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Qatar to focus on Syria during International Day of Charity event today

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As the number of Syrian refugees crosses an alarming 2 million people, Qatar Red Crescent is holding a children-themed event today to raise awareness about the country’s humanitarian crisis.

The event, called “Bringing their joy back,” coincides with the UN’s annual International Day of Charity, and begins this afternoon at 4:30pm in the Ritz Carlton Tent. It is free and open to the public, and goes until 7pm.

The program includes recreational activities, competitions and gifts for children, and a program to explain what’s happening in Syria, as well as suggestions on how to help those in need.

In a statement, Saleh Al Muhanadi, Secretary-General of the Red Crescent, said:

“With the escalation of the Syrian crisis that cast a shadow of grief on the Syrian children, we aim at drawing the attention to the growing humanitarian needs and rally the community to support the children hoping to bring back their joy. 

We are hoping that this event would be a catalyst for companies, state institutions and community members to donate to QRC’s project that are implemented inside and outside Syria to provide Syrians with all what they need in terms of equipping hospitals, treating the wounded and provide shelter, food and basic necessities of life.”

Here’s the full schedule of events:

Who’s going? Thoughts?

Credit: Photo by FreedomHouse

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