1,000,000 People Benefit from QC’s Udheiya (Sacrifices) the World Over


  • 43,200 conflict-affected in Syria, 4,200 orphans’ families in Gaza, 120,000 people from different countries benefited from ‘Your Sacrifice, their Eid’ campaign
  • El Kuwairi: “We thank the Qatari people for donating to our sacrifices project which made the needy of 52 countries the world over happy

Around 1,000,000 people benefited from the sacrifices campaign for the year 1436 AH which QC implemented and called ‘Your Sacrifices, their Eid’ at a cost of around 14,000,000 QR.

Mr. Youssef Bin Ahmed El Kuwairi, QC’s CEO, expressed the relief he felt because the sacrifices project was successful. QC implemented this campaign with the help of its partners in 52 countries from around the world, including Qatar. It was able to make so many needy and low-income families, who could not provide their children with meat, happy.

The affected who suffered from exceptional circumstances were prioritized such as the Syrians inside Syria, the Syrian refugees in the neighboring countries, the Gaza Strip, Yemen, Somalia, etc.

El Kuwairi said, “I am mostly thankful to those who donated for this project in Qatar, and I pray Allah that He accept their good work and reward them. Most certainly, their donations were the reason behind making the needy happy and achieving social teamwork in Qatar.”

QC had already distributed more than 28,300 sacrifices during the season, which meant 500 tons of meat in 52 countries. More than 43,200 families inside Syria benefited from the project. It was implemented in Damascus and its countryside, Idlib and its countryside, Al Rastan, Al Houla and Talbiseh in the countryside of Aleppo, in the countrysides of Hama, of Lattakia, of Daraa, and Quneitra. In addition, 4,200 orphans’ families from the Gaza Strip and 120,000 Somalis benefited from the project.

Other countries in which the project was implemented:

Palestine, the Palestinian camps abroad, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, Burundi, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Tanzania, Mali, Togo, Nepal, India, Chad, Central Africa, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Yemen, Bangladesh, Benin , The Gambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Congo, South Africa, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan , Indonesia, Kosovo, Comoros Islands, Albania, the Philippines, Ghana, Bosnia, Ethiopia, and Georgia.

QC inaugurated a special campaign for pilgrimage and Eid Al Adha for this year (1436 AH). It included distributing the sacrifices inside and outside Qatar, giving people the chance to perform substitute Hajj, and distributing Eid clothing. Tens of thousands of people will benefit from this project.

The project was also implemented inside Qatar on the third and fourth days of Eid Al Adha. 2,500 sacrifices were distributed from which 12,000 people benefited, including 668 sponsored families with limited income.

Some of the Qatari volunteers helped in the distribution. In addition, QC, for the first time, offered delivery service using refrigerated cars. The sacrifices were given to the beneficiaries at their homes in Khor, Al-Shahaniya, Industrial Area (Sanaiya), and other areas inside Qatar.

This project also targeted the orphans’ and the low-income families, the indebted, the laborers, the divorced, Ramila Hospital’s inpatients, the laborers, courts, the bank, the mail, Al Qahira School, Al Cilia territory, and Abu Hamur territory and the Indian, Egyptian, Yemeni and Philippine communities.


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QC Distributes 8 Ambulances to

QC Distributes 8 Ambulances to Hospitals inside Syria

Mr. Ibrahim Ali Abdullah, QC’s Director of Relief Department, said, “This project helps save the lives of so many injured and the lives of patients suffering from critical conditions. The ambulances are to provide first aid and to transport the patients to nearby hospitals. However, Syria is suffering from the lack of first aid services, primary health care, and surgeries. The infrastructure of the health field is falling apart! There is also a huge shortage in medical supplies, and medications inside Syria.”

QC distributed ambulances (Hyundai closed Van) to the field hospitals, and charity aid stations in many governorates. It distributed two vans to Al-Ghab plain in Hama’s countryside, two to Aleppo and its countryside, two to Idleb and its countryside, one to Jisr Al-Shughur, and one to the countryside of Lattakia. The project was implemented at a cost of 300,000 QR.

2,000 Benefiting Families:

In the same time QC implemented this project, along with other water and formation relief projects, it sprayed with pesticides a number of the Syrian refugee camps in Arsal, along the Lebanon-Syria border. It was after the temperature rose above its natural average and after the increase of insects’ bites due to the opening of manholes and their exposure to air near the camps. The project was implemented to avoid any diseases which could turn to epidemics because the refugees do not regularly check the manholes. 

This initiative was carried out by QC and its associate Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon. 19 camps (13 in Arsal and 6 nearby ones), where almost 2,000 families live, benefited from this project. The pesticides were sprayed on the manholes, where insects and reptiles were concentrated and where garbage was stationed. The results of this initiative were very satisfactory. 

QC pays great attention to the relief of the Syrian people, whether the displaced inside or the refugees outside. 4,200,000 people benefited from QC’s projects which were implemented from April 2011 until last January (2015) at a cost of 205,000,000 QR. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, QC’s projects included different fields: education, health, food, and shelter. 59% of these aids were sent to inside Syria at a cost of 121,200,000 QR, while the remaining percentage was sent to the refugees in the neighboring countries. 13% of the aids (i.e. 26,889,000 QR) were sent to Jordan, 17% (i.e. 34,660,000 QR) were sent to Lebanon, 9% (i.e. 19,000,000 QR were sent to Turkey, and 2% (i.e. 3,293,000 QR) were sent to Iraq and other places where Syrians took refuge.


Earlier Projects

QC implemented a number of development and relief projects to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and inside Syria at a cost of 14,000,000 QR (around 3,900,000 USD).

Such as l’nodamed Al-Jerah (Let’s Treat our Wounds) project: the project cost 355,000 USD, and aimed at helping support field hospitals inside Syria, Damascus countryside in specific.

Al-Sondoq Al-Tebbi (the Medical Box) project: it cost 1,200,000 USD and covered all the Lebanese territories. It sponsors the patients’ and injured surgeries whether partly or fully.

Lamset Shifa’ (Healing Touch) project: This project cost 130,000 USD. It sponsored Akkar Health Center in Al-Abda which receives the injured from inside Syria living by the Lebanese border, or living in Lebanon.

Kafalat Al-Jarha (The Injured Sponsorship) project in 24 Health Center: It was implemented in Tripoli at a cost of 190,000 USD.

The Support of the Injured and Affected project: this project was implemented in Beirut, Akkar, Tripoli, Aramoun, and Bechamoun at a cost of 250,000 USD. It and equipped and operated ambulance stations in 5 areas. It included the paramedics, ambulances, and medical devices and essentials.

It is worth mentioning that by the end of last year, QC signed a strategic, universal partnership with International Medical Corps and Qatar Foundation International. This would help amplify their capabilities to reach all the territories, worldwide, which most need aid. It would specially help the conflict-affected people in Syria, and offer health care to the displaced Syrian children who have been striving to save their lives. They strive to live because there aren’t any ordinary services available, nor is there any health care provided. In addition, the residential areas are crowded with people due to the displacement of many, and due to the damages which happened to drinking water infrastructure and the sewage system. 

QC Checks its Projects in the

QC has recently reviewed the progress of its distinguished development projects inside Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia, and Turkey in order to adjust and modify them.

During his visit, Mr. Faisal Rashid Al-Fahida, QC’s EDO in these countries, reviewed some of QC’s projects and met with some of these countries’ officials.


Mr. Al-Fahida checked many of QC’s projects under a program which began with visiting QC’s headquarter and its employees. He went to Qatar’s Center for Training where he watched a video that showed QC’s most important accomplishments in Kosovo since the opening of the office until the end of 2014.  He was also showed some samples of successful income-generating projects.

Mr. Al-Fahida met with Dr. Farid Aghani, the Minister of the Environment, who commended QC’s developing and charitable role in Kosovo. In addition, he mentioned how QC sponsored more than 1,500 orphans, and how it offered them entertaining, cultural and financial services. He also spoke about QC’s role in reducing the phenomenon of unemployment through implementing income-generating projects. 

Mr. Al-Fahida supervised the honoring ceremony of the distinguished students and its sport festival. More than 340 orphaned boys and girls attended. Finally, the excellent and morally distinguished students were rewarded, and everyone was very happy.




During his field visit to the Albanian-Qatari school, Mr. Al-Fahida met with the school’s staff members and supervisors. He praised their efforts and the students’ excellent results. Also, two of the school’s female students won first prizes across Albania. This is added to last year’s excellent results, too.

Mr. Al-Farida paid a visit to several income-generating projects and encouraged its beneficiaries to work harder; he also encouraged the orphans to honor their parents and take care of their studies.

For this occasion, QC held a ceremony in which it distributed the basic needs to the large number of participating orphans, and other beneficiaries such as the Albanian-Qatari center and Albanian-Qatari school’s students.

Furthermore, Mr. Al-Fahida visited the project of building Rubik Mosque, one of the three mosques QC is currently building in Albania.


Mr. Al-Fahida, QC’s EDO, also met with Blendy Closey, the Minister of Labor of the Albanian Republic, who praised QC and commended its efforts especially in the fields of education and culture. Indeed, the two fields receive utmost attention from QC’s office in Albania through the Albanian-Qatari Center for Languages and Computer, the Qatari Center for Administrative and Educational Training, and the Albanian Qatari School.

He also met Ms. Esmiralda Ashkiah; member in the Albanian-Arabic Relationships Committee of the Albanian Parliament. She expressed her gratitude to QC for their continuous work through their effective office in Albania, and their constant help to Albania whenever necessary; like the donations that QC had offered to the victims of floods at the beginning of the year.


Bosnia and Herzegovina


Many of the developmental projects funded by QC in Bosnia were visited. In addition, many beneficiaries sponsored by QC were met, especially from the orphans.

Mr. Al-Fahida visited the Mr. Bakir Izetbegović, the Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and acquainted him with QC and the size of its charitable projects and activities in the world, along with its future vision and the help it had offered to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Additionally, Mr. Faysal met with Mr. Adil Osmanović; Minister of civil affairs in Bosnia, where his Excellency praised the efforts and the aids that QC offered to Bosnia, and confirmed the need of Bosnians for a number of medical and cultural projects too.




During his visit to Turkey, Mr. Al-Fahida visited many of QC’s projects. He took a close look at the Syrian displaced and refugees’ conditions there. He also reviewed the final phases of “Madinat Al-Rayyan” (Al-Rayyan City) project which was funded by QC in cooperation with IHH, its strategic partner inside and outside Turkey. The opening of its first phase is expected to be announced in the coming days.

Mr. Al-Fahida met with Salem bin Mubarak Al Shafi, Qatar’s Ambassador in Turkey, who spoke about the efforts QC exerts to alleviate the sufferings of the Syrians inside and outside Syria.

In addition, he visited some of the headquarters of QC’s associates in Turkey such as White Hands charity, Syrian Education Commission, and IMC, which QC signed an agreement with at the end of last year. Such agreement would allow the institutions to reach the neediest territories for relief and aid. Plus, they would mostly help the affected in Syria and would offer healthcare to the displaced Syrian children who did not have any regular healthcare services availab

QC Implements Tens of Qualitat

  • Hundreds of goats were distributed to the people to help them start over.
  • Tens of hectares were restored for 250 families whose lands had been flooded.


As part of its early relief program to the victims of floods in the Middle Shebelle governorate in Somalia, QC implemented qualitative income-generating projects from which 400 families of the same governorate benefited.


The projects included rehabilitation of the affected families and improvement of their life quality, in addition to supporting agriculture and shepherding. The program also included funding income-generating projects. For example, 750 goats were distributed to 150 families. Each family received 5 goats. This project was to enable them to get their ordinary lives back after the floods. The project also aimed at supporting shepherding and providing these families with a source of income that matched their previous professions.

QC has also restored agricultural lands in a total area of 250 hectares for 250 families who had worked in farming before the floods damaged their lands.

QC seeks to rehabilitate the agricultural and shepherding societies and start agricultural and shepherding businesses by supplying the workers with seeds and pesticides as well as manual cultivation instruments needed for local production. QC also helps them in their farmland restoration, and irrigation canals’ reformation. The program also supplied them with some cattle.

Terrible Immigration

The regions adjacent to the two rivers of Shebelle and Juba witnessed heavy rains in last October and November which led to the flooding of the rivers and caused a disastrous immigration of the inhabitants of the rivers’ banks. Middle Shebelle was mostly affected as most irrigation canals and flood control systems were damaged along the Shebelle River by these floods. Reports show that about 10,000 of the local inhabitants left their flooded cities, villages, and farms.

The objective QC had of the early relief project was to reach the local affected community in the governorate as it helped rehabilitate them in their crafts and professions. QC’s goal was to enable them to increase their daily income and enhance their life quality through a number of strategic projects including shops, production machinery, animals, and farmland restoration. This should facilitate their future confrontation to yearly floods. This project also seeks to restore artesian aquifers, reform schools and damaged clinics to help 93,000 people living in the region.

Tens of Thousands Beneficiaries

It is worth mentioning that QC has recently implemented various projects in Somalia including education, health, building mosques, and funding income-generating projects. Tens of thousands of Somalis around Somalia benefited from these projects. Of its construction projects in Puntland, QC inaugurated the reformation of 2 health centers and 2 preliminary schools at a cost of about 292,000 QR.

QC inaugurated the opening of 9 mosques, and 8 centers for memorization of Qur’an in 3 provinces in the north of Somalia: 3 mosques in the coastal province, 3 others in Burco, 1 in Awdal, and 2 in Hiran and Banaadir. It also built 8 centers for Qur’an memorization in Hiran, Banaadir, and Hargeisa. Thousands of Somalis shall benefit from these mosques and centers.

QC office in Somalia has also organized events of distributing sewing machines to 65 productive families in Mogadishu and Hargeisa city in Somaliland in cooperation with Jedoon Association for Woman and Child Development in Hargeisa and HINNA association in Mogadishu.


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QC Implements Relief Projects

  • The aids are sufficient for the refugees and returnees for a month
  • Members of the Somali Parliament and Representatives of the Yemeni community contributed in the distribution

Through its office in Somalia and as part of its relief campaign “Yemen, We are With You”, QC implemented an urgent relief project which targeted 600 families of the Yemeni refugees in Somalia and some of the Somali returnees from Yemen who are living in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, and Bosaso.

The food baskets, distributed to the beneficiaries, were sufficient for a whole month. Each family received 25 kg of rice, 25 kg of flour, 15 kg of sugar, 3 liters of cooking oil, 2.5 kg of powder milk, and 2 kg of dates.

Prominent Figures

Many prominent figures took part in the distribution of the aids to the people, including some members of the Somali parliament, and the representatives of the Yemeni community in Somalia. They all commended QC’s role in helping the Yemeni and Somali peoples.

This is one of so many other projects in which QC continues to fulfill its role in aiding and helping others. In addition, QC always makes sure that its beneficiaries are the neediest. The Yemeni people are suffering from a dire crisis which forced the families to emigrate and ask for asylum. This, of course, left the families without any living necessities. 

Although Somalia is suffering from hard conditions and security issues, it became one of the countries which received the Yemeni refugees. Therefore, it is now the responsibility of those who work in charity and humanitarian fields to strengthen their efforts so that Somalia does not suffer from a critical condition, too. 

130,000 Beneficiaries

130,000 beneficiaries 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).

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 different governorates. Furthermore, 3 kitchens were prepared and equipped with foodstuff to provide daily fresh meals for 1,000 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. 

Call for Help

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.

The aids were received by a delegation of QC which included Mr. Ibrahim Ali Abdullah, QC's Relief Department Director, and Mohammed Wa'i, QC's Office Director in Yemen.

QC’s field team was able to aid many conflict-affected families since the crisis first started in Aden and other Yemeni cities. They provided the families with food, drugs, and medical disposables. They sent the medical supplies to the hospitals so that they would treat the injured. The team also provided the families with food baskets and other basic and necessary items.


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12000 يستفيدون من أضاحي قطر ال

  • المستهدفون من حملة "أضاحيكم عيدهم" داخل الدولة هم الأسر المكفولة لدى قطر الخيرية وأسر الأيتام بالإضافة إلى الأسر المتعففة  والفقراء والمساكين من العمال
  • اليافعي: " أضاحيكم عيدهم " تهدف إلى إدخال السرور إلى قلوب أكبر عدد من المتعففين وذوي الدخل المحدود والفقراء والمساكين من العمالة في الدولة من الأسر المستهدفة
  • وتتميز الحملة في تقديم خدمة التوصيل للفئات الخاصة كأسر الأيتام والمعاقين والأرامل 

بالتوازن مع تنفيذها في 54 دولة عبر العالم تستعد قطر الخيرية من خلال حملتها "أضاحيكم عيدهم" إلى تنفيذ حملة الأضاحي للعام الحالي 1436 داخل دولة قطر؛ حيث تستهدف توفير 2500 أضحية يستفيد منها 12000 شخص، بتكلفة تزيد عن مليون ريال.

ويستفيد من هذه الأضاحي التي توزع في اليومين الثالث والرابع لعيد الأضحى المبارك العديد من الجاليات، ومن بينها الجالية الهندية والمصرية واليمنية والفلبينية؛ بالإضافة إلى أسر الأيتام والغارمين، والأرامل.

ويتم صرف كوبونات للمستفيدين قبل العيد لتجنب الزحمة والتدافع، كما توزع الأضاحي حسب عدد أفراد الأسر؛ وذلك لتغطية حاجاتهم؛ حيث يتم منح الأسر التي تتكون من 2 إلى 5 أفراد أضحية واحدة، فيما تنال الأسر المكونة من 6 الى 11 فردا أضحيتين.

فرصة للخير

ويوفر مشروع الأضاحي "أضاحيكم عيدهم" للمتبرعين والمحسنين فرصة إيصال أضاحيهم إلى المحتاجين، من أجل إحياء سنة نبينا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم وإدخال السرور عليهم بمناسبة عيد الأضحى المبارك؛ حيث هناك العديد من الأسر المسلمة المتعففة، والعديد من العمال من ذوي الدخل المحدود ممن يحتاج للدعم والمؤازرة في مثل مواسم الخير هذه.

وقال السيد عبد الناصر الزهر اليافعي المدير التنفيذي للتنمية المحلية بقطر الخيرية بهذه المناسبة إن حلول شهر ذي الحجة المبارك يمثل فرصة ثمينة لأهل الخير والساعين إلى بذله؛ وحثهم على توجيه تبرعاتهم لهذا المشروع، وذلك لزيادة عدد الأضاحي التي يتم تقديمها.

وأضاف اليافعي أن زيادة المستفيدين من هذا المشروع تؤدي إلى إدخال السرور إلى قلوب أكبر عدد من الإخوة من المتعففين وذوي الدخل المحدود في يوم مبارك وعظيم عند الله.

وأشار السيد عبد الناصر إلى أن هذا المشروع "أضاحيكم عيدهم" يهدف إلى إحياء سنة الأضحية عند الأغنياء أولا، وإدخال السرور إلى قلوب الأسر المستهدفة بتوزيع الأضاحي ثانيا؛ كما يهدف إلى تحقيق التضامن الاجتماعي في المجتمع وبث الترابط والتراحم بين كل فئاته.

وتتيح قطر الخيرية لكل الراغبين في التبرع لمشروع الاضاحي " اضاحيكم عيدهم " العديد من الخيارات منها الموقع الالكتروني لقطر الخيرية " qcharity.org/adahi " ونقاط التحصيل وفروع الجمعية داخل الدولة، وعبر الخط الساخن 44667711 .

54 دولة

وفي نفس السياق أطلقت قطر الخيرية حملتها هذا العام 1436 هـ  لتوزيع أكثر من 28,000 أضحية بـ 54 دولة عبر العالم، وبتكلفة تجاوزت 13,5 مليون ريال.

وتم تخصيص نسبة اكبر من الاضاحي للدول التي تشهد احداثا استثنائية مثل سوريا والعراق واليمن والصومال، كما تسعى قطر الخيرية كذلك إلى زيادة عدد حجاج البدل لهذا العام، ليصل العدد الى 1500 حاج بتكلفة اجمالية 5,7 ملايين ريال، وذلك ضمن حملتها للأضاحي وحج البدل ورفادة الحجيج .

وشملت البلدان التي استهدفتها قطر الخيرية من خلال مشروع الأضاحي لهذا الموسم سوريا وداخل فلسطين وخارجها ، العراق ، الصومال ، الاردن ، قطر ، تونس ، المغرب ، لبنان ، السودان ، رواندا ، اوغندا ، ملاوي ، بوروندي ، كينيا ، ساحل العاج ، جيبوتي ، تنزانيا ، مالي ، توغو ، النيبال ، الهند ، تشاد ، افريقيا الوسطى ، انغولا ، غينيا بيساو ، موريتانيا ، اليمن ، بنغلاديش ، بنين ، جامبيا ، ناميبيا ، ليسوتو ، بوتسوانا ، ايران ، سريلانكا ، النيجر ، نيجيريا ، سيراليون ، ليبريا ، جنوب افريقيا ، اثيوبيا ، بوركينا فاسو ، باكستان ، اندونيسيا ، كوسوفا ، جزر القمر ، البانيا ، الفلبين ، غانا ، البوسنة ، اثيوبيا.

أسرة مكفولة

تجدر الإشارة إلى أن قطر الخيرية وزعت خلال العام الماضي 2200 أضحية ، استفاد منها أكثر من 11 ألف شخص بمن فيهم 668 أسرة مكفولة لديها من ذوي الدخل المحدود داخل دولة قطر؛ إضافة إلى نحو مليون شخص في 54 دولة موزعة على ثلاث قارات هي آسيا وافريقيا واوروبا، بتكلفة وصلت إلى 13 مليونا و 250 الف ريال .


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QC Delegation Follows up with

  • Around 70% of Al Rayyan City project was completed; the displaced Syrians living in tents will move there before winter
  • Al Rayyan city comprises 10 villages; each village has 100 housing units. In addition, it has service facilities which include 30 classrooms, a mosque, a clinic, and playgrounds for children.
  • The city is environmentally friendly; its lighting will depend entirely on solar energy.
  • Zienal: “Our visit aims at following up with this project’s progress and making sure its implementation will be on time since QC wants to provide a shelter for thousands of displaced Syrians before winter.”
  • Al Yaf’ie: “The builders of the city are 100% Syrians; and once it’s entirely constructed, its people will be its governors.”

It is expected that by the coming November, the biggest residential city, which QC implemented near the Syria-Turkey borders for the displaced Syrians, will have been built. The city can accommodate around 7,000 people, and was implemented at a cost of more than 40,000,000 QR.

In order to closely follow up with the work progress in the city, to review what was completed and what is left, a delegation from QC paid Al Rayyan city a visit. The delegation included Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Yaf’ie, Support Affairs CEO; and Mr. Ibrahim Zainal, QC’s Deputy Executive Director of International Development; accompanied with Urooj Hussain, Deputy Director of the Turkish International Human Relief and Humanitarian (IHH) – the party which provided the land for the project and supervised its implementation.

During the tour in the model city which QC called ‘Al Rayyan City’ for displaced Syrians, the delegation visited the housing units which were already completed. They also visited other housing units and service facilities which are under construction, including the mosque. The delegation reviewed the plan set for the completion of this huge project. They were pleased to see the completion of 70% of the project. In the meeting, the delegation emphasized the importance of working steadily so as to entirely implement the project in the coming November to secure shelters for thousands of displaced Syrians before winter.

A Tour in Al Salama Camp

At the same time of visiting Al Rayyan city, QC’s delegation visited Al Salama refugee camp for the displaced Syrians. They checked upon the Syrians’ severe circumstances and sufferings. It is also expected that some of these Syrians will be moved to Al Rayyan city once it is entirely constructed in order to provide them with a dignifying shelter.

In a press release, Mr. Zeinal said, “QC paid this field visit because it always makes sure to follow up with the work progress of its distinguished projects in general and the completion of this project in particular. All of which is to ensure a shelter for thousands of displaced Syrians before winter. To the conflict-affected Syrians, shelters top their list of priorities; which is why we hope a lot of displaced Syrian families, who are still living in tents near the Turkey-Syria borders, benefit from this project.”

In addition, Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Yaf’ie commended the distinguishing features of this project; the most important one is the fact that the laborers working on the project are 100% Syrians. Furthermore, this project is environmentally friendly; its lighting will depend entirely on solar energy. Finally, once the project is entirely implemented, the people of the city will be its governors.

The City’s Facilities

This model city consists of 10 villages; each village consists of 100 caravans. The beneficiary families will get a shelter with an area of around 17.5 m2, a width of 2.5 m, a length of 7 m, and a height of 2.5 m. Plus, it comprises two rooms. It can accommodate a family of 6 or 7 members. The place will be equipped with the basic needs such as mattresses, blankets, pillows, carpets, space heaters, a refrigerator, water tanks, closets, and cookware.

Al Rayyan city has several service facilities such as a mosque, 30 classrooms, several clinics, administrative offices, and playgrounds for children. A wall will be built around the city to secure its safety. The lighting will depend on solar energy, which makes the project ‘Al Rayyan City’ environmentally friendly.

This project is the outcome of a cooperation agreement between QC and IHH, which was signed in Istanbul few months earlier. Mr. Youssef bin Ahmed Al Kuwairi, QC’s CEO, and Bulent Yildirim, IHH President, signed the agreement in Istanbul, Turkey. The agreement states that QC will donate 33,000,000 QR, while IHH will donate 7,000,000 QR, and will supervise the implementation of this project.

According to the FTS of the UN’s office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs, QC was rewarded first rank universally for its aid for the Syrian people in the last three years.

The total cost of QC’s implemented projects for the conflict-affected Syrians until last March reached 240,000,000 QR from which 4,500,000 QR people benefited. 60% of these projects were implemented inside Syria. They included food, shelter, health, sponsorship and others. The rest of the projects were implemented for  the Syrian refugees in the neighboring countries.


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