Though Qatar was among the first and quickest nations to respond to Lebanon’s cry for help after the Beirut explosion, the country’s support efforts for its neighbor are not over.
Qatar’s Red Crescent Society (QRCS) announced on Thursday that it was raising 50 million Qatari riyals for Beirut relief.
The amount, which is roughly equivalent to $14 million, is being collected under the campaign name, “Heart for Lebanon,” after the country’s Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities approved the campaign.
QRCS representatives, currently in Lebanon, are collaborating with the Lebanese Red Cross to survey those who have been affected by the Beirut Port explosion and assess their needs for assistance.
The funds, when raised, will be used to provide Lebanon with relief, medical and food supplies, emergency shelter for the homeless, in addition to other forms of aid.
Qatar’s new campaign is expected to help at least 300,000 people in Lebanon and aims to further assist the Lebanese as they deal with the destruction and the other dire effects that resulted from the blast.