The number of beneficiaries of Qatar Charity’s (QC) relief projects, implemented in 2018, reached nearly 13mn, across a number of countries, it was announced on Tuesday.
These projects were carried out with the generous support from the people in Qatar at a total cost of over QR209mn. The greatest share of the projects was for Syrian displaced persons and refugees.
The aid was distributed to the affected people in 31 countries, especially those going through exceptional circumstances such as wars, crises and natural disasters, primarily internally displaced Syrian people and refugees in Turkey and Lebanon.
The relief assistance was also provided to those in need in Yemen, Palestine, Somalia, Iraq, and other countries where relief projects have been carried out in several humanitarian areas.
Humanitarian projects were implemented through QC’s offices, or in partnership and co-operation with UN agencies, international organisations and local partner. These projects included comprehensive relief, basic winter needs, food supply, shelter, health, education, water and sanitation, social cohesion and livelihoods, protection, training and capacity-building.
Around 4mn Syrian displaced and refugees have availed themselves of QC’s relief projects worth QR85mn, emerging as the top beneficiaries, while the Rohingya people stood second in terms of benefiting from QC’s relief aid worth QR46mn. However, the people of Palestine occupied the third place, as the projects implemented for them amounted to around QR17mn.
Food supply, education and health projects were given top priority by QC in most of the countries covered by the aid. The amount of assistance provided in the field of food supply reached QR59mn, benefiting more than 3mn people, while the size of the overall relief projects amounted to QR58mn.
The cost of educational projects such as running schools, printing curricula, and training teachers, amounted to more than QR30mn, while the more 7mn people benefited from health projects at cost of more QR28mn.
The shelter projects, which included housing units, tents and rents, were implemented at a cost of about QR14mn, benefiting more than 108,000 people in India, Palestine, Indonesia, Somalia, and other countries.
QC also implemented water and sanitation projects, social cohesion and livelihood programmes, and training and capacity building projects, in addition to distributing the basic winter requirements to the needy in a number of countries suffering from cold waves, benefiting more than 178,000 people.
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