QATAR RED CRESCENT-IOM INKS DEAL TO CONSOLIDATE PARTNERSHIP IN IRAQ

DOHA, – Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed a framework agreement with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), to consolidate their partnership and strengthen cooperation for securing emergency health assistance for the crisis-affected populations in Iraq.

The two-year MoU involves support of the Ministries of Health of the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, enhancement of the operational and technical capacities of local health services, and provision of comprehensive health care for most vulnerable groups, whether the internally displaced people (IDP’s) or host communities.

QRCS Executive Director, Fahad Mohamed Al-Naimi, represented by Head of QRCS’s delegation, Ahmed Al-Qahtani signed the agreement on the Qatari part.

While the IOM Iraq side, Chief of Mission, Thomas Lothar Weiss, signed the agreement.

“We consider this partnership to be among the most important strategies in our work. Emergency response operations in Mosul will require concerted humanitarian efforts. We look forward to further collaboration with IOM Iraq, in heath and shelter, to provide assistance for displaced Iraqis,” said Al-Qahtani.

Weiss on the other side said, the organisation was pleased to “provide life-saving health services in cooperation with QRCS, to help the displaced Iraqis during this time of crisis.

He added, responding to massive health and emergency needs, requires cooperation from all humanitarian partners, and even greater commitments as displacement continues.”

The representatives of QRCS and IOM visited the Debaga IDP Camp, where the two organisations jointly operate a primary health care clinic, in coordination with the Erbil and Nineveh Directorates of Health, as well as, the Health Cluster in Iraq.

Source: Nam News Network