QC projects for Syrians hit QR142m

July 13, 2014 - 5:59:18 am
Qatar Charity volunteers prepare bread packets in a bakery.

Doha: Qatar Charity (QC) has carried out relief projects worth QR142m for Syrians in the field of food, shelter, health and education.

Over QR30m was spent on Syrians in Lebanon and QR9m on those in Turkey, benefiting 1.6 million people.

Around 55 percent of projects were for those displaced within Syria in response to worsening humanitarian conditions and millions of Syrians fleeing cities to escape violence. 

The projects are part of QC’s Ramadan Campaign ‘The Light of Giving’.

QC is distributing food at camps for internally displaced persons and refugees and running bakeries for them, benefiting 10,40,000 people at a cost of around QR48m.

It has established villages for the displaced and provided other forms of shelter and essential items such as blankets, refrigerators, fans, toiletries and Eid clothing for around 179,000 people at a cost of QR37m.

In the area of health, QC has provided essential treatment for thousands of wounded and sick Syrians and medical tools, supplies and ambulances to health centres at a cost of around QR49m to cover over 285,000 displaced and refugee Syrians. 

It has also established schools for Syrian refugees in Turkey, at a cost of over QR9m, benefiting  around 70,000 refugees.

As part of its Ramadan campaign, QC provided aid to Syrian displaced people in neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey for 147,000 people at a cost of QR1,254,000 in addition to Zakat Al Fitr and Iftar tables, allocating  QR1,000 for Iftar tables for about 50,000 people. 

QC was recently named first in the world in terms of non-governmental humanitarian relief organisations working for the Syrian people until 2013, according to a report by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations (OCHA). 

The ranking was based on an OCHA Financial Tracking Service 2013 report and included funds allocated by states, UN organisations and international non-governmental humanitarian organisations which implemented relief projects for those affected by the Syrian crisis until 2013-end.

The report said QC had allocated $29,585,717 ahead of many European countries, including France and Italy.

The Peninsula

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