Qatar inks agreement with UNHCR to aid Syrian refugees| MENAFN.COM

Thursday, 07 July 2022 04:04 GMT

Qatar inks agreement with UNHCR to aid Syrian refugees


(MENAFN) Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Charity (QC) and Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees made an agreement on Tuesday in support of over 30,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in Jordan and Lebanon, The Peninsula reported.

The agreement is linked to a contribution of over USD10m by Qatar Charity that will be channelled towards the UNHCR's initiative for refugees, said a statement.

Khaled Khalifa, UNHCR Regional Representative to the GCC Countries, praised Qatar Charity's collaboration with UNHCR, noting, "Qatar Charity's donation to the UNHCR's initiative is the first of its kind from any large donor. This generous contribution not only enhances our cooperation with Qatar Charity but also emphasizes their philanthropy, particularly with regards to helping hundreds of thousands of refugees secure their basic needs whether rent, healthcare or other necessities".

The donation will help secure much-needed cash assistance for over 150,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan until the end of 2018.

Over 1.6 million Syrian refugees live in Lebanon and Jordan, with the vast majority of refugees living below the poverty line (approximately 89 percent of refugees in Jordan and 71 percent of them in Lebanon).

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