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QRCS extends supports to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Ambassador in Qatar M. Mafaz Mohideen in discussion with QRCS General Secretary Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi.
Sri Lanka Ambassador in Qatar M. Mafaz Mohideen in discussion with QRCS General Secretary Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi.

Sri Lanka Ambassador in Qatar M. Mafaz Mohideen met Secretary-General of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi on June 1.

The meeting was attended by Head of International Relations and International Humanitarian Law Dr. Fawzi Oussedik and Head of International Development Naglaa Al-Hajj.

They reviewed the prospects for humanitarian cooperation between the QRCS and the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, whether in serving the Sri Lankan community in Qatar or providing aid for the underserved communities in Sri Lanka.

The Ambassador expressed that Sri Lanka is experiencing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths amid the third wave resulting in hospitals overcrowded and do not have the capacity for more critical cases.

Al-Hammadi said that he will extend help to the people of Sri Lanka, through coordination with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, as a strategic partner of the QRCS and a special focus will be given to address the gaps in medical equipment, medications, and other supplies immediately.

He asserted that this reflects the mutual relations between the two friendly nations and the QRCS’s past achievements in Sri Lanka. The QRCS has engaged in numerous humanitarian operations particularly in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector, with hundreds of wells dug and water tanks and pumps installed in Sri Lanka.