Doha: Qatar Red Crescent has launched an emergency appeal to gather around 4 million Qatari Riyals of financial aid for those affected by the earthquake that hit Haiti last week.
It was launched in a press conference held Monday in the presence of the Secretary General of the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and its Board's Deputy Chairman, Dr Mohammad Bin Ghanem Al Ali al Mahdaadi and the Venezuelan Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Dr Juan Antonio Hernandez.
"The Red Crescent is planning to send urgent relief and medical services to the victims of the earthquake-stricken Haiti," Al Mahdaadi said.
"The QRCS has a network to cordinate with humanitarian organisations, evaluation and search teams that arrived on the ground, to follow up the latest developments," he added.
The aim of this emergency call is to gather around 4 million Qatari Riyals to support around 25,000 people with humanitarian aid and daily supplies and ensure that up to 1,000 of the affected families have healthy and safe shelter items to help preserve their physical and mental well-being.
Relief distributions, emergency health, water and sanitation, emergency shelter, logistics and telecommunication are among the list of humanitarian aid to be provided.
The earthquake has compounded the already very difficult humanitarian conditions in the country. Haiti is among countries on the top of poverty list in the world, according to the Haiti Earthquake Emergency Appeal- International Relief Department 2010.
How and where to donate
Call mobile hotline number: 00974-5884707
Landline number: 00974-4411154 (Donations can be picked up)
Donation accepted at: Qatar Islamic Bank, account No. 100002649 (Haiti relief fund)
Deliver your donation to Red Crescent’s Office at Al Salta Al Gadeema/ Cornish (opposite to Movenpic Hotel) or to Red Crescent’s stands at the commercial malls