Qatar Charity reveals its record in global tie-ups
18 Jun 2017 - 8:09
The Qatar Charity (QC) has revealed that the number of cooperation and partnership agreements it has signed with United Nations organisations, agencies, humanitarian organisations and international and regional donors reached 93 agreements, with cooperation amounting to more than $126.3m.
A report issued by the QC said that these figures reveal its keenness on partnership and cooperation and show the scale of programmes and projects implemented across the world through partnerships with United Nations agencies and other international organisations. The report said this cooperation is concentrated on the main bodies, the most important of which are 8 of the United Nations agencies and organisations with 70 agreements at a total value of $28.2m, the Islamic Development Bank with $ 82.8mand the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) with $7.38m.
The report also showed QC cooperation with other international organisations, such as the International Medical Corps, at a total value of $2.74m for the health sector in Syria, Central Africa, Sierra Leone and Somalia in 2014-2015 and with the British Orbis organisation in the field of Fighting Blindness in Bangladesh 2015.
More than half a million dollars spent in cooperation with the US Office for the Coordination of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID) in Pakistan's Water, Sanitation and Economic Empowerment Project 2010 and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2013 and Care International Care In the area of livelihoods in Sudan and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) of $4m in 2009 as well as an agreement focused on cooperation in livelihoods and the Kanoute Foundation through a memorandum of understanding in the field of health sector in 2016.
The report also referred to the cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent for the relief of Iraq in 2009 and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) through the MoH and Mosaic UK, where an agreement was signed in the field of social welfare.
The cooperation between Qatar Charity and the Islamic Development Bank included countries such as Syria in the field of education for displaced children and refugees and the provision of educational curricula for them and Palestine, especially the reconstruction efforts of the Gaza Strip in the areas of health, education, infrastructure and social housing for poor families.
In 2014 and 2015, Qatar Charity cooperated with ISESCO, covering several areas such as education, culture and economic empowerment in a number of African countries.
The report said that memoranda and agreements of cooperation with UN agencies and organisations included the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Program (WFP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
Regarding the cooperation with the UNHCR and Qatar Charity, it amounted to $5.49m from 2000 to 2017. It included water and sanitation agreements in Kosovo, relief, water and sanitation in Pakistan, relief to Yemen, relief to Myanmar, repatriation of displaced Somalis, Malaysia relief and Iraq relief.
The total value of Qatar Charity agreements with the World Food Program reached $4.83m during the period from 2007 to 2015, covering areas of global logistics cooperation, provision of food for Sudan, provision of food for Palestine, the Gaza Strip, provision of food to Pakistan (two agreements) and mobilisation of resources at the global level, the reported said.
Qatar Charity operates in 48 countries across the world and has 26 field and regional offices outside Qatar.