Qatar Airways and the United Nations Office partner on humanitarian efforts

Qatar Airways and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have signed an MoU to help support humanitarian endeavours.

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A High-level Strategic Dialogue was held in the presence of  H.E. Lolwah bint Rashid Al-Khater, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Sheikha Hanouf bint Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Director of International Organisations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as other members of the United Nations, including Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. The discussion between the State of Qatar and OCHA focused on the humanitarian outlook for the next year and included ways to increase engagement and support from Qatar’s private sector.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive officer, Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “Qatar Airways Group is proud to work hand-in-hand with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to support the organisation of humanitarian responses, especially during times of crises. Our cargo division is set to provide transportation of aid and emergency materials to our network of over 170 destinations and 70 freighter destinations. Qatar Airways continues to commit to fulfilling its humanitarian role through collaboration and advocacy through the coming years.”

Griffiths, added: “Ensuring that life-saving assistance can reach people in need, wherever they are, requires cooperation every step of the way," he continued, “With this partnership, Qatar Airways is showing how the private sector can help power humanitarian action around the world.”