Qatar Fund for Development (QFD) has signed an agreement with OHCA (Office for the Co-ordiation of Humanitarian Affairs) which says that Qatar will be providing a multi-year generous financial contribution of $40mn.
The agreement was signed by Qatar Fund for Development Director-General Khalifa bin Jassim al-Kuwari, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co-ordinator Stephen O’Brien, on the sidelines of the 17th Doha Forum.
Qatar stands second in humanitarian support affairs according to UN statistic for 2016. Khalifa bin Jassim noted that it was not the agreement was not the first of its kind as it was done earlier in 2012.
He said that the agreement is not concerned with specific countries or regions, but with the funding of the UN operations which gives more flexibility to OCHA. “Qatar has other grants that were earmarked for specific things. This time, we saw that the grant should be more flexible”.