Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched an emergency response campaign in the aftermath of the recent flooding at the camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Syria.
Under Phase 1 of the campaign, QR5mn worth of diverse humanitarian aid will be provided for the benefit of 10,000 people.
Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, secretary-general of QRCS, said: “The cold winter is weighing heavily on the displaced and the vulnerable in northwestern Syria. As temperatures are dropping, the heavy rainfall caused flooding that damaged the tents of thousands. Hundreds of families have now lost their last shelter, just to find themselves homeless amid snow and windstorms.”
“QRCS responded immediately by issuing an emergency appeal to relieve the victims at camps,” he added. “With support from the
benevolent donors of Qatar, we will be able to secure shelter, food, hygiene and medical aid to preserve the dignity of 10,000 people and protect them against the freezing weather.”
Based on the needs assessment conducted by QRCS’ representation mission in Turkey, the following aid will be delivered in Phase 1 to the disadvantaged IDP communities in Syria: 1,000 emergency aid kits, 2,000 food parcels, 1,000 shelter tents, 2,000 hygiene kits and 2,000 kits of medications and medical supplies.
Al-Hammadi invited people to respond to the calamity of the vulnerable in Syria by donating online (www.qrcs.org.qa), calling the donor service number (66666364) or home collector number (33998898), or sending an SMS with the heart symbol to 92092 (to donate QR500) or 92216 (to donate QR100).
For those wishing to make a bank transfer, the accounts to use are: QIB (IBAN QA51QISB000000000110575190014), QIIB (IBAN QA66QIIB000000001111126666003), QNB (IBAN QA21QNBA000000000850020196062) or Masraf Al Rayan (IBAN QA18MAFR000000000011199980003).
The northern governorates of Syria have recently been subject to showers of rain, which resulted in flooding at Syrian IDP camps. A
total of 58 camps were affected, with 234 tents destroyed and another 1,500 tents damaged, rendering more than 9,300 people homeless.
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