 246,000. It also participated in various programs and activities by other social organizations and national celebrations, like the Qatar National Day and National Sports Day. Medical Services During 2016, QRCS offered medical services and health education at a cost of QR 854,447. These included the medical coverage of participants and the public during sports, entertainment, and touristic events in the northern part of the country, in addition to the Qatar National Day and National Sports Day. Emergency medical coverage is also provided at the residential complexes of oil companies and the Al-Khor Family Park during weekends. Another medical training project is 'I Am a paramedic', which involves first aid training for government bodies, NGOs, companies, and schools. A total of 1,082 people attended these courses at 10 schools. As regards health education, 25 lectures were delivered to more than 2,000 people. Health information was provided to the attendance of 12 health events by other institutions, with 6,000 beneficiaries in total. Finally, the branch provided health education for 1,500 people under its Ramadan medical project. Volunteerism QRCS seeks to promote volunteerism by engaging the youth in social and charitable activities, with 880 volunteering hours recorded over the year. Examples of these events include the National Sports Day, the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Together for Benevolence (aid for expatriate workers), Safe Spring Camp, and other events/activities.