Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have launched a joint humanitarian campaign to help the Palestinian people during the winter of 2020-2021.
Under the theme of #DignityIsPriceless, the campaign is aimed at raising $1.1 million (or over QR 4 million) to implement a number of winterization projects for the benefit of 123,000 Palestinians affected by the cold weather. It has an approval No. 1315/2020 from the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA).
The UNRWA will work together with the representation missions of QRCS in Gaza and the West Bank and Jerusalem to conduct the following projects:
- Shelter: Tarpaulin sheets will be distributed to cover the holes in the roofs or walls of homes of 6,000 families (36,000 persons on average), at a cost of QR 1,625,000.
- Food: QRCS and UNRWA will distribute food parcels containing the basic food staples to meet the needs of 6,000 families (35,000 persons), mainly children and older persons, at a total cost of QR 450,000.
- Winterization aid: 6,000 Palestinian families will receive winterization kits, which contain mattresses, gas stoves, diapers for babies and older persons, and hygiene kits, at a cost of QR 450,000.
- Jackets for children: There are 15,000 school students who will receive warm jackets to protect them against the cold weather, at a cost of QR 1.5 million.