12 Jun 2018 - 8:34
14,000 benefit from QC aid in Pakistan
DOHA: More than 14,000 people benefited from Qatar Charity’s (QC) relief project implemented at a cost of QR500,000 in the Sindh province of Pakistan, following successive droughts and devastating floods.
The project included the distribution of more than 2,000 food parcels, health kits and winter supplies to the poor and needy, especially children and women in the Sindh province.
Around 670 baskets, including basic food items, were distributed to needy families to benefit 4,690 people, 7 persons per family as well as 670 hygiene kits were provided, which benefited 4,690 people.
Also 670 packages of winter supplies were distributed to improve resilience to climate change, which benefited 4,690 people. Each package includes a plastic mat, 4 cotton brushes, 5 pillows, 2 kids’ blankets, 3 quilts, 3 men’s shawls, 3 women’s shawls, 2 kids’ jackets, 4 cotton towels.
Ameen Isa, director of QC office in Pakistan said “Given the level of poverty in the region, there is an urgent need for more food support and basic services in the province, and many people still need the same support, which was provided to others as part of this project, pointing out that the child mortality rate is very high due to lack of basic foodstuffs.
He also stressed that there is an urgent need to implement an integrated project serving several areas such as health, water, sanitation and food to meet the basic needs of the community in the region.
Qatar Charity has been able to provide quick aid immediately after the disaster occurred and has implemented humanitarian projects in collaboration with key UN organisations such as Unicef, WFP and FAO.