State of Qatar helps around 100 countries to combat global pandemic

  • 6 months   ago
In order to help numerous countries across the globe in their fight against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the state of Qatar has stepped up to offer various medical and humanitarian aids to almost 100 countries since the beginning of the global epidemic.
 
In a recent tweet, the Government Communications Office (GCO) said: “The State of Qatar has been providing medical and humanitarian assistance across the globe since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aid from government and non-government entities stands at over $256m, and has been offered to around 88 countries.”
 
During various occasions, many world leaders and officials from international bodies like the United Nations (UN) commended Qatar’s medical assistance to help worst affected countries across the globe due to Covid-19.
A video posted by the GCO with the tweet stated that since the beginning of this epidemic, Qatar has given many medical and humanitarian aids to nearly 88 countries around the world.
 
GCO further added that, “Qatar pledged $20m in support of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI) in 2020. The Qatar Fund for Development has committed $10m to support the GAVI COVAX Advance Market Commitment, aiming to procure 1.3 billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021.”
 
The tweet highlighted that Qatar Airways Cargo has shipped almost 20 million vaccines to countries around the world and said “In April 2021, Qatar Red Crescent launched an international campaign to raise $100m in donations for COVID-19 vaccines for more than three million refugees, internally displaced persons, and migrants across 20 countries.” 
 
 
The GCO also mentioned that these pledges expressed the solidarity of Qatar with the international community and its dedication in standing with them by supporting at all stages to effectively combat the deadly virus. 
It is also important to note that Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had also received a message from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on May 31 last year, in which he conveyed his deep gratitude and appreciation for the support of Qatar to the United Nations during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), by hosting an airlift from Doha to Kabul. The UN Chief also extended his thanks to H H the Amir for facilitating the redeployment of some United Nations staff in Yemen.
 
Recently, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) took efforts in initiating an international campaign to raise $100m in support of the provision of COVID-19 vaccines for 3,650,000 refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants in 20 countries.
 
The launch of the campaign was announced by Sheikh Abdullah bin Thamer Al Thani, President of QRCS, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). 
 
The #IAmVaccinatedIDonated initiative will be under a large-scale campaign to mobilise support at the government, institutional, and individual levels.  This involves a public advocacy campaign for COVID-19 vaccine equity and does not leave anyone behind as no one is safe until everyone is safe.

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