Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:08 GMT

Qatar Charity launches winter campaign for needy


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

As winter is getting tougher, Qatar Charity launched its campaign 'Winter for The Needy to reach out to vulnerable people in areas of conflict.

The campaign is targeting refugees and needy people in Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and Rohingyans through providing essential living items, food, and fuel. Upon the start of the campaign, hundreds of thousands of people have already received help in the aforementioned countries.

The campaign was launched in a press conference at Qatar Charity's headquarters and led by Projects Executive Manager Khaled Abulla Al Yafei and Media Department Manager in Qatar Charity Ahmed Saleh Al Ali.

Alyafei stated that under the slogan 'Warm Their Winter and with a total budget of QR65,000,000, our campaign targets 1,770,500 vulnerable people whose countries are going through conflicts and exceptional circumstances.

The campaign aims at providing essential living items such as food, tents, winter clothes, blankets, heaters, and fuel. 'With the support of our Qatari people and our expatriates in the state of Qatar, we aspire to reach out to as many vulnerable people as possible. Facing extreme temperature in winter time, Al Wafei sent a shootout to Qatari and expatriate benefactors to protect the refugees and vulnerable people from freezing to death and contribute to providing support to help them survive the blistering cold. Through a donation of QR50 up to QR3000, Qatar Charity will manage to provide food, fuel, and shelter to refugees and people in need.

The products of the campaign for Syrian refugees include: QR100 hygiene kit, QR500 family clothing bag, QR200 diesel heater, QR200 food basket, QR100 blanket, QR100 school backpacks. For those escaping persecution in Bangladesh, the products include: QR50 meal for ten people, a blanket and clothing bag for QR100 each, QR200 food basket, QR2000 equipped wooden cottage to accommodate eight Rohingyan families.

The products dedicated to needy people in Palestine consist of QR100 clothing bag and QR200 food basket, while the Iraqi refugees will receive QR200 heater and QR3000 equipped tent. Due to the staggering numbers of Syrian refugees, the campaign aims at targeting 582,000 people, 65% of them are located inside Syria. While it covers 445,000 Rohygians, 102,000 Iraqis, and 50,000 Palestinians.

Few days ago, Qatar Charity started 'Winter for The Needy through distributing food baskets, tents, blankets, winter clothes inside Syria (In Reef Halab, Idlib, and Al Ghouta) reaching out to a number of 127,000 refugees, while it successfully managed to distribute the same items for 20,400 Rohigyans in the city of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.

Through the campaign, Qatar Charity has provided 200 Syrian families in Lebanon with basic items that support their survival during winter and their need for fuel, food, and medical assistance. Those interested to contribute may donate for the campaign via qcharity.org, or by calling hotline 44667711. They may also donate at Qatar Charity's headquarters or any of its collection outlets that can be found in major commercial centers and malls.

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