QR33m spent on Darfur projects
27 Sep 2016 - 0:32
Doha: In the context of the visit of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Darfur, Sudan, Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) said that it has implemented over 20 projects at a cost of QR33m in Darfur.
The projects related to relief, development, health and education, among others, and were aimed at promoting peace and economic and social development of Sudan.
The Emir visited Darfur to participate in celebrations to mark the completion of the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace, on the invitation of President of Sudan Omar Hassan Al Bashir.
Development projects took a lion’s share of QR23m aid to Sudan. A services complex at Tabit village is on top of the development projects, financed by Qatar’s Foreign Ministry through Development Fund and caters to over 20,000 Sudanese in 28 villages.
Several projects for services were implemented in north of Darfur at a cost of $6m. They include a big mosque, four schools, a water pumping station, police station, health centre, 15 housing units for the employees of the complex.
RAF provided aid, including food supplies, to rescue over 12,000 people in Darfur in their tough time. More than 50 social and development projects were implemented to provide vocational training to youth to join the job market.
Means of earning livelihood were also provided for them and their families affected by unrest and displacement.