Qatar Charity (QC) has recently distributed 3,700 food baskets to the displaced people of Al Hudaydah Governorate in the capital Sana'a. The baskets worth up to QR 800,000 have benefited 26,000 people experiencing acute food insecurity, according to the classification of UN agencies operating in Yemen, while the charity prepares to provide food and shelter assistance for other 2,000 families this month, in conjunction with the approaching winter.
Hundreds of thousands of students at the primary, secondary and university levels benefited from various educational projects implemented by Qatar Charity (QC) in the Gaza Strip during the period 2009-2017, at a total cost of $14.5mn.
The value and quality of the projects completed over the last 8 years reflect QC’s keenness to attach a great attention and give priority to education, as it is one of the basic pillars of the sustainable development of societies, especially in poverty and unemployment-stricken areas of Gaza.
Qatar Charity provides the opportunity for the generous donors to fund other projects through the “Gaza the Right to Live” campaign.
Qatar Charity’s (QC) office in Gaza has implemented 15 health projects in the Gaza Strip during the period 2008-2018 at a cost of QR66mn, which benefited around two million people.
More than 8 million Palestinian people have benefited from various relief and development projects and social welfare services implemented by Qatar Charity (QC) in the Gaza Strip during the last 10 years (2008-2018) to meet their basic needs amidst the ongoing humanitarian crisis and high rates of poverty and unemployment.
These projects and services have been a top priority for Qatar Charity, as they, directly and indirectly, benefited 800,000 individuals and families annually.
QC’s Office in Gaza
Qatar Charity (QC) has initiated the implementation of three emergency projects in the Gaza
Strip to provide adequate medical care to tens of thousands of wounded and patients and support the health sector of the region, which is under siege.
The first project involves providing the substances for hepatitis A virus testing to blood bank laboratories in the Gaza Strip. This aimed at ensuring that the donated blood units are safe and free of the virus.
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Charity (QC) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced a cooperation agreement to provide UNHCR with $8.8mn in financial support in order to offer basic services to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The agreement targets life-saving projects, which are to be implemented by the end of 2018, such as disaster risk reduction and response programs in the Kutupalong refugee camp and basic needs and services for refugees in Bangladesh.
Qatar Charity and UNHCR have announced the launch of a joint donation campaign to reintegrate Somali refugees and internally displaced people into Somalia, and provide them with a better life.
Qatar Charity (QC) has started the distribution of dry food to more than 6,000 families affected by drought in Baidoa city of Somalia. Thousands of Somali families have been displaced from affected remote areas to nearby villages and towns, due to the drought, which has frequently occurred in the country over the last three years, because of the disruptions in the rainfall.
The Qatar Charity Office in Khartoum has implemented a large number of water projects in many places of Sudan to put an end to the water problems in the country.
The implemented water projects, which include establishing water plants, drilling artesian and surface wells, and providing a drilling unit to dig deep wells, benefited hundreds of thousands of people.
Qatar Charity Relief projects focus on supporting the affected people inside Syria, as the beneficiaries residing inside Syria reached 72% of the total beneficiaries living in Syria and countries of asylum.
Qatar Charity's humanitarian relief interventions for displaced Syrians increased significantly in 2017 compared with previous years, as the beneficiaries in this year amounted 28% of the total number of beneficiaries for the period 2011-2017.
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Qatar Charity has allocated QR5 million for new relief projects to alleviate the suffering of internally displaced Rohingya people inside Myanmar and refugees who have been forced to flee to Bangladesh.
In a press release today, the charity stated that the amount was earmarked for food, shelter and non-food items and will cover tens of thousands of refugees and displaced Rohingya people.
Qatar Charity and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed a cooperation agreement to set up emergency shelter for displaced Rohingya Refugees in Myanmar, worth half a million dollars. The shelters are expected to accommodate 2,100 displaced people for six months.
This agreement was signed at Qatar Charity headquarters by Mr. Khalid Khalifa, UNHCR's regional representative at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and Mr. Yousuf bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Qatar Charity's Chief Executive Officer.
Qatar Charity is preparing a number of urgent aid projects for refugees in Myanmar, focused on establishing shelters and distributing food baskets.
The organisation said yesterday in a statement released to the press that its latest campaign aims to help those displaced in Myanmar and living in difficult conditions after the villages and houses were burnt, forcing them to leave.
The statement said that those affected were in desperate need for food and shelter, in addition to clothing and healthcare, particularly in light of the developments over the past few days.
AS part of its plan for the current year, Qatar Charity (QC) has implemented a project to Educate Families of Orphans, especially their mothers, in the Gaza Strip.
The awareness project for 600 women aims to improve the concepts of education among the families of orphans and how to manage money and mental maps in dealing with children. It includes cultural, social, educational, behavioural and psychological activities of mother and child especially in the absence of husband.
The number of beneficiaries of Charitable Projects in Somalia in co-operation with international humanitarian organisations reached 200,000 people, at a cost of $6.3mn, between 2009 and 2017, according to a report by the Qatar Charity (QC).
The projects directly covered emergency relief, education, healthcare, water, sanitation, food security, displaced resettlement, economic empowerment and sustainable development, the report said.
Supported by the benefactors of Qatar, Qatar Charity (QC) has allocated additional funds for the Feed a Fasting Projects in Syria at a value of 500,000 QR. They are expected to benefit about 94,000 people from the orphans, displaced and needy families.
There are 70 partnership agreements between Qatar Charity (QC) and UN organizations with a total value of 28.2 million USD.
QC’s concern to cooperate with the UN on the humanitarian level is reflected by those agreements and the number of programs and projects executed in some countries.
7 UN agencies
Cooperation memoranda and agreements were signed with the following organizations and agencies:
Starting in the beginning of Ramadan, Qatar Charity (QC) continues to implement Ramadan fast breaking and food basket projects. The beneficiaries of the two projects during the holy month are 98,700 people, including orphans, disabled people, poor families and other needy groups.
In this regard, QC’s Office has distributed 8030, out of 12,258, family breakfast meals till the sixth of Ramadan as part of its fast breaking project (one family meal is enough for four people).
In conjunction with the launch of fasting Iftar project, Qatar Charity began distributing food baskets to hundreds of affected families inside Syria in order to cover their food needs during Ramadan.
Ramadan baskets were distributed to 500 Syrian families at a total of 3,000 members. Qatar Charity is expected to provide sufficient food baskets during the holy month. In addition, fasting Iftar projects will nearly cater 280,000 people at a cost of QR1.5 million.