Qatar Charity has started rebuilding homes of those affected by the floods in Kelantan, Malaysia. The project will be overseen by Qatar Charity Indonesia and implemented in closer coordination with relevant government ministries, departments and local stakeholders. It seeks to rebuild thirty-two homes that were destroyed by floodwaters with a budget of QAR 360,000 (USD 99,000). Heavy rains in northern Malaysia caused serious flooding, loss of homes and property and the displacement of 120,000 people.
27 March 2015
Qatar Charity has sent a convoy of in-kind assistance to Syrian refugees on the Turkish-Syrian border. The in-kind donations were collected filled twelve trucks, weighing 120 tons and containing a variety of items; including tents, heaters, electric generators, blankets, clothing and footwear. An additional six trucks with 80 tons of items will be sent in the coming weeks.
Qatar Charity recently opened a center for kidney dialysis at the Arafat Hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The first of its kind in the state, it assists 150 patients per month providing them with dialysis twice a week. The numbers of those suffering from kidney disease in Somalia is growing though in the past only the wealthy with the financial means to travel abroad were able to seek treatment.
During a follow-up visit to the region, Qatar Charity senior management launched a number of new projects for the benefit of internally displaced Syrians and those living as refugees in Turkey. The first new project inaugurated was a mobile oven to provide bread for the displaced. Qatar Charity has established a number of bread bakeries and distribution networks to provide free bread on a daily basis to Syrian refuges and internally displaced though this is the first mobile unit of its kind in the region.
Qatar Charity has allocated over QAR 32 million (USD 8.8 million) out of its latest earmarked QAR 40 million (USD 11 million) for emergency and relief projects in Lebanon for Syrian refugees. New projects include the establishment and equipping a model village, economic empowerment programs as well as medical support funds and psychosocial programming.