QRCS provides Ramadan Iftar, Zakat-ul-Fitr and Eid clothing to over 340,000 people in 20 countries

  • 2 years   ago
Under its Ramadan Campaign 1442 A H, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has taken much efforts in working towards a set of Ramadan and seasonal projects in order to benefit 343,569 individuals in 20 countries.
With a total budget of QR16,078,780, which will be increased due to generous contributions, the projects aim in giving out Ramadan Iftar, Zakat-ul-Fitr, and Eid Clothing.
Faisal Mohamed al-Emadi, executive director of Relief and International Development Division at QRCS, said: “The Ramadan Campaign is aimed at meeting the basic needs of fasting people, by providing them with the food items to observe fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Special focus is given to the most vulnerable groups such as refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), patients, older persons, widows, and persons with special needs.”
All the international project works of QRCS are implemented by its foreign representation missions/offices which are located in the hot zones of the world. It also jointly works with fellow National Societies in host countries to co-ordinate efforts, select the beneficiaries, and make sure that the maximum outcomes for the target communities is derived. 
“Of course, the most important project is Ramadan Iftar. Diverse food parcels will be distributed to poor and displaced families to provide their food needs for one month. The contents vary from one country to another, including numerous local food staples such as rice, sugar, tea, chickpea, beans, freekeh, tahini, bulgur, wheat, lentils, pasta, noodles, tomato paste, halawa, vegetable oil, ghee, flour, dates, canned beef, tuna, bouillon cubes, spices, juices, and sweets,” al-Emadi said.
The overall cost of the Ramadan Iftar is over QR12mn, with a target of 242,000 beneficiaries in 19 countries including Palestine (Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza), Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon, Iraq, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kosovo, Albania, Mali, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mongolia, and Chad.
Another project to be carried out by QRCS in Ramadan is Zakat-ul-Fitr, which aims to help those wishing to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr. The funds that are contributed will be used to give out food parcels to tens of thousands of poor families in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Jordan at the ritually specified times of paying Zakat-ul-Fitr.
“Finally there is the Eid Clothing project. As a form of psychological support for poor families, we will distribute cash coupons to many poor families in Yemen, Syria, and Lebanon, so that they can purchase new clothes for their children, with a view to making them happy and feel the joy of Eid,” al-Emadi concluded.