Qatar Charity Enhances Food Security in Somali Displaced Persons Camps during Ramadan

  • 2 years   ago
Qatar Charity Enhances Food Security in Somali Displaced Persons Camps during Ramadan

Qatar Charity has launched a project to distribute 50 tons of camel meat to the needy and displaced persons in the suburbs of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) under the supervision of the Embassy of the State of Qatar to Somalia, as part of its endeavors to enhance food security in the country.

The project targets 30,000 people, with priority given to the most affected families, people with special needs, widows and the elderly living inside the displaced camps. The implementation of this project coincides with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan as there is a shortage in the humanitarian assistance due to the current circumstances resulted by the coronavirus pandemic.

On the occasion of the inauguration of the project, Director of Qatar Charity Office in Somalia Abdul-Nour Morsel said that the project aims to alleviate the suffering of the displaced and needy people in displacement camps by providing the necessary humanitarian aid, and reducing the rate of malnutrition, especially during the blessed month of Ramadan, extending thanks to Qatar Fund for Development which funded this project, and the donors of the State of Qatar who always stand by the Somali people.


Official in charge of the administration of Gersbali Abdulrahman Jeri said that Qatar Charity projects are not new to Gersbali, stressing the full readiness to facilitate the assistance operations at the logistical level. He thanked Qatar Fund for Development and Qatar Charity for helping the needy groups of the Somali society and implementing development projects in the country.

Farhia Muhammad Adam, the official responsible for Al-Taawon camp noted that the living conditions of the camp residents are unimaginable, adding that they have appealed to the humanitarian agencies to immediately intervene to help the needy families, especially in this great month. She expressed thanks and appreciation for the efforts and support provided by Qatar Fund for Development and Qatar Charity.

Qatar Fund for Development had signed an agreement with Somalia to implement development projects in the country worth USD 200 million, such as the Mogadishu-Afgoye and Mogadishu-Jowhar roads project. QFFD had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Somali Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education to support the Education Above All Foundations project that aims to provide primary education to 57,600 Somali children.