DOHA: Qatar is to provide $2.6 million to aid almost 100,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon with food, medicine, and shelter.
The Qatar Fund for Development agreed to the disbursement through the UN Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, in the early winter months to more than 13,500 Syrians in Jordan and nearly 82,400 in Lebanon.
"QFFD spares no effort in responding to the ever-growing humanitarian needs around the world,” said Director General Khalifa Al-Kuwari. “The onset of winter makes our efforts more crucial to support those in urgent need of assistance.
“We are proud of our partnership with UNHCR and we believe it is critical that we continue to work together to ensure no one is left behind.”
Since 2010, the Qatari government and organizations have provided $373 million in aid to people affected by conflicts, particularly those displaced from their countries.