Qatar delivers emergency food & medical aids to Palestinians

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have distributed food parcels to the Palestinians sheltered at the Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis Governorate, southern Gaza, as part of an ongoing emergency response to the three-week war.

Dr. Akram Nassar, Head of QRCS’s representation office in Gaza, stressed that the QRCS personnel there were distributing the QFFD-funded aid, in coordination with Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

Deployed to Al-Arish International Airport in Egypt and entered into the blockade through the Rafah Border Crossing, the Qatari aid comprised 37 tons of food items, medicines, medical equipment and consumables.

375 food parcels were distributed to 1,875 displaced beneficiaries at the Al-Amal Hospital. On October 26 and 27, QRCS’s relief personnel distributed 2,000 food parcels and 2,000 hygiene kits to 12,000 beneficiaries, with plans to distribute 1,000 shelter kits.

Under the emergency relief intervention, QRCS’s office in Gaza and PRCS delivered 38 packs of medical equipment and consumables to hospitals of Palestine’s Ministry of Health (MOH), including 100 medical beds for intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency departments, to ensure the continuity of health services provided for wounded people.

Dr Nassar added that “The humanitarian lifeline also involved 38 batches of diverse medical supplies to support healthcare services at Gaza’s hospitals. QRCS is coordinating with partners to implement several humanitarian interventions aimed at alleviating the suffering of the people of Gaza and making sure that wounded and displaced people have access to basic services.”

Earlier, QRCS allocated $1.309 million from its Disaster Response Fund as an initial contribution to secure the much-needed medicines, medical supplies and ambulance vehicles for emergency, surgery and ICU departments at the Ministry of Health (MoH) hospitals.

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