Qatar Charity (QC), with support from people in Qatar, has initiated its Ramadan campaign, 'Calm Your Heart by Giving', by implementing the 'Feed a Fasting Person' project in 30 countries worldwide, including Turkey, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan and others.
The ‘Feed a Fasting Person’ project, implemented outside Qatar, is valued at QR16mn and aims to benefit 424,396 people by distributing food baskets and Iftar meals to them, QC has said in a statement.
In Turkey, QC, in co-operation with major municipalities, has started delivering ready-to-eat Iftar meals to the homes of beneficiaries in Sahinbey and Uskudar municipalities, in addition to other municipalities that host a large number of Syrian refugees.
Qatar Charity aims to provide Iftar meals to more than 100,000 fasting people, including Syrian refugees and Turkish people, by delivering the meals to the homes of the beneficiaries. The ‘Feed a Fasting Person’ project will also include the distribution of food baskets to thousands of beneficiaries inside Syria.
The most vulnerable sections like orphans and people over the age of 65 years have been taken into consideration while selecting beneficiaries, in addition to those who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus epidemic.
QC has taken into consideration public safety and precautionary measures in the implementation of its Ramadan projects to fight the coronavirus, as it prepares and packs meals in the municipal kitchens to ensure that they will remain safe and clean, the statement notes.
Qatar Charity, through its office in Sudan, has started the distribution of food items, benefiting 2,000 people in a rural area of the Omdurman. Some 24,475 people are expected to benefit from food baskets at a cost of QR660,793.
“Qatar Charity has regularly been implementing the 'Feed a Fasting Person' project for a long time by distributing food baskets to needy families, and setting up Iftar tables that were cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic,” said the director of Qatar Charity’s office in Sudan, Hussein Karmash.
He also pointed out that the 'Feed a Fasting Person' project aims to help needy families, poor orphans and people with special needs, in addition to providing support to students of the International University of Africa, which has thousands of international students in need of such support.
The beneficiaries expressed their delight at receiving aid, extending thanks to the benefactors in Qatar for supporting the vulnerable who can not meet their Ramadan needs.
QC, with the support of donors in Qatar, aims to benefit 1,960,028 people at an estimated cost of QR85,140,826 this Ramadan. Its Ramadan projects include ‘Feed a Fasting Person’, Zakat al-Fitr and Eid clothing projects, in addition to delivering relief food aid in areas of disasters and crises, and providing assistance to those affected by the coronavirus.
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