Qatar Charity (QC) has announced the launch of its Eid al-Adha Udhiyah campaign for 2020, targeting some 1.6mn beneficiaries in 30 countries.
The beneficiaries will include people in Qatar as well as in countries across Asia, Africa and Europe.
The campaign, with support from people in Qatar, aims to provide 42,286 Udhiyah (sacrificial animals) at an estimated cost of nearly QR20mn, focusing on those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the poor, needy, displaced and refugees, QC said in a statement.
Mohamed Rashid al-Kaabi, assistant CEO for the Communication and Resource Development Sector at Qatar Charity, said: "The campaign will contribute to restoring hope to thousands of those in need across three continents, especially in countries facing displacement and going through a very challenging time due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.”
As the Udhiyah campaign aims at reaching out to more than 1.6mn people worldwide, "it requires an overwhelming response from the people in Qatar, both citizens and residents, in the same manner they always extend support to Qatar Charity’s campaigns", al-Kaabi added.
Within Qatar, the campaign aims to distribute 4,500 Udhiyah, valued at over QR2mn, to some 42,615 people. The families of orphans sponsored by QC, low-income families, workers and those affected by Covid-19 will receive Udhiyah.
Besides, 450 orphans will get Eid gifts, while 450 people will benefit from Eid clothing, the statement notes.
Outside Qatar, the distribution of nearly 37,786 Udhiyah will benefit more than 1.5mn people in Albania, Ethiopia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Senegal, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Yemen, Ghana, Palestine, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Chad, Jordan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Turkey, Togo and Tunisia.
QC has called on benefactors in Qatar to contribute to the campaign in order to "draw a smile on the faces of beneficiaries". Providing its supporters with a wide range of options to donate for Udhiyah, Qatar Charity has said it will receive donations until the fourth day of Eid.
Donors can reach Qatar Charity through this link
, home collectors (QCH.QA/APP), hotline 44667711, SMS to 92652 (for Ooredoo customers), and its branches and collection points across the country.