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INSANIA, QRCS support Qatar efforts against Coronavirus
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Humanitarian Funds (INSANIA), together with Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), support the State of Qatar in combating Coronavirus, by funding the provision of food aid by QRCS for poor families and workers. Building upon the partnership with QRCS, this is in response to the appeal by the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management to mobilize support for the government’s Coronavirus control efforts. Chairman of the OICHF Board of Trustees, H.E. Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said this initiative was a contribution to the efforts made by Qatar, which had many humanitarian initiatives around the world. He added that OICHF had a responsibility for providing financial and non-financial support amid this global crisis. OICHF and QRCS, he explained, would distribute food baskets and vouchers to a big number of poor families and expatriate workers, as many of them had stopped their work and were subject to home quarantine. Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz Al Thani valued the great efforts made by the State of Qatar to curb the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of every national or resident in Qatar. He reiterated his thanks and appreciation to H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir (the founding sponsor of OICHF), and Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for their infinite support for the humanitarian programs conducted in the countries covered by OICHF. “Only with the support from H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, that OICHF could have its headquarters here in Qatar to do its work,” said Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz Al Thani. He described Qatar, under its wise leadership, as a leading country in the regional and global humanitarian arenas. “Here, it enjoys an outstanding status, thanks to its active humanitarian and charitable organizations, mainly QRCS,” Sheikh Dr. Abdulaziz Al Thani emphasized. “This encouraged us at OICHF to take this positive step to join hands to help the vulnerable”. OICHF and QRCS have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pursue their joint long-term humanitarian goals. Under their bilateral strategic cooperation, they seek to enhance their regional and international presence, build their respective capacity in the common areas, better mobilize and diversify resources, work together on specific programs and projects towards their joint goals, create more opportunities to have stronger influence on development and humanitarian issues related to their areas of regional and international work, and develop and apply the best practices in areas of common interest.