A delegation from Qatar Charity continues the distribution of urgent relief aid to those affected by floods and landslides in northern Tanzania. The delegation is led by Jassim Abdullah al-Jassim, advisor to Qatar Charity’s CEO. The aid distribution, according to an official statement from Qatar Charity, was attended by Qatar’s ambassador to Tanzania Fahad Rashid al-Marekhi along with Tanzanian officials.
The aid was transported by the two aircraft of the Qatar Emiri Air Force in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with each aircraft carrying 45 tonnes of aid. These included basic food and medical supplies provided by Qatar Charity.
Al-Marekhi said this aid is aimed at strengthening and enhancing the distinguished and historical Qatari-Tanzanian relations. “It came to assist our brothers and sisters in Tanzania following the natural disaster that they have faced in the past days and months,” al-Marekhi added.
Al-Jassim said this aid comes as a humanitarian response and fraternal duty to alleviate the suffering of those affected by this disaster, in coordination with local Tanzanian authorities.
Queen Sendiga, the Regional Commissioner of Manyara expressed the gratitude to Qatar for the assistance. “We assure you that it will reach those most affected by the disaster,” she said.
"On behalf of the government led by Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan, we are extremely grateful to the State of Qatar for providing humanitarian assistance to the Tanzanian government," said Ummy Hamis Nderiananga, Deputy Minister, Prime Minister's Office. She thanked Qatar for this prompt humanitarian response.
It’s worth mentioning that the Qatari aid will meet the needs of the local community. The project includes the distribution of urgent assistance to the most impoverished and marginalised families in the flood-affected areas of the Manyara region. The project aims to distribute food packages and essential supplies.
Tanzania has been experiencing heavy rainfall since October last year, which caused mudslides that have claimed the lives of dozens, with hundreds injured. The floods have also destroyed various crops.
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