Qatar Charity completes migrant shelter project in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The establishment of a migrant shelter center has been completed in Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina, under the agreements signed between Qatar Charity (QC) and the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) during the current year and the last year, while other urgent response projects are under implementation in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria The existing co-operation between Qatar Charity and IOM affirms the strength of the relationship that has been framed by Qatar Charity obtaining the status of observer member of IOM in 2006.The two parties have already signed many cooperation agreements, including what was signed recently in Kuwait to implement urgent response projects in Iraq, Yemen and Syria, with a funding of one million dollars, in addition to another agreement, under which Qatar Charity contributed to the establishment of a migrant shelter center in Sarajevo, and the implementation of other projects. Urgent ResponseAccording to the cooperation agreement signed by Qatar Charity with IOM in Kuwait, the 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.Shelter Center According to the agreement signed between Qatar Charity and IOM in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, a migrant accommodation center has been completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with joint funding of QR3m by both parties in equal shares. The amount was allocated to support the response to the situation of Asian and African refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The accommodation center has been equipped with the basic supplies necessary to provide safe and healthy shelter for the families and protect them from the cold of winter, while IOM manages and supervises the center within its competence.The project, which was implemented by Qatar Charity in cooperation with IOM, benefits 1500 migrants from Asia and Africa. It aims to ease their suffering, provide shelter to the vulnerable, protect them from the cold of winter, and strengthen solidarity with them.