Qatar allocates $5 million to Ukrainian refugees, reminds world of Plight Syrian, Palestinian refugees.
12 April 2022, 12:00 AM
30 April 2022, 12:00 AM
The State of Qatar announced allocating USD 5 million in humanitarian aid to support Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons, through Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
Qatar stressed that the difficult humanitarian situation that millions of refugees are facing in the shadow of the continuing escalation and tension requires the solidarity of the international community to develop emergency plans to respond to their necessary needs.
This came in the State of Qatar's speech delivered by HE Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater at the virtual Donors' Conference for Ukraine.
HE Lolwah Al Khater reiterated the State of Qatar's call for an immediate cessation of military action in Ukraine, securing humanitarian corridors to ensure aid access, resolving the dispute through constructive dialogue and diplomatic methods, in addition to settling the conflict by peaceful means and avoiding what can lead to further escalation.
''This is what we see today for the Ukrainians who are experiencing a dark period in their history that forces them to flee, whether inside or outside Ukraine, to avoid war and its horrors, as is the case with the millions of refugees who have previously suffered from the scourge of war and the international community's neglect of their suffering, such as the Syrian refugees, not to mention the longest tragedy of refugees in modern history, which is the tragedy of the Palestinian refugees, Lolwah Al Khater added.