QRCS Sends Humanitarian Convoy into Syria

Doha, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to mobilize shared relief interventions for the victims of war in Aleppo, at a total cost of $2,323,000.

A high-profile delegation from KRCS visited recently the QRCS’s Mission in Turkey to sign the agreement. Headed by President, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, the KRCS delegation were received by Dr. Khalid Diab, Director, QRCS Relief and International Development, Doha, as well as top officials of the Mission,QRCS said in a statement .

The meeting discussed the imminent projects and how best to deliver the aid to the affected Syrians. The guests listened to a presentation on QRCS’s major achievements in Syria.

This cooperation will build upon the work done jointly by the two parties since the beginning of the crisis, as part of the rapid response campaign for Aleppo.

Under the agreement, several relief and health projects would be conducted in Syria, for the benefit of an estimated 190,000 displaced people in western Aleppo countryside, Idlib, and Idlib countryside.

The projects include distributing 7,500 food packages, 200,000 bread bundles, 11,000 winter clothing bags, heating oil (40 liters per family), and 8,000 blankets.

Also, QRCS-KRCS personnel would dispatch 10 mobile medical clinics to offer primary health care services at camps and centers receiving the internally displaced people (IDPs). Three water tankers would provide drinking water every day to the Syrian families, and a hospital in Turkey would be contracted to perform general, urological, plastic, and orthopedic surgeries for children.

A humanitarian convoy was recently dispatched into Syria through Bab al-Hawa Border Crossing, in coordination with the Turkish Red Crescent Society. Twenty trucks carried relief items and 8,000 blankets for the victims of cold weather.

Earlier this month, the two parties prepared an IDP reception center; dispatched mobile clinics to IDP host communities; and distributed food packages, winter clothing, blankets, tents, and other relief items.

Source: Qatar News Agency