Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) plans to launch 15 food security projects, for the benefit of 625,120 poor and displaced people, at an estimated cost of QR 31,129,400.
Pursuing its mandate, QRCS provides food for those in need, helping maintain the necessary nutrition for poor people, towards one of the key sustainable development goals (SDGs), the QRCS said in a statement.
The list of target countries include Palestine (Gaza and the West Bank), Syria, Yemen, Niger, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. The projects involve the distribution of diverse food parcels containing local food staples, provision of flour for bakeries to produce and distribute bread free of charge, and provision of food for orphanages and nursing homes for certain periods of time.
During 2023, food security projects accounted for 4.5 percent of QRCSs total foreign aid, at a cost of QR 9,348,828, with 473,048 beneficiaries in 20 countries.
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