Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), in co-operation with the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), is set to distribute food baskets to a total of 3,780 Covid-19 affected families at West Bank and Al-Quds in Palestine.
The project, which forms part of QRCS’ mission to help poor families in many Palestinian villages and towns, will benefit some 18,900 persons. All precautions will be undertaken to ensure the safety of staff and beneficiaries.
Daily wage labourers at workshops and small entreprises, families of quarantined persons in isolated cities and those registered with PRCS’ social assistance programme, will be the first to benefit from the relief. As markets and businesses are locked down, many vulnerable families have lost their income.
The overall value of the food aid given by QRCS is $272,700 (nearly QR1mn). Each food basket contains 30kg of food staples like rice, sugar, tahina, dates, tomato paste, vegetable oil, pasta, freekeh, lentils, noodles, chickpeas, beans, tea, and halawa.
PRCS personnel are currently deployed in many villages and towns to deliver the food baskets to target groups, in co-ordination with village and town municipalities and local communities.
This mission is part of QRCS’s Ramadan campaign for 1441 A H, which involves humanitarian and development projects for 1mn beneficiaries in 23 countries, at a total cost of QR60mn.
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