The Qatar Katrina Fund

The State of Qatar established the Qatar Katrina Fund in September 2005 to provide direct assistance to people and institutions in most dire need in the wake of the storm. Gifts were committed to healthcare, education and housing.

Qatar Katrina Fund Projects

A $100 million commitment was made to the Qatar Katrina Fund. The Fund focused on housing, healthcare and education and worked with local partners in executing the projects.

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Housing Funding

Hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes to Katrina. The $34.4 million commitment by QKF to rebuilding housing helped in rebuilding homes, restoring homeless shelters, and

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Healthcare Funding

Hurricane Katrina devastated healthcare infrastructure leaving thousands of people without access to medical services. The $27.4 million commitment by QKF to healthcare projects pr

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Education
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Education Funding

Getting students back to class in the aftermath of Katrina was difficult due to the financial struggles faced by many of the student’s families. The $38.2 million commitment by Q

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Qatar Katrina Fund: 10 Years After the Storm



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    “Foreign aid is like a bridge — a cultural bridge that helps to build better relations between nations”

    Mohammed Jaham AlKuwari

    Ambassador of Qatar to the United States of America

  • James A. Baker

    “Americans shouldn’t forget their friends. The people of the Gulf Coast certainly won’t forget Qatar.”

    James A. Baker

    Former US Secretary of State, member of Qatar Katrina Fund Advisory Committee

  • The phone call from the Qatar Fund was a surprise to the club. "Usually people were saying, 'We're going to hold a bake sale.' But $5 million? We are truly, truly grateful."

    “The phone call from the Qatar Fund was a surprise to the club. ‘Usually people were saying, “We’re going to hold a bake sale.” But $5 million? We are truly, truly grateful.'”

    Sydney Wall

    President of the board, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast

  • "That someone in another country that I'd never met would decide to help me, it was just astounding... they made a profound impact on my life and the life of my family. It was... a complete life changer."

    “That someone in another country that I’d never met would decide to help me, it was just astounding… they made a profound impact on my life and the life of my family. It was… a complete life changer.”

    Christina Luwisch

    Loyola graduate and Qatar scholarship recipient

  • Wiseman

    “The gift from Qatar gave families directly affected by the storm the opportunity to not throw away their dream of a college education. And it gave Loyola a way to rebuild and remain sustainable.”

    Christopher Wiseman

    Associate Vice President for Development, Loyola University

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    “I was extremely grateful for the gift that Qatar provided, not only to us but to the city of New Orleans… for the love that was shown.”

    Reverend Willie Gable Jr.

    Unity partner

  • Stacy Horn Koch

    “When the Amir came down here to see for himself what was going on and meet people, that was an act of extraordinary kindness”

    Stacy Horn Koch

    Overseer of Tremé/Lafitte Renewal Project

  • "We are forever in the people of Qatar's debt for giving us the critical support we needed to rise above adversity"

    “We are forever in the people of Qatar’s debt for giving us the critical support we needed to rise above adversity”

    Mitch Landrieu

    Mayor of New Orleans

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