Posted on September 29, 2012

Qatargas employees have made a financial contribution to the Myanmar Relief Campaign undertaken by The Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Al-Thani Humanitarian Services (RAF).

The objective of the campaign is to deliver humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Burmese refugees who have crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh to escape the sectarian violence in Myanmar.

Mr. Ghanim Al-Kuwari, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Administration, handed over the cheque to Mr. Ayed Al Qahtani, General Manager and Head of the Board of Trustees of RAF, during a brief ceremony held at the Qatargas Head Office in Doha on September 26.

Mr. Al-Kuwari said: “The positive response from our employees towards this humanitarian cause is a clear testament to their high sense of social commitment and concern for their fellow human beings, wherever in the world they may be.  We would also like to commend RAF for their initiative and are pleased to support their philanthropic endeavours. We hope this will motivate other organisations to do the same.”

Mr. Ayed Al Qahtani, General Manager and Head of the Board of Trustees of RAF said: “We would like to thank the Qatargas Management and employees for supporting RAF in this noble cause. Providing charitable programmes and humanitarian projects to those who are most in need, in an efficient and effective way is one of the most important objectives of RAF.”

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the sectarian violence in Myanmar. The campaign is aimed at raising money to provide them with basic necessities such as housing, food and medicines.

Qatargas employees have supported several such campaigns in the past. In June this year, Qatargas employees also contributed towards the Syria Relief Campaign, and prior to that, Qatargas employees supported the Somalia Famine Aid campaign in 2011 and the victims of the widespread flooding in Pakistan during 2010.