Qatar Charity’s year-long aid reaches 617,000 flood victims in Pakistan

A total of 617,594 individuals, including Afghan refugees, affected by the 2022 Pakistan floods, have benefited from Qatar Charity’s year-long assistance, which was provided in the areas of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), health, food, and shelter. The assistance was delivered through Qatar Charity’s office in Islamabad in 18 districts across four Pakistani provinces: Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab. Mr. Ameen Abdulrahman, director of Qatar Charity’s Pakistan office, said, “Pakistan had faced a devastating flood on a large scale, which has caused thousands of deaths, damaged thousands of houses, and demolished basic infrastructures, including schools and hospitals. Thanks to the donations of the benefactors in Qatar, Qatar Charity contributed to aiding more than 617,000 affected people. The flood-affected communities still need assistance in the areas of WASH, income generation, health, and shelter.” Areas of Interventions In the field of food assistance, Qatar Charity distributed 39,140 packages containing essential food items during a year, benefiting nearly 273,980 individuals. As for personal hygiene, 5,000 family-sized hygiene kits were distributed to benefit 35,000 persons. In the field of shelter, Qatar Charity focused on distributing and installing 6,590 tents along with tarpaulin sheets in Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This initiative benefited 46,130 people. Qatar Charity also handed over medicines to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to distribute them to health facilities at the district level. This benefited 92,484 persons. Furthermore, Qatar Charity implemented numerous WASH projects, benefiting 170,000 individuals. In partnership with UNICEF, clean drinking water was provided in Balochistan, water storage tanks were installed, and 4,006 handwashing stations were set up. Additionally, 10,022 temporary latrines were installed, and 13,837 hygiene items were distributed for handwashing to protect against waterborne and infectious diseases. Besides, Qatar Charity's aid included the distribution of relief supplies weighing 40,000 kilograms, in collaboration with the Pakistani organization 'Hands', to support vulnerable communities affected by the floods. This aid was appreciated by the local authorities in the beneficiary areas. Mr. Shoukat Ali Yousafzai, Commissioner of Malakand Division, said, “We thank Qatar Charity for providing assistance and support to the flood victims.' He also emphasized the strong relationship between the Qatari and Pakistani peoples, noting the assistance extended by the people of Qatar, especially during times of disasters.


The CEO of Qatar Charity meets with the Vice President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
The CEO of Qatar Charity, Mr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, met with Mr. Gilles Carbonnier, Vice President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the headquarters of Qatar Charity. The two parties discussed ways of cooperation between Qatar Charity and the International Red Cross, especially in the areas of providing humanitarian assistance in areas facing crises, disasters, and poor countries. At the end of the meeting, Mr. Gilles Carbonnier invited the CEO of Qatar Charity to visit the Red Cross headquarters in Geneva. In parallel with the meeting, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Qatar Charity (QC) have signed an agreement, under which Qatar Charity provided a grant worth USD 350,250 in support of the ICRC's cash assistance program for Sudanese refugees. The program will provide multi-purpose cash assistance for nearly 10,000 vulnerable Sudanese refugees to meet their most basic needs. The fighting in Sudan entered its fifth month, and people in Khartoum, Darfur, and other areas are living in dire conditions with very little access to health care, water, and electricity. Food prices have surged across the country. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating dramatically, and people require urgent humanitarian assistance in the absence of a political solution. The intense fighting has led to thousands of casualties, more than two million people displaced from their homes, and hundreds of thousands of refugees seeking safety in neighboring countries, most notably Egypt, South Sudan, and Chad. Cherine Pollini, ICRC Head of Delegation in Qatar, expressed the ICRC's deep appreciation for Qatar Charity’s generous contribution. This partnership will provide vital humanitarian assistance to thousands of people affected by the conflict in Sudan. Ms. Pollini added that the signing of the agreement signifies the shared vision of the ICRC and Qatar Charity to strengthen worldwide humanitarian action. The ICRC looks forward to continue working hand in hand with Qatar Charity to provide impartial and neutral humanitarian assistance to those in need in Sudan and beyond.' On his side, Mr. Nawaf Al Hammadi, Chief of Operations and International programs sector at Qatar Charity, expressed his gratitude for the partnership with the ICRC, stating, that “this grant agreement will help strengthen our collaboration in supporting Sudanese people affected by the conflict and address pressing humanitarian issues in neighboring countries. We look forward to continuing our joint efforts with the ICRC to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need.' Set to conclude in December 2023, this five-month endeavor aims to deliver essential multi-purpose cash assistance to an estimated 10,000 vulnerable Sudanese refugees. The funds will empower recipients to address their most pressing humanitarian basic needs.
21/09/2023 More details  
Qatar Charity launches “Libya Appeal” to support flood victims
Qatar Charity (QC) has launched the “Libya Appeal” campaign to stand in solidarity with the people in Libya, where the eastern part of the country, especially Derna, was struck by the devastating floods. The drive comes to extend a helping hand to the flood-affected people in the areas of shelter, food, and water, in addition to providing urgent and essential necessities for the afflicted families. The campaign aims to provide tents for sheltering the internally displaced persons (IDPs), medical supplies for the injured, and food aid, in addition to providing essential items like blankets and other vital supplies for the affected families. Mr. Khalid Abdulla Alyafei, Director of the Emergency and Relief Department at Qatar Charity, said, 'Qatar Charity is preparing to deliver the necessary support to the people of the disaster-stricken areas in Libya, where the humanitarian situation is very challenging, and the scale of destruction is immense. 'We call upon the benefactors of Qatar to support their brothers and sisters in Libya who are going through problematic times, as they have lost their homes and families. We aim, through the “Libya Appeal” campaign, to contribute to meeting the basic needs of the affected families and offering the necessary support to help them overcome this ordeal,” added Alyafei. Given the difficult situation, especially in Derna, Qatar Charity urges the benefactors of Qatar to stand in solidarity with their afflicted brothers and sisters in Libya and support the “Libya Appeal” campaign to deliver urgent aid, including food, shelter, necessary medications, heating supplies, and blankets. They can donate through the following link: https://www.qcharity.org/en/qa/campaign?campaignId=559. Out of the 1,500 damaged buildings in Derna, 891 buildings have been completely destroyed by the storm that struck the country a week ago. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said at least 11,300 people are dead, due to devastating flooding, more than 10,000 people are missing, and over 40,000 people have been displaced.
20/09/2023 More details  
Qatar Charity receives GIFA Excellence Award for Islamic Social Responsibly
Qatar Charity (QC) has been awarded the Excellence Award (Islamic Social Responsibility) 2023, as part of the 13th Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) 2023, in Dakar, the capital of Senegal where the winners were honored in a ceremony attended by the Senegalese President Macky Sall and several senior officials and experts in the field of Islamic finance from around the world. The award was bestowed on Qatar Charity, in recognition of its outstanding contributions to Islamic finance through various instruments like Zakat and almsgiving (Sadaqah), distributed to low-income families and other vulnerable people. In addition to Qatar Charity, three more organizations have been nominated in the same category. The award was received by Mr. Manaa Al-Ansari, Director of Field Offices at Qatar Charity. The CEO of Qatar Charity, Mr. Yousuf bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, expressed his delight at Qatar Charity being honored with this prestigious global award, which recognizes it for its outstanding efforts in the field of social responsibility, as it serves impoverished people and communities through the assistance programs aimed at combating poverty and creating developmental impacts that make a difference in their lives. He also pointed out that Qatar Charity has previously received other awards in the field of social responsibility, reaffirming that Qatar Charity will continue its developmental efforts worldwide as part of its humanitarian and societal duty towards vulnerable and marginalized groups and communities. Held annually in various parts of the world, GIFA, since its inception in 2011, has been celebrating achievements and contributions of institutions and individuals towards the development and expansion of the Islamic banking and finance industry. GIFA has emerged as the most authentic market-led Islamic finance awards program in the world.
19/09/2023 More details  

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