Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), in partnership with its Yemeni counterpart, has implemented the Eid Clothing project for the poor children of Yemen.
So far, 2,400 vulnerable families have been covered in three districts of Taiz Governorate, with a special focus on the poor, the displaced and the disabled.
Mukhtar Amin, executive manager of Yemen Red Crescent Society – Taiz, said: “With support from QRCS, as is usual every year, the poor families are being given clothes as a gift to their children in order to make them happy during Eid al-Adha. This year, the deliverables are more than the last year due to the increased needs."
Rajwa Ahmed, project co-ordinator at QRCS’s mission, said: “Under the project, prepaid vouchers were given to the families, each valued at $45. Some clothes stores had been contracted in advance to provide the clothes that match each family’s children."
The recipient families expressed happiness with the gift from QRCS, which enabled them to bring new clothes for their kids at a time when everyday life was becoming so difficult that they could not afford to purchase new clothes due to high prices, a press statement noted.
This year, the project is being implemented in the governorates of Taiz and Dhale, providing a total of 11,400 clothing sets to 3,800 families. A social survey had been conducted to select the eligible families that are displaced, affected by the war or supported by widows, children, orphans or disabled persons.
Also, the list of beneficiaries includes the teachers of public schools who have not received their salaries. The overall budget for the project is $205,455, fully funded by QRCS.
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