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Qatar Charity launches ‘Warm Winter Campaign’

Qatar Charity is providing refugees with food, warm clothes, and other necessary items to protect them from extreme weather conditions.

Qatar Charity (QC) has launched the 2019-2020 winter campaign entitled “Warmth and Peace” from Syrian and Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan to help refugees, the displaced, and the needy in 17 countries, at a total cost of nearly 75 million Qatari Riyals. The winter campaign, which kicked off under the slogan “Give Warmth” is expected to provide 500,000 people with food, shelter and heating materials, reported ReliefWeb.

The campaign was launched in the presence of H.E Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, Ambassador of Qatar to Jordan and Mr. Ayman Al Mufleh, Secretary-General of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO),

A delegation from Qatar Charity, many social activists, and numerous social media influencers participated in sending 6 trucks loaded with winter supplies to be distributed to Syrian refugees and low-income Jordanian families in the Amman governorate, and Palestinian refugees in Talbieh camp in Madaba governorate in southern Jordan, benefiting 1600 people.

Members of the Delegation

The delegation included Mr. Khalid Al-Yafei, director of Financial Sustainability Projects Office at Qatar Charity, Mr. Ahmed Saleh Al Ali, director of Media and Communication Department at Qatar Charity, Ibrahim Fetian Elsharif, head of Monitoring and Follow-up Section, Qatar Charity, Dr. Ayesh Al-Qahtani, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Harami, Aqeel Al-Janahi, a media figure, Mr. Mohsim Jasim, holder of the “Al Wakra Live” account on social media, Mr. Mohammed Ghanem Al Mohannadi, holder of the “Al Khor Live” account on social media, and many media persons from Al Nadeeb Qatar, and Marsal Qatar.

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“Humanitarian action is an integral part of our policy,” said the ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Sheikh Saud bin Nasser al-Thani, in his opening remarks at the launching ceremony of the campaign, noting that “The assistance provided by Qatar is a moral and humanitarian duty to help others”.

He also extended thanks to the Jordanian government and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) for providing all the facilities to launch the winter campaign of Qatar Charity, emphasizing the strong relations between Qatar and Jordan and the development of cooperation in all fields. He also thanked Qatar Charity for this great effort to contribute to easing the suffering of refugees during the winter.

“As part of its humanitarian and fraternal duty, Qatar Charity has been launching winter campaigns from the field to provide winter supplies to those in need and help the most vulnerable people before the bitter cold comes,” said Mr. Khalid Al-Yafei, director of Financial Sustainability Projects Office at Qatar Charity while speaking at the inaugural ceremony held at the Zaha Cultural Center.

He also pointed out that Qatar Charity’s 2019-2020 winter campaign entitled “Warmth and Peace” would benefit thousands of people in many Syrian and Palestinian refugee camps, as well as, those most in need.

Khalid Al-Yafei noted that the suffering of refugees, displaced people living in tents and temporary housing units, and underserved sections suffering from poverty throughout the world, increases with the onset of winter each year. The harsh cold, rainstorms, and blizzards make the lives of the vulnerable further worse in winter, necessitating the provision of food, shelter, and heating aid urgently.

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Given the difficult situation of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and those in need in countries experiencing extreme cold, he urged benefactors and philanthropists throughout the world to support the campaign to deliver assistance to the targeted people and ease their hardship.

Khalid Al-Yafei expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Jordanian authorities for providing all the necessary facilities for the distribution of aid, and the media persons and social media influencers for their remarkable efforts in providing media coverage for the launch of the campaign, shedding light on its roles and highlighting the needs of refugees and those in need.