QAIC CARES is Qatar America Institute for Culture‘s humanitarian initiative to address and support peace-building efforts in some of the world’s most in-need regions. QAIC’s central mission revolves around serving as a vital hub to convene artists, curators, storytellers, academics, and creatives. We believe that culture is a major dimension of our lives, with the unique power to bring all humans together.
It informs and shapes who we are as individuals, communities, and nations. In order to achieve our mission of fostering the arts and improve cross-cultural understanding, societies around the world must be dedicated to eliminating human suffering.
Societies within the Arab & Islamic worlds have not only had to suffer from conflict and a lack of resources, but also from a devastating deficit of the Arts. The QAIC CARES initiative aims to alleviate this deficit by providing additional aid to these societies through established international humanitarian organizations to domestic American charitable organizations.
Please donate to the organizations below so that your contribution will go towards strengthening peace-building efforts, continuing peaceful and inclusive societies, and preserving cultural diversity.
International Rescue Committee
“The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.”
“International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organization working to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. IMS defends the rights of journalists and works to ensure that they can operate safely in countries where journalists are harassed or attacked for doing their job or where conflict increases the dangers of covering stories. As part of our work to support the building of national safety mechanisms for journalists with buy-in from local, national, and international partners when possible, our approach to safety for journalists combines specialist safety training with practical safety measures and advocacy for safer media working environments.”
“In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and her community.”
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
“UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.”
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
“For over 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for refugees and migrants from around the globe. Our legacy of compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who have found safety and hope in America’s communities. Our history reflects American Lutherans’ deep immigrant roots and passionate commitment to welcoming newcomers, especially those who are most in need.”
International Refugee Assistance Project
“The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.”