Doha bank has donated QR 300,000
in response to a campaign, which was launched to
provide humanitarian aid in Beirut in the wake of a devastating explosion there
that killed at least 160 people and wounded about 6000 others.
in Our Hearts” campaign has been launched by Qatar Charity (QC), in
co-operation with Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Qatar Media Corporation
(QMC) under the supervision of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable
Activities (Raca) for Charitable Activities.
The campaign is
aimed at implementing humanitarian projects to contain the effects of the
disaster, starting with urgent response and early recovery.
Doha bank’s donation is aimed at
supporting a quarter of the population of Beirut, who were left with homes not feasible
to stay in, with buildings demolished by the massive blasts and subsequent
Chief Retail Banking Officer of
Doha bank Braik Ali al-Marri said, “Doha Bank extends its sincere and heartfelt
condolences to the Lebanese people on the disaster that struck them. Our
contribution of QR300,000 to the ‘Lebanon in Our Hearts’ fundraising campaign
is channeled towards assisting the victims of that tragic incident and
equipping them with all the necessary needs, from food items to medical
supplies and clothes in a bid to compensate them for their losses.”
Notably, Doha Bank strongly
supports charity and initiatives rendered by several other NGOs to help the
disadvantaged in line with its policy goals. The bank’s donation towards the “Lebanon in Our Hearts” campaign associates
with Qatar’s commitment to assist the affected Lebanese citizens and in
accordance with its activities as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The explosion in Lebanon’s port city of Beirut on August 4 killed at least 160 people and injured about 6,000 others. Buildings were damaged for miles around the city after 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilisers, stored at the facility for six years, reportedly caused the explosion.
By: Nawal Mukadam