Qatar Charity (QC) has operated a solar-powered water plant and maintained sewage networks in the city of Maarat al-Atareb in northern Syria, to benefit nearly 12,500 people. This comes as part of Qatar Charity’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and provide drinking water sources for them. In addition to operating a well, the project, which is the first of its kind in the region, included the rehabilitation of a 2000-meter long water network in the town, the maintenance of the well’s generator, building and equipping a room for it, the maintenance of the plant’s building, the maintenance of horizontal pumps and operating panels, and the expansion of sewer lines. Nearly 3000-meter sewer lines have been carried out, and the water well is expected to operate for 300 days for free throughout the year. Engineer Safwan Al-Najjar, Qatar Charity’s water and sanitation project officer in Syria, said that the project was directly implemented by Qatar Charity with the support of the people in Qatar. He added that the power of one panel is 400 watts, and this system can operate the well for 6 to 7 hours per day, providing 500 cubic meters of water sufficient to meet the needs of the village. It benefits more than 3000 displaced families residing in the town. The residents of the area expressed their happiness with the project, which greatly contributed to changing their living conditions. Mr. Ziad Abdo Awad, director of the service office in the town, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the philanthropists of Qatar for their continuous support and assistance. It is noteworthy that Qatar Charity has trained the technical staff from the town's local council on how to operate the system and carry out periodic maintenance work for the plant and panels to keep the project continue working, and ensure the sustainability of the service.
Qatar Charity opens family medicine center in Kosovo Qatar Charity (QC) has recently opened a family medicine center in the municipality of Ferizaj, Kosovo, to benefit more than 10,000 people in the area and neighboring areas. The inauguration of the center took place in a ceremony attended by HE Ali bin Hamad Al Marri, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Albania and Kosovo, Mr. Agim Aliu, Mayor of Ferizaj, and Mr. Abdul Aziz Jassim Hajji, Director of the Customer Service Department and Acting Director of the Marketing and Digital Growth Department at Qatar Charity, in addition to many prominent social figures of the region. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Agim Aliu, Mayor of Ferizaj, expressed his happiness at the opening of this center, which will provide integrated health services to the people of the area, praising the support of the Qatari people for this distinguished project. He also appreciated the role of Qatar Charity in the implementation of distinct and qualitative projects in the municipality of Ferizaj, hoping for the continued implementation of such projects. HE Ambassador Ali bin Hamad Al-Marri expressed his satisfaction at the continuation of constructive cooperation between the competent authorities in the State of Kosovo and Qatari organizations at the official and humanitarian levels, which strengthens the relationship between the two brotherly peoples. Mr. Abdelaziz Hajji expressed his happiness at his participation in the opening of the center, which provides distinguished services to more than 6 villages and serves over 7,000 people, indicating that it has a service capacity for more than 10,000 people. He added that this center is one of the many projects implemented by Qatar Charity in Kosovo, and comes within the framework of its attention towards providing health services to the poor and low-income people. The center, which is equipped with the latest medical equipment necessary for family medicine, includes a number of specialized departments and clinics, such as the family health department, the surgery, dental, and emergency clinics, the laboratory, and the pharmacy, in addition to waiting rooms, doctors' rooms, administrative offices, a reception hall, and other service facilities. Qatar Charity's projects in Kosovo cover different segments and various fields. In the field of comprehensive care, nearly 3500 persons are sponsored. In the field of education and training, more than 5,000 people have benefited from the Qatar Training Center. The number of income-generating projects reached more than 500 projects, while the number of projects implemented in the field of water and sanitation reached more than 1000 projects.
The field teams of Qatar Charity (QC) in Sudan, with the support of the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), provided urgent food aid to those affected by the floods and rains in Umm Al-Qura locality of El Gezira state, in coordination with the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Sudan. The aid included 1,000 food baskets to benefit6,000 affected people. His Excellency Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, praised the efforts made to deliver this aid to the beneficiaries, emphasizing the importance of this aid and its role in mitigating this humanitarian catastrophe. HE Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Kubeisi, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Sudan, said that this aid comes as an extension of the great humanitarian efforts that have been carried out by Qatar Charity in Sudan, where Qatar, and Qatar Charity in particular, had significantly supported those affected by the last year’s floods. Gezira State Wali (governor) Dr. Abdullah Idris Al-Kinain praised the aid provided by Qatar Charity with the support of QFFD to those affected by the recent heavy rains and flooding in Sudan, thanking Qatar Charity that always supports the vulnerable in the country.
He also expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Qatari government for standing with the Sudanese people in all adversities and calamities. Sudan Humanitarian Aid commissioner Najm al-Din Moussa praised the efforts of the State of Qatar, the Qatari people, the Qatar Fund for Development, and Qatar Charity, appreciating Qatari significant support for the Sudanese people in their adversities. Many beneficiaries expressed their appreciation to the Emir, government and people of Qatar, the Qatar Fund for Development and Qatar Charity for delivering food aid to them. They hoped for more support to rebuild the destroyed infrastructure, schools, health centers and water sources.
Qatar Charity (QC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Health Department of Somalia’s Benadir region to cooperate in delivering health care services in the region. The MoU comes in support of the health sector's efforts to contribute to providing health services to the people in Benadir. Mr. Abdinur Mursal, director of Qatar Charity’s Somalia office, and Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Addo, director of Health Department in Benadir Region signed the MoU in the presence of many officials from the both sides. The memorandum aims to enhance joint efforts in the health field, provide health and nutrition services, especially maternal and child care, for those in need, strengthen the health system, and improve the skills of health workers. It also seeks to implement joint action plans to carry out activities to fight infectious diseases and HIV. On the sidelines of the signing ceremony, Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Addo, director of Benadir’s Health Department, praised the cooperation with Qatar Charity in the field of health, noting that the agreement contributes positively to helping needy people who can not afford hospital costs. He also appreciated Qatar Charity’s support for the Somali people, especially in the field of health. Mr. Abdinur Mursal, Director of Qatar Charity’s Somalia office, underlined the importance of the MoU in establishing and consolidating partnerships with official authorities in the country, especially in the health sector, noting Qatar Charity’s keenness to cooperate with Benadir Region and the concerned units in the fields of health, education, water and sanitation, relief, and family and child care. 'Qatar Charity has always been striving to alleviate the suffering of the needy and the poor and to contribute to meeting the health and food needs of the vulnerable in all Somali regions,” said Mursal, indicating that Qatar Charity is considered to be one of the largest humanitarian organizations working in the country. He added that Qatar Charity, with the support of philanthropists in Qatar, managed to build 10 health centers in Benadir region alone in the past period. It is worth mentioning that in 2019, Qatar Charity signed a co-operation and partnership agreement with the Somali Ministry of Health and Human Services to ensure the effective participation of Qatar Charity in health projects in accordance with the sectoral strategy and the ministry’s priorities. The co-operation between the ministry and Qatar Charity includes building and repairing health centers and hospitals, providing them with necessary medical equipment and ambulances, distributing medicines to them, and training medical staff in Somalia.