QNB, the world’s strongest bank, has given a substantial boost to The Qatar Solidarity Campaign by donating the sum of QR1m to Qatar Red Crescent in support of humanitarian efforts to help disaster victims in Somalia and The Phillippines.
The donation, given as part of the Group’s significant Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, will be used by Qatar Red Crescent to supply much needed Food, Water, Medical and Tent supplies for the inhabitants of both countries displaced by one of the largest natural disasters seen in modern history.
The Qatar Solidarity Campaign will last for a month and is being coordinated by five charities and organizations. Its purpose is to both raise awareness of the scale of the plight currently being experienced in Somalia and The Phillippines and importantly, to raise much needed money for the international relief operation underway. QNB fully supports the humanitarian aspirations of The Solidarity Campaign and the significant donation resonates fully with the Social and Welfare objectives of its CSR Programme.
Commenting on the QNB financial contribution to the National Relief Campaign, Mr. Saleh Al-Muhanadi, Secretary General of Qatar Red Crescent, said, “In both countries, The Typhoons and their aftermaths have claimed many lives and left hundreds of thousands of people destitute. A basic principal of human decency is to support our fellow brothers and sisters at a time of distress and suffering and this substantial donation from QNB will help our efforts considerably. QNB was one of the first organizations who contributed to The Relief effort and we hope that other organizations will follow their excellent example. We are very grateful for the outstanding support and understanding shown by Qatar’s largest Bank.”
Super Typhoon Haiyan was one of the largest and most devastating Typhoons ever recorded when it struck The Phillippines recently and The North East Region of Somalia has been affected by floods on a scale never seen before in the country.