Qatar Charity distributes QR2.5m assistance in Gaza

August 18, 2014 - 1:47:48 am
Qatar Charity officials distributing cash to civic employees.

DOHA: Qatar Charity (QC) has distributed QR2.5m assistance in the Gaza Strip.

The money went to 3,500 government employees in 25 municipalities, in collaboration with the ministry of local government and mayors. 

Each employee received QR730 in recognition of efforts to maintain delivery of water, sewage and waste services throughout the aggression despite repeated attacks on government facilities and installations and targeting of employees, many of whom have been injured and killed while providing basic and vital services to citizens. 

This intervention comes in light of the fact that many employees have not received their salaries for several months. 

Beneficiaries expressed thanks and appreciation for QC’s support and efforts of Qatar to stand beside the Palestinian people.

The undersecretary of the ministry and mayors also praised the role of QC in supporting the people of Gaza.

Dr. Nihad Mughani, General Manager, Engineering and Planning at the  municipality, said: “You have put a smile on the vulnerable employees. May Allah bless your efforts and reward you the best of reward.” 

QC has implemented projects and urgent relief interventions in Gaza, from the third day of the aggression which began on July 7. Efforts included the supply of urgent medicines and medical consumables to hospitals at a cost of around QR2m. Over 13,000 food baskets were distributed to people in shelter and breakfasts which benefited more than 60,000 people. 

QC has launched a programme for emergency intervention costing QR20m which  includes urgent relief aid for tens of thousands of poor families, medicines for hospitals and projects related to the rehabilitation, building and furnishing of homes, providing shelter to those whose homes were destroyed, the provision of fuel to run hospital generators and early recovery in the subsequent period. 

QC’s Gaza office operates according to the principles of coordination, cooperation and networking with international institutions working in the emergency interventions sector, including United Nations organisations and government and private institutions to ensure activities carried out respond to the direct needs of the people and reduce overlap and duplication.