Qatar Charity's five bread bakeries operating in southern Turkey and northern Syria continue their daily production of bread for free distribution to Syrians inside Syria and Turkey. Each bakery produces an average of 170,000 loaves of bread per day, six days a week to help 75,000 Syrians. It costs approximately QAR 4.8 million (USD 1.3 million) to operate each bakery per year.
Qatar Charity has confirmed its continued support for psychosocial programs for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Thousands benefited from the first phase of the program with 70% of the beneficiaries being 3 to 10 years old, 18% were 11 to 18 years old and 12% were 18 to 30 years old. The QAR 500,000 (USD 137,000) program provided psychological support through group leisure, sports and educational activities supervised by staff and specialists and a group of volunteers.
Qatar Charity's work is progressing on the construction of Rayyan City, a new settlement being built for internally displaced Syrians. These 1000 housing units, one per household, are being built at a cost of QAR 44 million (USD 12 million) and will be divided into ten subdivisions with localized services. The city will be environmentally friendly, using solar energy and each housing unit will be fully equipped and furnished.
17 June 2015
Qatar Charity's emergency relief continues in Nepal having completed not only initial visits and needs assessments in Greater Kathmandu and Gurga but also several rounds of food and non-food item distribution. Recent work has focused on shelter programs for 100 families worth USD 75,000. These initial efforts have helped approximately 22,000 Nepalis. Qatar Charity is continuing to work with its local partners to identify continued gaps and plan for further relief and recovery initiatives.
16 June 2015
Qatar Charity Niger has inaugurated its latest health project in the form of a newly constructed health center for the benefit of 5,000 people in Zinder. Previously patients were forced to travel largely by foot or animal ten kilometers for very basic medical treatment but this all-too-often led to needless deaths; especially for children, the elderly and pregnant women.