Monday 13 May 2019, Geneva – Qatar Charity (QC) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday 10 May 2019 to formalise a new partnership which aims to improve data collection, analysis and new research into internal displacement around the world.
Mr Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, Chief Governance Officer of Qatar Charity, who travelled to Geneva to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, said: “We are honored to be, alongside IDMC, active members of the international efforts in preventing internal displacement, in protecting and defending IDPs during their displacement and in finding durable and sustainable solutions to ensure their stability once returned to their communities.”
QC and IDMC will collaborate on training and capacity building to collect and analyse more and better data on internal displacement in locations across the globe, from the Middle East to Asia. The relationship will pave the way for joint research projects and communications activities, such as translating IDMC’s publications into Arabic.
Alexandra Bilak, director of IDMC, who represented the organisation at the signing ceremony, said: “Year upon year millions of people are internally displaced by conflict, violence and disasters and yet we still have significant gaps in our knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon.
“Partnerships like this allow IDMC to expand our reach so that vulnerable people will no longer fall through the cracks of protection and assistance.”
The signing ceremony took place at 12.00 on Friday 10 May 2019 at IDMC’s office, 3 Rue de Varambé, Geneva 1202.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
IDMC is the world's authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since 1998, IDMC has offered a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community to inform policy and operational decisions that can improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.
QC is a non-governmental organization based in Doha, Qatar, established in 1992, that works to support the needy communities in over 70 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. From its 26 field offices, QC enables communities maintain their dignity, and to achieve social justice through the following areas of intervention: childhood education, cultural development, health, food and nutrition, water and sanitation, economic empowerment, social welfare, disaster preparedness and response, and housing.
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