Doha, October 09 (QNA) - Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has announced the launch of its annual "Warm Winter" winterization campaign.
Under the theme "Humanity First: We Give Them Warmth", the new drive is aimed at providing QR 13.5 million worth of winter projects/aid for the benefit of 261,300 people in 14 countries.
HE Secretary-General of QRCS, Ambassador Ali bin Hassan Al Hammadi, said, "Too harsh is the winter for those families afflicted by the downs of life! They find themselves forcibly displaced to escape with their lives and children, suffering cold nights and hard days. For them to feel human, we need to show our humanity first.
In anticipation of the painfully cold winter, here is our new Warm Winter campaign, which seeks to ensure the warmth and protection of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people. All humane donors are invited to be part of this noble humanitarian endeavor, helping to alleviate the impact of the severe winter on those in need".
Under the project, a wide range of humanitarian aid will be provided, including heating materials; women's, men's and children's coats; shelter kits (e.g., blankets, mattresses, carpets, straw mats, flashlights, electric heaters, and tarpaulins); winter medicines for common cold and fever; food parcels of local staples; and white flour for the production of bread. In addition, QRCS will construct shelter units; install solar-powered water heaters; and construct water tanks.
According to Youssef Mohamed Al Awadi, Director of Resource Development Department at QRCS, there are many methods for donation to this humanitarian campaign. (QNA)