Qatar Red Crescent Society earmarks $5 million to aid Libyan families

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) recently announced that $5 million received from the Qatar Fund for Development (QFD) will go toward providing humanitarian assistance to thousands of Libyan families returning to Sirte, Libya.
 
“As a result of the unstable situation in Libya, many aspects of life there have deteriorated," Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, secretary general of QRCS, said. "The health facilities lack drugs, supplies, and medics. The water supply system has been damaged, and many people have lost their property and livelihoods.”

The $5 million will help provide basic needs in relief and health care for six months, as well as water and sanitation for one year. The relief funds could help as many as 79,400 people in the city, according to the QRCS. 
 
"This contribution will help the affected population in health care, water and sanitation, and other vital sectors,” Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, general manager of the QFD, said. “It is part of the humanitarian strategy adopted by the State of Qatar to alleviate human suffering, as well as QFD's 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan, which had already included the relief of Fallujah and Syria.”
 

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