As part of its "Give and Shine Through" campaign, Qatar Charity (QC) organised breakfast and distributed Ramadan food baskets in Mauritania, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, benefiting tens of thousands of fasting people.
Those who are sponsored by QC and their families received special attention in the fasting programme, with an important part of the programme dedicated to orphans and their families.
Khalid Abdullah al-Yafei, director of operations department, said, "QC has been keen to focus on disaster-affected groups such as in Somalia due to drought, remote rural areas as in Mauritania and the poorest groups in Kyrgyzstan.”
He thanked the donors in Qatar who have been credited for supporting the people of those countries.
In Mauritania, QC provided more than 31,000 ready-to-eat meals and food baskets that will benefit more than 20,000 fasting people at a cost of around QR500,000.
In the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott and various areas of Mauritanian country side, Iftar meals and food baskets were distributed. Moreover, QC’s office benefited from the experience of organising a Ramadan tent in the past two years and increased the number to three tents, erected in the most densely populated areas of the capital.
In Kyrgyzstan, QC distributed food baskets in different regions of Kyrgyzstan to 1,307 families from the sponsored families of orphans and the total number of beneficiaries of the fasting programme reached 6,500. The Iftar dining tables were accompanied with generous local donations and in the central mosque, 2,000 Iftar hot meals are offered daily by a donation from the Qatari benefactors.
QC’s office in Somalia has also organised group Iftar dining tables for thousands of Somalis in different parts of Somalia, particularly Hargeisa, Bosaso, and Mogadishu, where the number of people displaced by drought in villages and towns is increasing.
The fasting breakfast programme in Somalia included distributing ready meals to 500 needy families in Mogadishu, as well as organising a group breakfast event for 200 students sponsored by QC in Somalia.
The Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of Somalia praised the efforts of the benefactors in Qatar, their generosity and their lasting sympathy with Somalia, stressing the importance of the group Iftar especially for students.
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