GCC Red Crescent Societies Gear up to Help Aleppo

Doha, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has participated in a high-profile meeting of top officials of Red Crescent Societies of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), held in Kuwait to discuss the situation in Aleppo, Syria, and coordinate humanitarian interventions to avoid duplication of work.

The extraordinary meeting decided to send a joint field delegation of volunteers to deliver aid to the victims, as well as to conduct shared projects for the benefit of affected communities.

As humanitarian conditions are worsening in Syrian territories, especially in light of the recent escalation and subsequent huge casualties, GCC Red Crescent Societies are intensifying and broadening the scope of efforts to secure aid for as many victims as possible, QRCS said in a statement.

The representatives of GCC National Societies expressed their deep concern about the current humanitarian crisis, calling upon the international community to work hard to ensure the safe and urgent delivery of aid to, and evacuation of, the injured and beleaguered in war zones, especially vulnerable groups like children, women, elderly people, and special needs, who can hardly find the slightest provisions.

They declared support of efforts by international humanitarian organizations, appealing to all parties to respect the provisions of the International Humanitarian Law as regards protection of civilians in conflict zones, ensure uninterrupted delivery of aid, and allow for humanitarian services under international conventions that stipulate legal protection for emblem holders.

On the sidelines of the meeting, QRCS and KRCS signed a couple of agreements to provide $200,000 worth of food aid at the destinations of displaced Syrians in Aleppo.

Source: Qatar News Agency