Qatar Charity Somalia: Active in Life Saving Relief and Longer-Term Recovery
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.
Other project interventions ranged from free food distributions to the rehabilitation of health centers and schools, from the sponsorship of more than 7000 orphans and other at-risk families and students to the provision of Shariah-compliant income-generating projects. Income-generating projects included the donation of 40 modern fishing boats to the federal government of Somalia and the establishment of a range of 1500 other income generating programs many of the focused on animal husbandry.