Posted on November 26, 2013

Qatargas has contributed to the Qatar Solidarity Day campaign by donating one million Qatari Riyals to Qatar Charity in support of humanitarian efforts being undertaken to help the victims of the recent natural disasters in Somalia and the Philippines as per the directive of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatargas.

This was announced in a brief ceremony held at Qatargas’ head office building in Doha, attended by Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi, Qatargas Public Relations Manager, Abdul Naser Mohammed Al Yafi’ee, Executive Director for Fund Raising at Qatar Charity and Jassim Al Mansouri, Head of Marketing and Public Relations, Qatar Charity.

Commenting on Qatargas’ financial contribution to the campaign, Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi said:
“We are pleased to support this humanitarian cause and extend a helping hand to the people of Somalia and the Philippines. Humanitarian efforts are an integral part of our corporate social responsibility programme and Qatargas has always been responsive to such campaigns in cooperation with local charities to support communities around the world who need immediate assistance.”

“We take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to His Excellency the Minister for his guidance in this noble initiative.  I also thank the Qatargas Management for supporting this campaign and special thanks to Qatar Charity for their efforts in this regard.  Qatargas is committed to providing support in the field of health and safety, education, sports activities and other activities in line with the objectives and basic principles of the Qatar National Vision 2030.” he added.

Abdul Naser Mohammed Al Yafi’ee, Executive Director for Fund Raising at Qatar Charity said:

“I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Qatargas for its generous contribution to Qatar Solidarity Day with the people of the Philippines and Somalia.  This campaign is aimed at supporting the relief efforts to help those who have been affected by these calamities.  The contribution by Qatargas reflects the positive image of the people and organizations in Qatar who are known all over the world for supporting such humanitarian endeavours.”

“Qatargas’ support also reflects the significant role played by such organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility, in alleviating the suffering of the victims and protecting their human dignity by supporting the relief efforts undertaken by Qatar Charity and other local charity organizations.”

The donation will be used by Qatar Charity to supply food, water, medicine and shelter for those who have been affected in the two countries

The Qatar Solidarity Day campaign will last for a month and is being coordinated by five local charity organizations.  The campaign aims to raise awareness of the scale of the suffering in Somalia and the Philippines as well as raise money for the international relief operation currently underway.

Qatar Airways flies daily to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania