The State of Qatar is recognized as one of the most significant contributors and supporters of the least developed countries, a few days before the UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries is scheduled to take place in Doha from March 5-9. The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has provided a total of $708 million in humanitarian and development assistance over the past year. By offering essential resources, implementing projects and programs, and supporting several UN organizations, Qatar has been able to promote sustainable and long-lasting peace and development in vulnerable and marginalized societies globally.
The Director General of QFFD, Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, stated that the organization is dedicated to financing development and relief initiatives worldwide as it significantly impacts people’s lives. Qatar’s financial assistance has been extended to more than 42 countries in 2022, with significant support provided to sectors such as education ($101.3m), healthcare ($71.3m), relief aid ($443.2m), and other development sectors ($92m). The QFFD has also supported climate change projects.