By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 10 July 2015:
A social media campaign has been launched urging the rejection of a multimillion Qatari gift . . .[restrict]to support Libyan Red Crescent efforts to aid families who have fled the fighting to other places in the country.
The online campaign, which has yet to gather significant support, is against Qatar’s decision to give $10 million dollars to the LRC relief programme. The protestors blame the Gulf emirate for what they say is its support for Libya Dawn and the antigovernment in Tripoli.
The money is being given by the Qatar Development Fund to the Qatar Red Crescent which in turn is supposed to be passing it on to its Libyan counterpart. The Funds’s chief, Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari, told local media in Qatar that the humanitarian aid was to be targeted to the health and food sectors.
He said that the LRC had agreed a strategy with the Qatari Red Crescent on distributing the aid.
The social media campaign appears to be working on the basis that all the funding will be channelled to areas controlled by Libya Dawn.
It has not been possible however to contact the LRC in either Tripoli or Beida to confirm that the programme will be applied across the whole country and how it will work .