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QRCS launches QR 50 mln fundraising for Beirut relief
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has initiated an immediate response to the huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. A group from its representation mission in Lebanon accompanied colleagues from the Lebanese Red Cross in a field visit to gather information and assess the needs. Under an approval from the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), QRCS launched a fundraising campaign titled “Heart for Lebanon”, to support the Lebanese people. The disaster resulted in dozens of casualties, overcrowded hospitals, destruction of the wheat stock, and halt of life in whole districts. To alleviate the impact on the people of Beirut, a total of QR 50 million will be raised to provide relief, medical and food aid, emergency shelter, and other forms of humanitarian support for the benefit of 300,000 affected people. The relief plan involves the following phases: 1. Immediate response: Food aid, makeshift shelters, and support of health facilities for the benefit of 55,000 people. 2. Medium-term response: Monthly food provisions, cash aid, and restoration of damaged homes for the benefit of 25,000 people. 3. Recovery and capacity-building: Enhancement of health services, development of medical skills, and awareness raising for the benefit of 300,000 people. Everyone is invited to contribute to this humanitarian campaign, by donating via QRCS’s website (www.qrcs.org.qa), donor service line (66666364), or home collector service (33998898).