Targeting 170,000 beneficiaries
Qatar Charity drills 222 water wells in Sudan
Qatar Charity office in Sudan has completed drilling 222 wells in the states of Darfur, Kordofan and a number of other Sudanese states where lack of clean water sources have been reported. Throughout the past 5 years, Qatar Charity water projects in Sudan have reached 170,000 beneficiaries.
Engineer Hassan Ali Odeh, Director of the Sudan Office notes that throughout the past 25 years of work in Sudan, Qatar Charity implemented more than 2,000 projects targeting areas in need. Additionally, 6 new wells were drilled in North Darfur state in the localities of Kutum and Malit in North Darfur state, he added.
This year, affected areas in North Kordofan state have been provided with clean sources of water. Additionally, water wells were drilled in "Jabra Al Sheikh, Abu Derg, Abu Hadid, Kabsh Al Nour, and Al Ambaj villages” as part of Qatar Charity’s office mission which has been expanding its work since 2016.
The beneficiaries in the states of Darfur and Kordofan have expressed their gratitude and relief, noting that QC’s projects changed their lives after having to walk more than 10 kilometers under the searing summer sun to collect water.
Sudanese officials have also expressed their appreciation for the great humanitarian and development work of Qatar Charity in Sudan, where the organization has been working to improve the well-being and quality of services provided to local communities through educational and health projects, water projects, economic empowerment and vocational training; extending their thanks and appreciation to the people of Qatar who made these projects possible through their continuous support.
Worth mentioning that Qatar Charity, has contracted with a German company in 2014 to provide some of the world's most advanced rigs and equipment utilized for drilling artesian wells in Sudan, Somalia, Niger and Burkina Faso, which greatly contributes to addressing water scarcity in these countries, and in Sudan in particular.