During the past fourteen months, Qatar Charity has implemented more than QAR 20 million (USD 5.5 million) on projects for Pakistan.
Immediate disaster response accounted for QAR 1.1 million (USD 300,000) for flood and earthquake response. Most notably, this included the 2013 Baluchistan earthquake and 2014 Muzaffar Ghar floods in the province of Punjab responses where shelter, food and clothing was provided to those most affected.
A Qatar Charity delegation has carried out a field visit to inspect housing that is currently being restored and rehabilitated in Bethlehem, Palestine. This West Bank project is part of the third and final year of the ‘Al-Ra’id’ program implemented in partnership with the Islamic Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme.
Qatar Charity has carried out a number of new recovery projects in Mali as part of its larger program aimed at disaster preparedness, recovery and development.
As part of its ongoing efforts to provide potable water for the largest number of people, Qatar Charity dug an artesian well the village of Muribabogo, in the province of Koulikoro; a region experiencing a severe shortage of drinking water. The well will benefit thousands of citizens in the village and its neighboring areas.
In early October, Qatar Charity provided distribution of emergency relief assistance for the victims of the September floods in Jammu and Kashmir, northern India.
The villages of Arigatnoo and Tehsil Kulgam, District Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir were the primary distribution locations with 4,000 people benefiting from food parcels, which included rice, flour, lentils, onions, sugar and powdered milk, bread and oil, in addition to other materials such as kitchen equipment, candles and other non-food items.
In late October 2014, Qatar Charity sponsored the first conference to promote Syrian recovery and reconstruction. The conference, held in Istanbul, Turkey was attended by 120 representatives of 60 international organizations, donors and experts in development work, and organizations and associations working in the field of humanitarian action