(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Since the beginning of Ramadan, Qatar Charity (QC) has continued to implement Ramadan Iftar and food basket projects. The beneficiaries of the two projects during the holy month have been 98,700 people, including orphans, the disabled, poor families and other needy groups.
QC's Office distributed 8,030, out of 12,258, family breakfast meals till the sixth of Ramadan as part of its fast- breaking project (one family meal is meant for four people). More than 56,000 people, including orphans, poor families and the handicapped, are expected to benefit from Iftar meals by distributing this food to the marginalised areas in the Gaza Strip, as well as group Iftar for orphans in partnership with Wajd programme launched by Welfare Association and funded by Qatar Development Fund.
The project was implemented with the participation of 37 local institutions distributed throughout the five governorates of the Gaza Strip. Besides, it included the delivery of these meals to about 5,273 families sponsored by QC's Office in Gaza, in addition to 1,800 families who are not sponsored.
During a group fast-breaking dinner, including recreational activities and the distribution of gifts, the sponsored children's mothers expressed their delight at the activities that strengthen the social ties between the families of orphans. The poor families who are not sponsored expressed their gratitude for efforts exerted by QC in supporting the Palestinian people and providing fresh meals to poor families as well as to other needy groups.
The beneficiaries confirmed the need to continue these efforts to improve the Palestinians' living circumstances as they have been under siege for eleven consecutive years.
Moreover, QC's Office in the Gaza Strip continues to implement the food basket project in support of Gaza during the holy month of Ramadan for the year 2017-1438H.
It is expected to benefit 6,100 families, equivalent to 42,700 people from all over the Gaza Strip.