How you can help Aleppo from Doha

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After the world witnessed the current atrocities happening in eastern Aleppo, many people are taking action and trying to help in whatever way they can. 

In addition to Qatar’s recent announcement from the Emiri Diwan declaring solidarity with Aleppo and scaling down Qatar National Day celebrations, Qatar also has different campaigns and causes that aim to directly help Syrians. 

Restaurant profits donated to Aleppo 

One of these initiatives comes from Katara Cultural Village and Aspire Zone. These entities will donate the profits of their restaurants to Aleppo Aid, from December 15-17. 

Screenshot from @Katara Twitter

Charities 

Qatar Charity (QC) have two special campaigns dedicated to the crisis in Syria called “#SyriaColdandHunger” and “#SaveAleppo”. You can donate in various ways through QC. They accept donations at kiosks in different locations around Doha, through their website (you can donate care packages, food, supplies, etc.), SMS (amounts range from QR25 - QR1,000), self-service machines, the QC mobile app, Nojoom points with Ooredoo, and they can even collect funds directly from your home. 

Screenshot from QatarCharity

Screenshot from QatarCharity

You can SMS by sending the word “Syria” to 92632 to donate QR50, to 92642 to donate QR100, to 92428 to donate QR500 or to 92429 to donate QR1,000. 

Other local charities also have initiatives dedicated to Syria. These currently include Qatar Red Crescent, Eid Charity, and Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF). Check out their sites to see how you can help.

Other organizations

There are also a number of online organizations you can support from Doha, such as the White Helmets (a homegrown search-and-rescue force, which operates in rebel-controlled Syria), Doctors Without Borders (a medical relief organization that provides supplies and aid), the Syrian American Medical Society (a Syrian-based medical group offering aid), and Save the Children (an organization that supports the Syrian Children's Relief Fund).

Screenshot from SaveTheChildren.org 

These are just some organizations you can donate to, there are multiple other ways you can help out the people of Syria, such as spreading awareness and doing research on how you can directly provide aid.

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