Qatar Fund for Development renews commitment to support UNHCR’s global humanitarian response – world

UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, today signed an agreement with the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to provide US $ 8 million in flexible funding to UNHCR in 2021 and 2022, in support of its humanitarian efforts around the world.

The agreement was signed virtually by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi in Geneva, and the Director General of the QFFD, HE Mr. Khalifa Al-Kuwari in Doha, marking a renewal of the commitment of the State of Qatar to support refugees and internally displaced persons around the world. .

“In light of today’s aggravated challenges and the record number of forced displacements, this flexible contribution will help UNHCR respond to growing needs and emergencies around the world,” Grandi said while commending the humanitarian role from Qatar. “We look forward to expanding and strengthening our long-standing partnership with the QFFD to continue supporting the most vulnerable refugees and their host communities. “

For his part, HE Al-Kuwari said: “At the Qatar Fund for Development, we support the efforts of United Nations organizations such as UNHCR as we believe in the vital role that UNHCR plays in supporting refugees in several conflict zones. . Therefore, QFFD and UNHCR share the same values ​​regarding the importance of efforts to meet the growing humanitarian needs of displaced communities and to ensure that basic humanitarian rights such as safe shelter, food security and access. to quality education are accessible to all. all refugees.

Flexible funding is vital for UNHCR. It enables emergency assistance to be provided when and where it is most needed, enabling UNHCR to respond swiftly to the growing needs of the 84 million forcibly displaced people around the world.

Qatar’s history of generosity and collaboration in supporting refugees and internally displaced persons has been essential to UNHCR’s global humanitarian efforts, with cumulative contributions from the State of Qatar and Qatari entities exceeding $ 354 million nowadays.

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