Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed the Warm Winter campaign in Iraq 2021, in cooperation with QRCSs representation office in Iraq and the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS), delivering winter clothes and heaters to 1,835 families, or 9,000 beneficiaries in Nineveh and Erbil Governorates, Iraqi Kurdistan.
The one-month project was aimed at improving the living conditions of Syrian and Palestinian refugees as well as internally displaced persons (IDPs), with special focus on orphans and children with special needs, enabling them to withstand the severe cold weather of the winter, and bringing happiness to children.
Executive Director of Relief and International Development at QRCS Faisal Mohamed Al Emadi said: “The project is part of QRCSs strategic plan of improving the standard of living of the most vulnerable groups in disaster and conflict zones,”. “Now, the Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as well as Iraqi IDPs and returnees, can have access to basic humanitarian services and winterization aid that help them to live better, preserve their dignity, and sustain the freezing winter” he added.
He described the impact of the project on the lives of the beneficiaries as “significant and evident”, as it alleviated the suffering of underserved groups, particularly orphaned, disabled, and sick children, like those with Down syndrome or thalassemia, who have lost their families.
It is worth mentioning that this project is part of the Warm Winter campaign, which seeks to distribute winterization and food aid to ensure warmth for, and protect the dignity of, 45,270 families, totaling 272,880 beneficiaries, in 15 countries (Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, Gaza, Al Quds and the West Bank, Bangladesh, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, and Kyrgyzstan).