Qatar Katrina Fund at work

Ann Coulter, at Tulane University yesterday as part of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, gave a speech“connecting dots.” I doubtthis made it into the speech…

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Hurricane
Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast of the US on August 29, 2005, had
devastated a large part of New Orleans. During his visit to the US one
month after the storm, the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
had pledged an extraordinary sum of $100m on behalf of Qatar to assist
the hurricane victims.

Nasser
bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, then Qatar’s ambassador to the US, led the
efforts to select the local partners and projects that have provided
healthcare, housing, and scholarships to the people most affected by
the storm.

One
of the most visible projects launched under the Qatar Katrina Fund has
been the March of Dimes Mom & Baby Mobile Health Centres. In the
wake of Hurricane Katrina, thousands of pregnant women and new mothers
were forced to relocate to temporary housing units or relief shelters
without access to medical care or public transpiration. Local
healthcare facilities were heavily damaged by the storm and hospitals
recorded increases in premature and low birth weight babies, said Salem
Shubash, a senior official associated with the Katrina Fund activities.

“With
the Emir’s fund, the March of Dimes purchased three mobile health units
to provide parental and early paediatric care for mothers and children
living in hurricane-damaged areas. These mobile health vans include
private examination rooms, waiting areas and nurses’ stations, and they
are equipped with foetal monitors, ultrasound machines and other
medical equipment. A mobile unit is already making an average 35
patient-visits each week, and is expected to serve over 4000 patients
throughout the course of the project,” he said.

Qatar’s
gesture has touched the lives of thousands of hurricane victims.
Hospitals, universities, mosques and other facilities in Mississippi,
Alabama and Louisiana are being rebuilt by the fund.

6 thoughts on “Qatar Katrina Fund at work

  1. liprap says:

    Qatar is also home to Al-Jazeera, which has taken on some reporting that equally ticks off Muslims and Westerners alike.
    I still hope that Ann “Coughlin” Coulter had to swim to Tulane to give her talk, and that she spoke to a nearly empty room.

  2. liprap says:

    Whoops, I just read the link. 1500 people is waaaay too much of an audience for that sorry excuse for a pundit.

  3. Elspeth R says:

    Surely they were just morbidly curious to see what a Dementor looked like in a worn out circa-1995 cocktail dress – it cheered them up after they laughed at ‘it’.
    peace,
    elspeth

  4. MapleStreet says:

    Coulter speaking on Facism. Seems like a perfect match to me.

  5. jeffrey says:

    1500 people is waaaay too much of an audience for that sorry excuse for a pundit.
    I’m not surprised… given that isis Tulane, after all.

  6. parsec says:

    She could have tied it in with the perils-of-socialized- medicine schtick.

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