Charity organisations in Qatar raise $16 million for Pakistan flood victims

September 18, 2010
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Charitable organisations in Qatar have raised QR58 million ($16 million) in a joint campaign to support the flood victims in Pakistan, local media said.

Leading charity organizations, The Qatar Charity, Shaikh Mohammed bin Al Thani Charity Foundation, Qatar Red Crescent and RAF, had pledged to offer assistance to the needy in areas affected by the floods.

Qatar Charity has sent about 80 tonnes of aid to Pakistan through the “air bridge” set up under the patronage of Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. The aid was sent in collaboration with Qatar Airways, Qatar’s national airlines, Qatari daily The Peninsula reported on Saturday.

Qatar Red Crescent will implement projects worth QR 3.5 ($960,855) m in the flood hit areas in Pakistan while RAF has started work on 43 water treatment plants to provide drinking water to the affected.

         

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