QC Distributes Food Baskets to 6,050 Affected

QC Distributes Food Baskets to 6,050 Affected Families in Yemen

8/9/2015 | Local News


2,000,000 QR funds raised by ‘Tafrig Korbah’ (Relieve the Plight) Donors

QC Distributes Food Baskets to 6,050 Affected Families in Yemen

  • QC’s Director of Relief Department: “We are implementing more distinguished projects in the near future.

As part of its campaign ‘Yemen, We Are with You,’ QC implemented a huge project to distribute food baskets to the displaced and affected families by the conflict in Yemen. The project covered 15 governorates and helped 6,050 families at a cost of 2,000,000 QR.    

In a press release, Mr. Ibrahim Ali Abdullah, QC’s Director of Relief Department, said, “The implementation of this huge project extends our brotherly and humanitarian duty towards the affected people of Yemen who have been suffering from the ongoing conflict. It is also to help make up the food shortage gap. I thank all the Qatari and local good-doers who donated through the radio show ‘Tafrig Korbah’. This show was broadcasted during the past Ramadan in cooperation with Quran Radio in Doha. I also thank the Quran Radio and RACA for their continuous support and help. Moreover, QC is implementing more distinguished projects in the near future.”

The distribution of food baskets project was implemented in cooperation with Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW) during the last month. It was implemented in 15 governorates: Amanat Al Asmeh, Abyan, Shabwah, Sa’da, San’a, Ibb, Hodeda, Hajjah, Al Bayda’, Al Mahwit, Dhmar, Taiz, Hadramaut (Al Mukalla, Al Wadi), and Dhale.

The food baskets, distributed to the beneficiaries, were sufficient for a whole month. The baskets contained 50 kg of flour, 10 kg of sugar, 10 kg of rice, 5 liters of cooking oil, powder milk, macaroni, canned legumes, and others. The project served 6,050 displaced and affected families because of the ongoing crisis in Yemen.


Recognition of Hard Work

This project made the beneficiaries and local management boards in different governorates very happy. Mr. Abdulaziz Zahra, Deputy of Amanat Al Asmeh, said, “We appreciate this humanitarian campaign by QC ‘Yemen, We Are With You’. Many affected Yemenis from different governorates benefited from it, especially those living in Amanat Al Asmeh. This is neither the first nor is it going to be the last project QC implements. We hope other humanitarian organizations would be the same as QC, which has been very giving and supporting.”

Then Mr. Mukhtar Hassan, a member in the local council of Taiz governorate, who attended the inauguration of the campaign said, “I am very happy with this urgently inaugurated humanitarian campaign ‘Yemen, We Are With You’ by QC for the affected people of Taiz governorate. However, Taiz still needs more help. I thank the  philanthropists of Qatar and QC for everything they have done.”

Summary of Relief Operations

130,000 displaced and crisis-affected people benefited from QC’s continuous campaign ‘Yemen, We Are with You’ since the recent Yemen crisis started and until the end of last May (2015).

QC’s relief operations for the Yemeni people included healthcare, food, water, shelter, and repairs. The aids were delivered to 8 governorates: San’a, Aden, Ma’rib, Hadramaut, Hajjah, Hodeda, Dhale , and Taiz.

The food aid included 17,300 food baskets, 80 tons of flour, and 180 tons of different types of food which were distributed to the mentioned governorates. Furthermore, 3 kitchens were prepared and equipped with foodstuff to provide daily fresh meals for 1000 persons. Regarding healthcare, the hospitals of Aden, Ma’rib, and Taiz were supplied with some equipment, 100 first-aid bags, and a large amount of medications, and medical disposables.

In addition, 8 water tanks were distributed in Aden with the capacity of 1,000 liters.  QC also distributed hundreds of mattresses and blankets to the displaced families there. Another project was funded to clean Aden Municipality in cooperation with its workers. 

It is worth mentioning that when the Yemeni crisis started, QC appealed for help to provide 1,260,000 conflict-affected people with food, and medications.

After its appeal and as a first step, QC launched its campaign ‘Yemen, We Are with You’ to collect 36,500,000 QR (10,000,000 USD) to urgently deliver these humanitarian aids to the most affected categories.

QC also supervised the distribution of aids which Qatar sent to the people of Yemen. The aids were delivered through an air bridge from Doha to Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport  following the instructions of his highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, God bless him. The aids were delivered over two days; there were 4 airplanes which carried 240 tons of different materials.