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Qatar Fund for Development

The Qatar Fund for Development (acronym: QFFD, Arabic: صندوق قطر للتنمية‎) is a government entity in the State of Qatar, which is responsible for Qatar's international development and foreign aid; it was established by Law 19 of 2002.[1] The QFFD also coordinates Qatar's charitable and development institutions[2] and the Director-General is Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari.[3] In May 2017, the QFFD met with UNESCO to discuss the UNESCO Heritage Emergency Fund, which the QFFD helps fund, though other areas of cooperation were also incorporated into the discussion.[4] Qatar has also pledged to help Rohingya refugees in Malaysia using the money from the QFFD.[5]

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  1. ^ "Qatar's Development Co-operation". OECD. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "QFFD holds meet with charitable institutions". Gulf Times. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  3. ^ "Qatar Fund for Development signs deal to support Palestinians". The Peninsula. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  4. ^ "UNESCO and the Qatar Fund For Development meet in Doha". UNESCO. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  5. ^ Shahar, Fairuz Mohd (17 February 2017). "Qatar Development Fund to benefit 56,135 Rohingya in M'sia". New Straits Times. Retrieved 9 September 2017.