Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) announced on Tuesday plans for setting up 11 food projects at a total cost of QR 27,887,365 in 8 countries.

QRCS explained in a statement that the projects aim to ensure food security and meet the needs of 746,974 refugees, displaced persons, and host communities in eight countries, namely: Syria, Yemen, Palestine (Gaza, the West Bank, and Al-Quds), Somalia, Iraq, Jordan, Afghanistan, and Sudan.

QRCS pays great attention to the food security and livelihoods sector, given the catastrophic impacts of disasters and conflicts on the livelihoods and sources of food for affected people. This aggravates their health, economic, and psychological suffering and reduces their recoverability and resilience, particularly amid the climate change and the ensuing desertification, increased soil salinity, smaller agricultural lands, less agricultural crop productivity, and other serious natural phenomena that the whole world is struggling to mitigate, the statement read.

That is why QRCS focuses on the needs of affected communities by providing food; creating income-generating jobs; and supporting agricultural, productive, and entrepreneurial activities. During 2022, food and livelihood projects came third among QRCS's operations, with a total cost of QR 28,212,437, the statement added.
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