QC charts new projects for Syrian refugees |
The Peninsula - 22 June, 2012
Qatar Charity (QC) has approved a new package of projects worth QR600,000 to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
The projects are part of the charity’s ‘Syria’s Appeal’ campaign and will benefit 100,000 refugees; providing them with food, bedding, cash and clothing.
The new package is part of QR26m allocated to ‘Syria’s Appeal’ for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
The new projects will be carried out in three parts; the first part will involve the distribution of food to 1,000 families, at a total cost of around QR220,000.
The second part of the project will include distribution of mattresses, blankets and pillows to 1,000 families at a cost of around QR70,000, and the third part will include cash aid of around QR300,000 to 400 families.
The refugees will also be provided with clothing for women and children.
The aid will be distributed in the northern Lebanese villages of Akkar, Halba, Machta Hassan, Kusha, Sheikh Ayash, Al Bira, Mashha, and Kweikhat and will focus on the most vulnerable refugees; children, women and the elderly. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Al Thiqa Charitable Society for Social Work.
“Qatar Charity has adopted these new projects due to the growing needs of the refugees, who are living in difficult circumstances, and increasing in numbers as a result of the deteriorating situation in Syria,” said Mohammed Salem Al Mubarak Adsani, Executive Director of International Operations at Qatar Charity, in a press statement.
“We urge all benefactors to continue to help their Syrian brothers living a critical stage of their crisis, suffering from a severe lack of food, medicine and shelter,” he added.
Qatar Charity recently allocated QR2.1m to its ‘Syria’s Appeal’ campaign, for health projects benefitting Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The projects were divided into three parts: The first part included distribution of medicines and medical supplies for the benefit of 2,000 patients and the wounded for a period of two months at a cost of QR817,000.
The second project will cover the treatment costs for 300 patients and provide free health care for the wounded and patients at a cost of QR 711,000.
And the third project will equip a separate operation theatre to treat people with fractures and burns, at a cost of QR575,000.
Qatar Charity is still collecting donations for its ‘Syria’s Appeal’ campaign, in its headquarters and branches across the Qatar, at commercial complexes and on its website.
Donations can also be made via SMS by sending the word ‘Syria’ to 92632 to donate $ 50 or to 92642 to donate QR100.