The immediate response by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) to the Beirut port explosion is going on in co-operation with the Lebanese Red Cross, under the 'Lebanon in Our Hearts' campaign co-launched by QRCS and Qatar Charity under the supervision of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (Raca).
QRCS’s relief groups are repairing homes damaged by the explosion, using the shelter kits sent from Qatar as humanitarian aid for Beirut. On the first day, 25 homes were repaired as part of 500 houses planned to be repaired within 7-10 days.
By repairing the doors and windows, the affected families will be able to return to their homes soon. Further repairs will be done at later stages, thus alleviating the economic, health and mental impact on the population and meeting their needs, QRCS has said in a statement.
At the same time, the first batch of medical supplies was delivered by the QRCS representation mission in Lebanon to the ambulance workers of Lebanese Red Cross at Martyrs' Square, central Beirut, including 70,000 masks, face shields, gloves and sanitisers.
Apart from the repair of damaged homes, an early recovery plan is in progress to provide medical and ambulance aid, fresh meals, food supplies and family hygiene kits. These activities cover Zone 2 (Martyrs' Square), Zone 23 (Gemmayzeh) and Zones 6-11 (Karantina) in the proximity of the Beirut harbour.
To continue undertaking the humanitarian intervention over the coming period of time, QRCS welcomes donations from the people of Qatar via the website (www.qrcs.org.qa), donor service line (66666364), home collector service (33998898) or Raca-licensed donation collectors at malls and shopping centres.
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