SEN. Richard Gordon, chairman and chief executive officer of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), said the PRC had received nearly 12 million pesetas worth of food and non-food supplies, equipment and lifeboats from the Qatar Red Crescent Society Aid and rehabilitation measures for the EU received The recent typhoons that devastated the country, such as “Rolly” and “Ulysses”.
RED-LETTER DAYSen. Richard Gordon (second from left), also chairman and executive director of the Philippine Red Cross (PR China), receives food and non-food items valued at over US $ 238,000 from Qatar Ambassador Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Malki and from the Qatar Red Crescent Society Abdelmounaim Mhindate, Head of Mission of the Qatar Red Crescent Society (third and fourth from left, respectively) during a sales ceremony on December 4, 2020 at the headquarters of the PRC in Mandaluyong. The donated items would be given to the survivors of Typhoon ‘Ulysses’ (international name: ‘Vamco’). POST PHOTO
Gordon received donations of US $ 238,672.27 (pesetas 11,465,696.51) from Ambassador Dr. Ali Ibrahim Al Malki of Qatar and Qatar Red Crescent Society Mission Director Abdelmounaim Mhindate at a sales ceremony witnessed by other officials from the Qatar Embassy and the Qatar Red Crescent Society.
“We thank our brothers and partners in the Qatar Red Crescent Society and the Qatar Embassy for renewing their trust in the Philippine Red Cross. Rest assured that we will ensure that your donation reaches the affected families in Cagayan and Rizal immediately. Your donation will support the most vulnerable families who have been badly affected, ”he said.
The donation, made under the direction of His Highness Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, was transported into the country on board a Qatar State plane that landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Friday.
The donation consists of 40 tons of relief supplies consisting of food and non-food items such as camping equipment such as tents, blankets and mosquito nets. Water treatment plants and power generators; and lifeboats.
The Qatar Red Crescent Society has always been a partner of the PRC in its numerous humanitarian efforts.
Your previous donations in 2013 went to victims of Typhoon “Yolanda”. Typhoon “Hagupit” in 2014; the Surigao earthquake and typhoon “Vinta” in 2017; and Typhoon “Mangkhut” in 2018 among others.
One of the notable efforts by Qatar RCS was the typhoon Yolanda donation of two water tankers and 650 disaster relief rooms to the displaced families.