On May 17, the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) signed a memorandum of understanding to donate $50 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to provide immediate support for UNRWA’s education services in Gaza, the West Bank including East Jerusalem, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
This is only one of many donations that Qatar’s QFFD gave this year. According to the Devex for International Development, “Qatar’s budget for official development assistance has grown dramatically since the Arab Spring in 2010, jumping from about $10 million a year to a few hundred million dollars in just three years.”
The QFFD’s annual donations are now close to $1 billion for 2018 only, which is a sign of Qatar’s aim to strengthen its ties with the worldly development system and philanthropical entities.
About the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD)
It’s is a governmental organization that was established in Qatar since 2015. The QFFD is designated for Qatar’s international development and foreign aids. The QFFD also organizes between Qatar’s charitable and development institutions. The QFFD Director-General is Khalifa bin Jassem Al-Kuwari. The QFFD has more than fifty targeted countries for development assistance and relief all around the world.