Qatar Charity (QC), with support from philanthropists in Qatar and in co-operation with Palestine’s Ministry of Social Development, has provided house rents for dozens of underprivileged families in the Gaza Strip, to create a safer and healthier living environment for the beneficiary family members.
The project, which has benefited more than 100 families, aims to provide adequate housing for the underprivileged, the deprived and those with low income in the five governorates of the Gaza Strip, QC said in a statement.
The beneficiaries were selected through a socio-economic case study, which revealed that they needed assistance to pay their house rents.
The project seeks to support the partners to reduce the adverse effects of overpopulation in makeshift and inappropriate neighbourhoods and villages, in addition to contributing to improving the living conditions of the underprivileged families in the Gaza Strip.
The beneficiaries of the project expressed their happiness at this support, indicating that the project provided them and their families with a safe shelter.
Mustafa al-Sakani, an unemployed head of a household, thanked the philanthropists of Qatar and QC for providing a safe home that protects his family from the cold of winter, expressing his overwhelming feeling of joy at receiving the house rent.
"We are very happy with this project, which brought me and my children together,” said Siham Shaat, a beneficiary, noting that she was unable to pay the rent.
Qatar Charity implements several other projects in the Gaza Strip to contribute to providing a dignified life to underprivileged families. The projects include providing cash and in-kind assistance, building homes and supporting the sectors most in need.