UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and Qatar Charity (QC) have signed today three agreements worth USD 4 million, in support of UNHCR operations in Iraq, Bangladesh and Yemen.
These agreements were signed at QC’s headquarters in Doha by Khaled Khalifa, UNHCR’s Regional Representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Faisal Rashid Al Fehaida, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Qatar Charity, in support of UNHCR’s projects centered on providing much-needed assist with internally displaced Iraqis and Yemenis, along with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The very first agreement is targeted on providing around 80,000 vulnerable Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with essential assistance for shelter, energy and water, and sanitation, with a total contribution of USD 2 million.
The ceremony also covered an agreement worth USD 1 million to supply long-term shelter rehabilitation support for 300 families (approximately 1,800 individuals) of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq.
Yet another agreement was signed based which Qatar Charity will contribute USD 1 million to supply rental assistance for returnee families and communities in Yemen, in the proper execution of cash grants. Around 12, individuals in Yemen may benefit out of this project.
“UNHCR highly appreciated its long partnership with QC, which plays a vital role towards supporting our ability to respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons in Iraq and Yemen, and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh”, said Khaled Khalifa, UNHCR’s Regional Representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries.
“Collaborating with UNHCR allows us to diversify and strengthen our support of programs focused on improving the situation of refugees and IDPs”, said Faisal Rashid Al Fehaida, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Qatar Charity.
UNHCR and Qatar Charity have a long track record of cooperation in support of displaced people over many years. Since 2011, Qatar Charity has provided over USD 34 million to UNHCR’s programmes and has delivered essential humanitarian assistance to more than 1.5 million refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Somalia and Bangladesh. In December 2018, UNHCR and QC launched the QC4HCR multiyear initiative for five years, which aims to mobilize an annual contribution of USD 30 million to fund UNHCR’s programmes globally.