Qatar Charity‘s 2014 food security programs benefited more than 2.75 million people adversely affected by natural or human-made emergencies and disasters in 55 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe.
During 2014, Qatar Charity continued its long-standing commitment to the people of Somalia through the provision of QAR 25.5 million (USD 7.0 million) worth of life-saving relief, recovery and rehabilitation programs and activities, which benefited more than 680,000 people.
More than 40 water wells were drilled in the Somalia regions of Hiran, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle where the need for water is great amongst both the native and displaced communities residing there.
Qatar Charity has signed an agreement for the preparation of the detailed drawings of the internal medicine hospital building to be located in the Al-Shifa Hospital Complex in Gaza City. The project is the first of its kind and is supported by a coalition of local and international consultants at a cost of QAR 582,000 (USD 160,000).
Qatar Charity is in the final stages of constructing its fourth model caravan village for displaced Syrians inside Syria. The village is comprised of 100 caravans; each caravan measuring 17.5 square meters of living space, large enough to house a family of 6 members. All furnishings, utensils and facilities are provided.
In addition there is a 70 square meter communal kitchen, a 140 square meter school, separate bathrooms for men and women, laundries, children's playgrounds, water distribution points and garbage collection places.
Throughout several states in Mauritania, Qatar Charity is currently drilling four wells at a total cost of QAR 1 million (USD 275,000) in order to provide drinking water for around 20,000 people who have difficulty obtaining water in remote parts of the country. A safe drinking water delivery program for 2000 people in the municipality of Al-Aria, state of Atararzh has also been established to reach the inhabitants who suffer from a continued lack of safe drinking water.