The Qatar Charity (QC) office in Sudan has completed drilling 222 wells in the states of Darfur, Kordofan and a number of other Sudanese states where lack of clean water sources have been reported.
Qatar Charity water projects in Sudan have reached 170,000 beneficiaries over the past five years, QC has said in a statement.
Hassan Ali Odeh, director of the Sudan office, notes that QC has implemented more than 2,000 projects targeting areas in need. Additionally, six new wells were drilled in North Darfur state in the localities of Kutum and Malit, he added.
This year, affected areas in North Kordofan state have been provided with clean sources of water. Additionally, water wells were drilled in Jabra Al Sheikh, Abu Derg, Abu Hadid, Kabsh Al Nour, and Al Ambaj villages as part of QC’s office mission, which has been expanding its work since 2016.
The beneficiaries in the states of Darfur and Kordofan have expressed their gratitude and relief, noting that QC’s projects changed their lives after having to walk more than 10km under the searing summer sun to collect water.
Sudanese officials have also expressed their appreciation for the great humanitarian and development work of QC in Sudan, where the organisation has been working to improve the well-being and quality of services provided to local communities through educational and health projects, water projects, economic empowerment and vocational training, while extending their thanks and appreciation to the people of Qatar who made these projects possible through their continuous support.
Qatar Charity has contracted with a German company in 2014 to provide some of the world's most advanced rigs and equipment utilised for drilling artesian wells in Sudan, Somalia, Niger and Burkina Faso, which greatly contributes to addressing water scarcity in these countries, and in Sudan in particular.
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