07 Sep 2016 - 0:00
Over a million poor benefit from QC Eid initiative
22 Sep 2016 - 14:37
DOHA: Qatar Charity (QC) distributed 500 tonnes of meat of sacrificial animals worth more than QR13m during Eid Al-Adha abroad.
About one million poor people, including refugees and those displaced within their countries, benefited. QC also distributed 3,000 sacrificial animals at a cost of QR1.4m in Qatar, benefiting more than 14,400 people, including widows, orphans, and low-income families.
“The initiative ‘Your Udhias, Their Eid’ was implemented in 37 countries around the world and brought happiness to many needy families and their children, especially those forced to migrate because of their situation such as Syrians, Iraqis and Yemenis, or people suffering due to poverty, blockade, unemployment and facing economic problems such as Palestinians, Somalis and others,” said Faisal Al Fahida from QC.
“The campaign left a good feeling in the hearts of about 1,000,000 beneficiaries and brought happiness to their families.
“Other QC projects implemented during Eid Al-Adha such as ‘Eid Clothing’ distribution made the beneficiaries happy as well.
“The number of sacrificial aniamls exceeded our expectations by 3,000 and that proves the engagement of our donors and their trust in QC,” Al Fahida added.
“Having offices in more than 25 countries contributed significantly to the success of QC’s project, which ensured quality and speed in implementation and access to those most vulnerable” he added.
A total of 27,044 animals, including 12,249 sheep and 1,112 cows, were scarificed, accounting for more than 480 tonnes of meat.
The project was implemented in countries in Asia, Africa , and Europe; these countries are as follows:
Syria (residents and refugees in near countries), Palestine, Iraq, Somalia, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Mali, Togo, Nepal, India, Chad, Mauritania, Yemen, Bangladesh, Benin, Gambia, Sri Lanka, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Kosovo, Comoros, Albania, Philippines, Ghana, Jordan, and Bosnia. The campaign included other projects such as covering Hajj expenses, providing hospitality for pilgrims, distribution of Eid clothing inside and outside Qatar, at a total cost of QR23m.
QC distributed Eid clothing to orphans and poor families’ children inside Qatar during Eid Al Adha at a cost of QR500,000.