About the partnership
Since: May 2020
Location: The partnership’s geographic focus is Worldwide.
On Tuesday 19 May 2020, UNHCR and Qatar Airways signed a partnership agreement for the next two years. The partnership will see UNHCR utilize the Qatar Airways fleet for the shipment of core relief items to country operations all around the world.
Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, links international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, The Americas, and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport. It’s open network will support UNHCR in reaching an extensive network of vulnerable people - refugees, internally displaced people and host community members. The airline will provide air cargo services for up to 400,000 Kgs of essential supplies, which will be distributed to UNHCR operations worldwide under its charity initiative ‘We QaRe.’
Impact at a glance
- This partnership is timely, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need to respond globally with much needed relief items.
- With access to Qatar Airways’ fleet of more than 250 aircraft, UNHCR will be able to deliver lifesaving support including water, medical care and hygiene materials to refugees, internally displaced people and host community members around the world.
Sustainable Development Goals in focus
- SDG3 Good Health and Well-being
- SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals