Qatar Charity, a leading Gulf-based non-governmental humanitarian organization involved in a wide-range of local and international aid and development work, announced the opening of its two newest villages for displaced Syrians in the north of Syria on 19 April 2014.
Built at a cost of 1.75 million US dollars, each village includes 100 prefabricated residential units complete with fixtures and furnishings such as mattresses, blankets and kitchen utensils. Residents will have access to additional facilities including a school, a children’s play area, kitchens, safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. The villages will benefit around 1,200 displaced Syrians.
At the villages opening ceremony and handover, Qatar Charity's Executive Director of International Development, Mohammed bin Ali Al Ghamdi stated, “the model village project carried out by Qatar Charity is in its third edition and represents our continuing interest in providing shelter in order to preserve the human dignity of the displaced; shielding children and adults during the cold winters and hot summers."
20 April 2014