On their international day: Qatar Charity provides health and educational projects for refugees.
Nearly 80 million people in the world have been forced to leave their homes to become refugees or internally displaced persons and even more so, ten million of these people have fled in the last year alone.Together we recover, learn and shineThis year's World Refugee Day focuses on the power of inclusion and action under the official slogan Together We Heal, Learn and Shine, as the COVID-19 experience has shown the world that we can only take a step towards success if everyone stands together.Qatar Charity is one of the most prominent humanitarian organizations that have worked to confront this epidemic worldwide, whether at the health level or to provide an appropriate education for refugees in these exceptional circumstances the world is going through.The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that Qatar Charity had contributed 3.65 million Qatari riyals as part of its campaign during Ramadan to support refugees in Jordan and Lebanon and the displaced inside Yemen.Special roleAs part of the urgent response to the virus outbreak, Qatar Charity established 14 community isolation units in northern Syria at an estimated cost of $1.6 million, benefiting about 3,000 camp residents in cooperation with the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Urgent AidQatar Charity provided emergency assistance to Syrian refugees in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The value of this agreement amounted to $1.5 million.Qatar Charity and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) also signed two agreements worth $2 million to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene services to Syrian refugees in Jordan.Supporting health and educationQatar Charity’s interventions in favor of refugees in the face of the epidemic were not limited to the health aspect only but also included the education sector. In 2021, it signed two protocols for cooperation with the Turkish state of Orfa in health and education to improve the living conditions of Syrian refugees in the state.Qatar Charity will operate an integrated health center inside Syria and an educational complex equivalent to three schools.Education during crisesThe total beneficiaries of Qatar Charity’s educational projects for Syrian refugees reached more than 1.2 million children over the past five years. Also provided the camps with 40 educational spaces in the form of caravans equipped with school chairs, air conditioners, whiteboards, fireplaces, and fire extinguishers 2500 children benefited from this project. International PartnershipsQatar Charity has joined several international educational initiatives to support educational projects during crises, especially with the Qatar Fund for Development, which sponsors the Quest Initiative, a Qatari initiative that seeks to provide education and training for about 400,000 Syrian refugees inside Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey. The total amount of this initiative exceeds $100 million.