The establishment of a migrant shelter centre has been completed in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, under agreements signed between Qatar Charity (QC) and the United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in 2020 and last year, while other urgent-response projects are under implementation in Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
The existing co-operation between QC and IOM “affirms the strength of the relationship that has been formed by Qatar Charity obtaining the status of observer member of IOM in 2006”, a press statement notes.
The two parties have already signed many co-operation agreements, including what was inked recently in Kuwait to implement urgent response projects in Iraq, Yemen and Syria with a funding of $1mn, in addition to another agreement under which Qatar Charity has contributed to the establishment of a migrant shelter centre in Sarajevo as well as the implementation of other projects.
According to the co-operation agreement signed by QC with IOM in Kuwait, work has begun to implement urgent-response projects in Iraq, Yemen and Syria. Some 107,000 people will benefit from response projects worth $600,000 in Iraq. The projects include supporting health and protection services in Nineveh, rebuilding 120 destroyed homes in Mosul and responding to the water crisis in Al Qurnah.
The agreement also stipulated support for a project to enhance maternal and child care in Yemen, at an estimated cost of $200,000. The project benefits 4,000 people, the majority of whom are children. Around 4,000 people affected by the Syrian crisis benefit from multi-sectoral assistance in Syria, at an estimated cost of $200,000.
The two sides agreed to continue to develop their common relationship through the implementation of more joint projects at the country level. Both parties also agreed to work together to reach a strategic agreement. According to the agreement signed between Qatar Charity and IOM in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, a migrant accommodation centre has been completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina with joint funding of QR3mn by both parties in equal shares.