Qatar Pledges to “Build a City in Syria”

On February 28th Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced its intention to send 50 planes to the earthquake-affected areas of zones in Syria. The planes, the ministry said, would contain food, medical supplies, over 1,200 tents for families, 360 mobile housing units and 12 field hospitals capable of meeting the needs of 70,000 displaced.

Ministry spokesman, Majid al-Ansari told those at the press briefing, that the Qatar Fund for Development (QFD), Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) and Syria-based Decent Living Association (DLA) had signed an agreement for the establishment of an integrated city for those affected by the earthquake in northern Syria.

He stated that the Qatar Fund for Development signed an agreement, on February 27, with the Turkish Presidency of Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) and the Syrian Decent Living Association; To establish an integrated city in northern Syria for those affected by the earthquake.

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) was lauded by al-Ansari for their proposed construction of a residential housing complex for the families affected by the quakes, which would comprise 300 apartments, and the necessary infrastructure and facilities for the community.

The spokesman also stressed Qatar’s comment was not transitory and al-Ansar emphasized that Qatar was prepared to continue to provide until the Turkish and Syrian victims of the February 6th earthquakes were no longer in need of such assistance.


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