RAF launches relief project in Yemen
January 18 2016 12:02 AM
in brief
in brief


Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has implemented a project of urgent relief in besieged areas in the Yemeni governorate of Taiz, including the distribution of 2,000 baskets of food for more than 12,000 people affected by the blockade. 
RAF said in a press statement yesterday the QR400,000 project is being implemented in co-operation with the Fajar Al-Amal Charity Foundation, RAF partner in Yemen, which has delivered relief food baskets transported on camels and donkeys’  backs over 15 consecutive days due to the siege clamped on the main roads by Houthi militants. 
The food baskets contain the most necessary food items for affected families, such as rice, sugar, flour, dates, children formula, canned food and other necessary materials with quantities sufficient for 6 to 7 families for a period not less than one month. 
The statement said that this emergency relief, which was carried out in co-ordination with the Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and head of the High Relief and the participation of other charitable institutions, targeted the needy and most vulnerable families in Taiz, especially widows and orphans.

Deputy Prime Minister meets envoys

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud held separate meetings with ambassador of Kazakhstan to Qatar, Askar Hawkibayev, and Swedish ambassador Eva Bolano, in Doha yesterday. 
They discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them in various fields.  
They also reviewed a number of issues of common concern.

Poor visibility due to fog

Poor visibility due to fog has been forecast at places inshore in Qatar today. Strong wind and high seas are expected offshore.
The maximum temperature of 24C is forecast at Mesaieed, Wakrah and in Doha, followed by 23C at Al Khor, 22C at Abu Samra, 21C at Dukhan, and 20C at Ruwais.
The minimum temperature of 13C is expected at Mesaieed, Wakrah and Al Khor, followed by 14C at Dukhan and Abu Samra, 17C in Doha, and 18C at Ruwais.

Accident victim’s body repatriated

The body of Chinna Thambi Swaminathan, an Indian expatriate worker killed in an accident at a work site in the city’s Umm Ghuwaliana area earlier this month, was flown to his native place yesterday. Swaminathan 50, died in a fall on January 9, sources told Gulf Times. He was a native of Peeravoorani in Thanajavur district of Tamil Nadu.

Qatar to take part in Cairo International Book Fair

The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, will participate in the 47th Session of the Cairo International Book Fair, due to be held from January 27 to  February 10, 2016.

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