The representation mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Nepal has completed a project to support food security and livelihood for rural families in southern parts of the country, in co-operation with Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS).
With the funding from Eid Charity, the project covered a total of 21,840 beneficiaries in Chitwan District.
QRCS said in a statement released Monday that the purpose of the project is to improve food security services, by enhancing agricultural and livestock breeding activities for the poorest families.
Under the project, local farmers and small landlords received equal supplies of basic agricultural resources such as seeds and fertilizers, to enable them to work in spite of the abject poverty, low standard of living, and lack of government subsidies.
Also, heads of sheep were distributed, whether to be used in agricultural activities or as a source of milk.
Priority was given to the families with female breadwinners.
Nepal is one of the poorest Asian countries, with a long history of unrest and recurrent disasters.
Under its strategy of empowering the vulnerable and building safe and resilient communities, QRCS began operating in Nepal in 2013, with water and sanitation projects.
In the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, a representation mission was established to undertake emergency response.
The scope of work was expanded to include livelihood, food security, healthcare, shelter, and emergency relief.
So far, these operations have benefited around 1.7mn persons, with a total value of $2.9mn.