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Qatar Charity allocates 1 million QAR as emergency response to Yemen flood

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Doha, 31 October 2008 - Qatar Charity has allocated 1 million Qatari Riyals (around 275,000 USD) as initial response for the people affected by flooding in the governorates of Hadramaut and Maharah in south-eastern and south-western Yemen over the past four days. The money will be used to provide food, shelter and health services to the displaced people.

Qatar Charity is working through local partners to answer to people's needs as quickly as possible. A team from Qatar Charity is on its way as well to oversee the implementation. Mr Abdullah Al-Nimah, General Manager of Qatar Charity, said: "Qatar Charity is pleased to be able to respond quickly at the time of need of the people in southern Yemen."

Qatar Charity is not a newcomer to Yemen. For example, in April 2008 Qatar Charity offered food support to the displaced in the north of Sa'dah at a cost of 35,000 USD. Some 1,000 displaced families benefited from this project. This was after Qatar Charity started offering food assistance to some hundred families in Sa'dah province in 2007 in addition to the implementation development projects such as rehabilitation of schools, clinics, renovation of infrastructure ruined by the armed clashes in the area in an effort to support peace in the region.

Qatar Charity
Ahmad Bin Hanbal Street, Old airport region, Doha, Qatar
P.O. Box: 1224, Doha, Qatar
Contact person: Izzeddin Yousif Daifallah, Preparedness & Emergency Response Director, Qatar Charity
Email: izzeddin@qcharity.org
URL: www.qcharity.org