(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Qatar Charity (QC) distributed winter kits to hundreds of underprivileged families in Neelum district of the Pakistan-administered Kashmir, benefiting 4,410 persons affected by snow in winter.
The aid came as part of QC's 'Warm Hearts' drive, which aims to deliver aid to the affected, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and refugees worldwide to alleviate their suffering during winter.
QC is one of the first responders to deliver the winter aid to those affected in Neelum where heavy snowfall causes havoc, and the temperature goes down to minus, increasing the suffering of impoverished communities.
The distributed kits comprised of quilts, pillows, mattresses, warm shawls for men and women, warm clothes and shawls for children to keep them properly warm. Local communities and government authorities highly appreciated QC for its timely intervention.
“Our people are highly affected by snow, and they are extremely vulnerable community as their source of income is agriculture and livestock. These people neither harvest nor graze their livestock due to the extreme cold weather and the heavy snowfall,” said Raja Azeem Khan, assistant commissioner of Neelum, who participated in distributing the winter kits. He also thanked QC for supporting the deserving people.
“I cannot buy warm clothes for my daughters due to limited resources and difficult access to markets,” said Rangeela Bibi, a widow taking care of seven daughters. She received a winter kit with sufficient warm clothes for herself and her daughters to survive the harsh winter.
“I do work on daily wages, but during the snow season, there is no or limited opportunities to earn for the family. I do not have enough money to buy warm clothes for my children,” said another beneficiary Hussan Jan, also a widow who lives with her seven children. She thanked QC for providing the warm clothes and bedding for her children.
In 2022, QC distributed nearly 930 winter kits to those affected by snow in Khyber District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and in Pishin and Noushki districts of Balochistan province, benefiting 6,510 people from underprivileged families.
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