Posted on August 20, 2016
Qatar Charity (QC) has distributed a new batch of food aid to 5,568 displaced people living in camps across Myanmar, benefiting a total of 198,564 people from its projects. QC has been offering aid to the distressed people since 2013. The food baskets included dry food items such as rice, beans, cooking oil, pepper and canned fish that are sufficient for a month.
 
Mohammed al Ka'bi, director of relief management at QC, said: "The efforts of Qataris and Qatar's residents are greatly appreciated. QC understands its religious and moral obligations towards the needy people around the world, and is committed to helping refugees living in difficult conditions." Since December 2013, QC has implemented over QR11,500,000 worth projects for 198,564 people in Myanmar. The projects included reconstruction of houses for the affected people in cooperation with the UNHCR, healthcare services and distribution of items in cooperation with Mercy Malaysia.
 
Other projects included Ramadan iftar in cooperation with Osman Consulting UK, in addition to distribution of food packets to the displaced people sheltered in camps across the country, in cooperation with IHH. As many as 93,722 people benefited from the healthcare services and distribution of items projects implemented at a cost of QR1,250,000. These projects targeted governorates, villages and camps in Rakhine states which have been deeply affected by the 2012 riots. Thousands of Muslims were displaced and their properties were confiscated during the crisis. 
 
QC provided free healthcare services in 12 health centres in different camps in Rakhine state in Sitwi and Picato governorates - with 32 doctors, nurses and specialists. Around 80,000 people benefited from the projects implemented at a cost of QR1,200,000. The items distribution cost QR50,000 and benefited 2,287 families (i.e. 13,722 people).  QC had also donated $2 million for the implementation of projects that directly help 10,000 displaced people after signing an agreement with the UNHCR.
 
source: Qatar Tribune

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