(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA
Doha: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) provided multi-purpose cash assistance for some 96,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan for a period of two months.
This generous contribution, totaling $2.6m, will enable UNHCR to offer critical cash assistance to more than 13,500 Syrian refugees in Jordan and close to 82,400 in Lebanon to help them afford their most basic needs, such as food, shelter, and medication, in the months of October and November.
This assistance is the outcome of an agreement signed by QFFD, the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
Director General at QFFD Khalifa Al Kuwari, said:“QFFD spares no effort in responding to the ever-growing humanitarian needs around the world. The onset of winter makes our efforts more crucial to support those in urgent need of assistance. We are proud of our partnership with UNHCR and we believe it is critical that we continue to work together to ensure no one is left behind.”
UNHCR Senior Advisor and Representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries Khaled Khalifa said:“This timely contribution is providing much-needed hope to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, especially as winter has set in.
“We are grateful for the Qatar Fund for Development's continued and unwavering support to UNHCR, and we look forward to further expanding our strong partnership to assist the forcibly displaced around the world.”
The State of Qatar has a long history of addressing the needs of those affected by conflicts, especially those forced to flee their countries. Qatar's pivotal role in supporting UNHCR's programs has helped alleviate the suffering of those in most need, with total contributions from the Government of Qatar and Qatari organizations exceeding $373m since 2010.
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