Qatar Charity (QC) has set up a bread production line in Sarmada, a village in northern Syria, to distribute bread free of charge daily to 20,000 IDPs living in six camps to alleviate their suffering, especially in winter.
The bread production line was set up in co-operation with the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation in Sarmada. It is located in an area overcrowded with IDPs to support them to withstand their challenging living conditions, especially during the severe cold, heavy rains, and snowfall.
Bread will be provided free of charge for the Syrian IDPs living in the camps of Babiska, Barisha, and Sarmada, for four consecutive months. The production line, which employs 20 workers from the neighbouring camps, produces 3,820 bundles of bread daily from 3.2 tonnes of flour. The facility can use up to 10 tonnes of flour per day.
“When the project started, especially with the onset of winter, it met more than 60% of our needs as a family, and helped us save money for other priorities,” said Ahmed al-Sayed, a beneficiary, thanking QC for implementing the project.
Youssef Abdul Karim al-Marei, a university student and director of Naseem Al-Rahma Camp, said that the project relieved him of a great burden in securing the family’s daily food needs.
QC, which has always worked to provide bread to the IDPs free of charge, distributed during the past year more than 5mn bundles of bread throughout northern Syria.
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