Qatar Amir donates QR50m to ‘Peace for Sudan’ campaign to support the flood victims in Sudan

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Qatar Amir donates QR50m to ‘Peace for Sudan’ campaign to support the flood victims in Sudan

Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has donated QR50m to ‘Peace for Sudan’ campaign to support the flood victims in Sudan during a fund raising transmission on Qatar TV yesterday which raised over QR89.6m.

The fund raising transmission was part of the ‘Peace for Sudan’ campaign which is being run by Qatar Charity (QC) and the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) under the supervision of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA) and the Qatar Media Corporation (QMC). The campign aims at delivering urgent relief aid to the victims of the devastating and unprecedented floods that hit Sudan recently. 

Local banks, financial institutions, private firms, health institutions, people in group and large number of individuals made their generous contribution to the campaign. The fund raising programme which lasted over two hours from 9pm to 11pm yesterday raised a total of QR89,669,812. 

The major donors include Ooredoo and Qatar National Bank both gave QR1m each. A number of banks including Al Khaliji Commercial Bank, Barwa Bank, Al Ahli Bank, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Qatar Islamic Bank, Qatar International Islamic Bank and Al Rayan Bank donated QR500,000 each.

Al Jazeera Healthcare Group donated QR1m. A group of people from Al Wakra (sons of Al Wakra) donated QR600,000. Another group of people donated QR715,000. Arab Engineering Bureau donated QR150,000. 

Sudanese Doctors Association in Qatar donated QR100,000. 


Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the State of Qatar, H E Abd Al Rahim Al Siddig Mohammed, has lauded Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for the generous donation and people in Qatar for their contribution to the campaign.

“Qatar’s rapid response is natural, as it is one of the most important countries concerned with humanitarian issues in various parts of the world,” said H E Abd Al Rahim Al Siddig Mohammed while speaking in the fund raising programme. 

Secretary-General of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) Ali bin Hassan Al Hammadi said that QRCS is providing medial aid and other relief materials in collaboration with Turkish Red Crescent and other partners during his intervention in the programme. 

He said that the flood devastated hugely disrupting the day to day life of large number of people in Sudan. Al Hammadi urged citizens and expatriates in Qatar to support the campaign as there were urgent need for medicines, foods and shelters for the survival of affected people.

Faisal Al Faheeda, Executive Director of Operations Department at Qatar Charity (QC) said: “We are working on operating an air bridge from Turkey and Pakistan to Sudan.”

He said that an agreement will be signed with Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) next week in health sector to increase the number of medial cadres in Sudan, preparing and equipping eight health centers, 16 health points and 150 mobile clinics.