Qatar Charity (QC), through its offices or in co-operation with international humanitarian organisations and local partners, has delivered assistance in Mali, Chad and Kenya as part of its continued efforts aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 and helping communities in need.
In Mali, several hospitals have benefited from the assistance provided through Qatar Charity’s office in the country, which included clothes, spectacles, masks, gloves, thermometers and cleaning and sterilisation materials, QC has said in a statement.
In Chad, QC’s office in the capital, N'Djamena, has implemented a project to prevent the coronavirus outbreak, benefiting 500 families and five institutions directly and 8,500 people indirectly, the statement notes.
The project has distributed preventive supplies in a hospital and four social centres. The supplies included sanitisers, cleaning materials, gloves and masks.
The project has also seen the distribution of 500 protective baskets to poor families, with each containing cleaning and sterilisation materials. In addition, an awareness campaign has been conducted in all districts of N'Djamena to educate people on the importance of practising personal hygiene and on the pandemic.
In Kenya, QC has distributed necessary preventive supplies, including disinfectants, sterilisers, masks, hygiene kits and other items, to 500 families with 2,500 individuals to raise community awareness on the pandemic and reduce cases of virus infection, the statement adds.