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Charitable campaign in Qatar collects $41m to support displaced Syrians

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A Qatari campaign called “Haqq Al-Sham” announced that the citizens’ donations reached two million riyals ($ 41 million) within two days, in support of the displaced Syrians.

According to Anadolu Agency’s correspondent in Qatar, the campaign started last Friday and continued until Saturday evening, sponsored by the official television and government agencies in Qatar.

Qatari citizens, residents and local institutions donated directly through live TV broadcast and several Qatari radio stations and TV channels.

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, donated 50 million Qatari riyals ($14 million) for the campaign.

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The “Haq Al-Sham” campaign, launched by Qatar Charity, is aimed at helping 250,000 Syrian refugees and displaced persons, including shelter, food, water and healthcare aids.

The campaign is carried out in cooperation and partnership with the Qatar Media Corporation, Qatar Television, Qatar Radio, Sout Al Khaleej FM, Al Dawri wal Kass Channel, Alrayyan TV, Quran Radio, and Sout Al Rayyan Radio.

The campaign comes as part of the urgent response to the largest wave of displacement since 2011, which resulted in the displacement of more than 900,000 Syrian refugees.

According to United Nations estimates, more than 900,000 people, 80 per cent of whom are women and children, have been displaced since December 2019, marking the largest wave of displacement since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011.

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