The Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoU) to provide adequate shelter for the internally displaced people (IDPs) from Homs to Idlib and Aleppo in Northern Syria.
The agreement was signed by QFFD’s strategic planning executive director Ali bin Abdullah al-Dabbagh and QRCS secretary-general Ali Hassan al-Hammadi.
“This grant from QFFD will help provide shelter for the Syrians displaced from Homs to Idlib and Aleppo, in a difficult journey. Many of them had suffered a long siege and lack of all sorts of supplies, so they had to leave,” al-Dabbagh said.
According to the agreement QRCS will build and rehabilitate 310 housing units, each measuring 100 sq m. These houses will accommodate 620 families (3,100 people), including 150 persons with disability. In addition, transportation will also be provided for the beneficiaries free of charge.
QFFD appreciates the relations with QRCS and bilateral cooperation for the relief of the Syrian people, according to the QFFD senior official. Al-Hammadi thanked QFFD for its “fruitful co-operation to help the homeless Syrians, who were forced out of their home towns.”
“It is indispensable for them to find somewhere to live other than substandard IDP shelters, particularly now that winter is approaching,” he said.
Al Hammadi applauded the measures taken to support the distressed people in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Sudan.
“At the centre of this is QRCS, thanks to its internationally recognised capacity and as an auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its local and international humanitarian policy,” he noted.