Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded its Adahi project for the year 1441 AH, for the benefit of 141,128 beneficiaries in total.
Under the theme of 'Offer Your Sacrifice', QRCS personnel distributed the meat of 1,000 heads of sheep as Adahi Qurbani to 1,211 families and 2,672 labourers.
Meat rations were home-delivered to 60 vulnerable families living in remote areas of the country, QRCS said in a statement.
Musa al-Othman, Public Relations manager at Widam Food Company, praised the co-operation with QRCS on the Adahi project for the third year
consecutively. He emphasised the company’s full support to the charitable project, which met the needs of poor families.
“We are committed to the highest standards of providing and slaughtering Adahi animals as per the health and religious requirements,” said al-Othman. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with QRCS towards the social and humanitarian goals of this noble project."
Internationally, the project was implemented in five countries (Palestine, Sudan, Somalia, Chad and Ethiopia), with a total of 131,190 displaced persons, victims of disasters, poor widows and orphans.
Overall, they received 8,590 animals, including cows, sheep and goats, depending on availability in the respective countries.
These food provisions constituted a message of love and compassion from the benevolent donors in Qatar. The project has a dual benefit for both the donors and recipients. While being an act of worship, it is of great value to the needy who cannot afford to purchase high-quality food for their families. Also, it shows how others care for them and want to share with them the joy of Eid al-Adha, out of solidarity and unity.
According to the final report, the following activities were done in co-operation with the host national societies:
1. Palestine: distribution of 80 cows, which produced a net 14,710kg of meat, to 7,355 families (44,130 people) in cities and villages of the West Bank, as well as villages in northwestern Jerusalem.
2. Sudan: the project covered 2,000 poor families with widows, orphans or displaced persons. Five hundred heads of sheep were distributed to 12,000 beneficiaries in Khartoum and some states of the region of Darfur.
3. Somalia: the Adahi project brought happiness to 4,000 Somali families, or 24,000 people, in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Hiran, Kismayo and Gardo. After hard times due to the recent floods, the meat of 4,000 goats provided good nutrition for their children, amid high rates of malnutrition.
4. Chad: in three regions of the country, the receipt of Adahi meat was hailed by 6,000 destitute families, or 36,000 beneficiaries of 1,500 goats.
5. Ethiopia: more than 2,510 families found their food during the Eid al-Adha. Prayers were sent to the charity providers of Qatar from 15,060 beneficiaries, who received 2,510 heads of sheep and goats in Oromia.