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Sector(s): Protection
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Somalia/Somaliland
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 The Special Envoy of the Somali President for Humanitarian Affairs and Drought, Mr. Abdul Rahman Abdul Shakour, accompanied by His Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia, Mr. Hassan bin Hamza Hashem, officials from Qatar Charity, as well as members of the National Committee of Somalia, visited Bartiri - Jubbaland State - which is one of the most affected areas by drought. The delegation visited Often camp, which is one of the 21 camps hosted by the city of Bartiri, and distributed food baskets to families affected by drought, with the support of the people of Qatar within the framework of the Qatar Charity campaign "Stop Somalia Famine".The Often camp is home to 28,000 families who were displaced from nearby cities and regions to escape the droughts that struck Somalia.   Urgent callThe Somali President's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs and Drought praised Qatar's role in delivering aid to the afflicted, as well as Qatar Charity's efforts to assist the displaced.He appealed to the international community to rescue the affected and provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the displaced who are facing harsh humanitarian conditions.Qatari relief for SomaliaHis Excellency Mr. Hassan bin Hamza Hashem, the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia, explained that the State of Qatar stands by the Somali people to confront the drought crisis that struck most of the Somali regions.Mr.Saud Al-Maadeed, Director of Qatar Charity's Media Department, said that Qatar Charity officially started its interventions in Somalia in 2008, in various sectors, as it has implemented development projects in all Somali states over the past years.He added that the visit of the Qatar Charity delegation to Somalia was an urgent move to inspect the situation to understand the humanitarian situation and the necessary needs, to collect aid and donations to save the drought-affected as soon as possible.He stressed that Qatar Charity is fully prepared to assist in relief campaigns, and this aid provided is just the beginning of more comprehensive aid.basic needs                                                                                    Muhammad Wali Youssef, the official of the Bartiri Directorate, said that “without the help of people inside and outside the city, the city cannot bear these many numbers that are increasing day by day, and our latest statistics have reached 28 thousand families, in addition to the families who lived with their relatives in the city.”He noted that the basic needs of these families are shelter, health, water, sanitation, and food, explaining that Qatar Charity contributed by providing food supplies to 514 families, and this means that these families have enough for a month.  

Sector(s): Food Security
Author: Hayfa Hamed
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 L'envoyé spécial du président somalien pour les affaires humanitaires et la sécheresse, M. Abdul Rahman Abdul Shakour, accompagné de son excellence l'ambassadeur de l'État du Qatar en Somalie, M. Hassan bin Hamza Hashem, des responsables de Qatar Charity, ainsi que des membres du Comité national de la Somalie, s'est rendu à Bartiri - État du Jubbaland - qui est l'une des régions les plus touchées par la sécheresse.La délégation a visité le camp, qui est l'un des 21 camps hébergés par la ville de Bartiri, et a distribué des paniers alimentaires aux familles touchées par la sécheresse, avec le soutien du peuple du Qatar dans le cadre de la campagne Qatar Charity "Stop La Famine en Somalie".Le camp abrite 28 000 familles qui ont été déplacées des villes et des régions voisines pour échapper aux sécheresses qui ont frappé la Somalie. Appel urgentL'envoyé spécial du président somalien pour les affaires humanitaires et la sécheresse a salué le rôle du Qatar dans l'acheminement de l'aide aux affligés, ainsi que les efforts de Qatar Charity pour aider les déplacés.Il a appelé la communauté internationale à secourir les personnes touchées et à fournir une aide humanitaire d'urgence aux personnes déplacées qui sont confrontées à des conditions humanitaires difficiles.Secours qatarien pour la SomalieSon Excellence M. Hassan bin Hamza Hashem, ambassadeur de l'État du Qatar en Somalie, a expliqué que l'État du Qatar se tenait aux côtés du peuple somalien pour faire face à la crise de la sécheresse qui a frappé la plupart des régions somaliennes.M. Saud Al-Maadeed, directeur du département des médias de Qatar Charity, a déclaré que Qatar Charity avait officiellement commencé ses interventions en Somalie en 2008, dans divers secteurs, car elle a mis en œuvre des projets de développement dans tous les États somaliens au cours des dernières années.Il a ajouté que la visite de la délégation de Qatar Charity en Somalie était une mesure urgente pour inspecter la situation afin de comprendre la situation humanitaire et les besoins nécessaires, pour collecter de l'aide et des dons pour sauver les personnes touchées par la sécheresse dès que possible.Il a souligné que Qatar Charity est tout à fait prêt à participer aux campagnes de secours, et que cette aide fournie n'est que le début d'une aide plus globale.Besoins de baseMuhammad Wali Youssef, le responsable de Bartiri, a déclaré que "sans l'aide des personnes à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur de la ville, la ville ne peut pas supporter ces nombreux chiffres qui augmentent de jour en jour, et nos dernières statistiques ont atteint 28 mille familles, en en plus des familles qui vivaient avec leurs proches dans la ville.Il a noté que les besoins fondamentaux de ces familles sont le logement, la santé, l'eau, l'assainissement et la nourriture, expliquant que Qatar Charity a contribué en fournissant des vivres à 514 familles, ce qui signifie que ces familles en ont assez pour un mois.  

Sector(s): Protection
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Somalia/Somaliland
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 Dans le cadre de la poursuite de la campagne « Stop la famine somalienne » lancée par Qatar Charity pour venir en aide aux personnes touchées par la sécheresse.La délégation de Qatar Charity comprend M. Saoud Al-Maadeed, directeur du département demédias, et M. Khalid Abdullah Al-Yafei, directeur du département de secours,La visite permet d'examiner de près les effets de la sécheresse en Somalie, de voir la situation humanitaire des personnes touchées et de leur fournir une aide d'urgence.Le programme de la première journée comprenait une visite des camps de déplacés à la périphérie de la capitale somalienne, Mogadiscio, et de l'hôpital de maternité et d'enfance de Banadir, qui abrite un grand nombre d'enfants touchés par la sécheresse et exposés à des maladies liées à la malnutritionAffecté par la sécheresse et exposé aux maladies de malnutrition.    Distribution de paniers alimentairesLa délégation a distribué des paniers alimentaires aux familles les plus touchées par la sécheresse et qui vivent dans les camps de Duryel, Kulms et al-Maqbar. Les paniers comprenaient des produits alimentaires de base qui suffiraient aux familles pour un mois entier, et le nombre de bénéficiaires a atteint 514 familles. (3 084 bénéficiaires). Adam Sheikh Hassan, responsable du camp de Duryel, a déclaré que le camp de Duryel abrite 5 000 familles déplacées des régions de Lower Shabelle, Bay, Bakool, Gedo et Middle Shabelle, qui souffrent de conditions de vie et de santé difficiles, et cette souffrance augmente de jour en jour, en ces jours où il fait chaud le jour, il fait très froid et la nuit il fait très froid, alors que la plupart des habitants du camp vivent dans des maisons faites de branches d'arbres et de restes de vêtements usés.Abdel Nour Mursal, directeur du bureau de Qatar Charity en Somalie, a déclaré : « La Somalie connaît une situation humanitaire dangereuse, en raison du retard de la saison des pluies depuis trois ans, et cela a conduit au fait que la moitié de la population somalienne, environ 7,1 millions de personnes, menacées de famine, dont la plupart ont été déplacées de leurs villes et villages. Elles ont été stationnées dans des camps à l'intérieur des grandes villes, après un voyage ardu, dont certains ont duré plus d'un mois, à pied, à la recherche de nourriture pour satisfaire leur faim.Il a expliqué que Qatar Charity a commencé à intervenir depuis le début de la crise humanitaire dans les zones touchées dans tous les États somaliens, alors que plus de 123 738 personnes ont bénéficié de campagnes de secours dans le secteur de l'alimentation et de la nutrition entre novembre 2021 et mai 2022.Histoires humaines douloureusesLa crise de la sécheresse a eu un grand impact, en particulier sur les enfants, en raison de la famine et a causé la mort d'enfants et les blessures de centaines de milliers de personnes souffrant de malnutrition, et parmi les cas humanitaires qui ont bénéficié d'une aide alimentaire pour Qatar Charity, Mme Sultana Hussein Ibrahim , 26 ans, du village de Lamwi, à 45 kilomètres de la capitale Mogadiscio, où il se trouvait Elle a cinq enfants, dont deux sont morts en chemin à cause de la malnutrition, et quand elle est arrivée au camp de Tayeb, deux autres enfants sont morts, et elle a actuellement un enfant. Malgré l'état psychologique dans lequel elle et son mari se sentaient.Clinique mobileQatar Charity gère une clinique de santé mobile pour les personnes touchées par la sécheresse, qui fournit des services de santé gratuits et reçoit quotidiennement plus de 200 patients, dont la plupart sont des enfants, des femmes et des personnes âgées.Muhammad Alami Hassan, 49 ans, du village de Dimai, à Tataqa Seblali dans la région du Bas Shabelle, a déclaré : « J'ai 9 enfants qui souffrent de malnutrition. Je n'ai pas pu leur fournir de médicaments. Dieu merci, leur état s'est amélioré après ma visite à la clinique Qatar Charity dans le camp Selon les estimations de" Save the Children", 386 400 enfants somaliens souffrent de malnutrition aiguë, tandis qu'environ 1,5 million d'enfants somaliens de moins de cinq ans seront confrontés à la malnutrition aiguë d'ici la fin de l'année.

Sector(s): Child Protection
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Somalia/Somaliland
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 In the context of the continuation of the campaign "Stop Somalia's Famine" launched by Qatar Charity to relieve those affected by drought, a delegation from Qatar Charity included Mr. Saud Al-Maadeed, Director of the Media Department, and Mr. Khalid Abdullah Al-Yafei, Director of the Relief Department, began a visit to Somalia to inspect the effects of the drought in Somalia, closely reviewing the humanitarian situation of those affected by it,  providing relief assistance to them, and inspecting Qatar Charity Relief Projects.The first day's program included a visit to the camps for displaced people on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and Banadir Maternity and Childhood Hospital, which houses children affected by drought and exposed to malnutrition diseases.Distribution of food basketsThe delegation distributed food baskets to the families most affected by the drought and who live in the Duryel, Kulms, and al-Maqbar camps. The baskets included basic food items that would suffice families for a whole month, and the number of beneficiaries reached 514 families (3,084 beneficiaries). In addition, Adam Sheikh Hassan, a Duryel camp official, stated that the Duryel camp shelters 5,000 displaced families from the regions of Lower Shabelle, Bay, Bakool, Gedo, and Middle Shabelle, who suffer from difficult living and health conditions, and this suffering increases day by day, especially in these days when the weather is hot during the day, and it is very cold at night. In addition, it is worth noting that most of the camp residents live in houses made of tree branches and the remains of worn clothes.Moreover, Abdel Nour Mursal, Director of Qatar Charity’s office in Somalia, said, “Somalia is witnessing a harmful humanitarian situation, due to the delay of the rainy season for three years, and this has led to the fact that half of the Somali population, about 7.1 million people, are at risk of starvation, most of whom have been displaced from their cities and villages. They were stationed in camps inside large cities, after an arduous journey that lasted more than a month, on foot, in search of food to satisfy their hunger. Furthermore, he also explained that the Qatar Charity intervention started at the beginning of the humanitarian crisis in the affected areas in all Somali states, as more than 123,738 people benefited from relief campaigns in the food and nutrition sector between November 2021 and May 2022.  Tragic human stories The drought crisis had a great impact, especially on children due to famine, and caused the death of children and the injury of hundreds of thousands of malnutrition, and among the humanitarian cases that benefited from food aid for Qatar Charity, Mrs. Sultana Hussein Ibrahim, 26 years old mother, from the village of Lamwi, 45 kilometers from the capital Mogadishu.Mrs. Sultana had five children, two of whom died on the way due to malnutrition, and when she arrived in Tayeb camp, two more of her children died, and she currently has one child left. Despite the psychological state that she and her husband were feeling, she expressed her thanks to the donors in Qatar for their support with a food basket that suffices her and her family for a month.Mobile clinicQatar Charity operates a mobile health clinic for those affected by drought, which provides free health services, as it receives daily more than 200 patients, most of whom are children, women, and the elderly.Muhammad Alami Hassan, 49 years old, from the village of Dimai, in Tataqa Seblali in the Lower Shabelle region, said, "I have 9 children suffering from malnutrition and malaria. I was not able to provide them with medicine. Thank God, their condition improved after I visited the Qatar Charity clinic in the camp. Many thanks to them and the honorable donors."According to estimates by Save the Children, 386,400 Somali children suffer from acute malnutrition, while an estimated 1.5 million Somali children under the age of five will face acute malnutrition by the end of the year. 

Sector(s): Food Security
Author: Hayfa Hamed
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Qatar Charity continues its relief assistance for the Rohingya refugees in BhasanChar, a remote island in Bangladesh, aiming to ensure food security and protect them from vulnerability. Recently, QC distributed essential food items and gas cylinders among the refugees which benefited 15,442. Under the guideline of RRRC (Office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner) of the government of Bangladesh, QC’s relief staffers provided aid from the distribution center in Bhasanchar.The Food packages contained rice, pulses, oil, salt, sugar, onion, garlic, ginger, spices, dried fish, and potatoes, which will fulfill a family's food necessity for one month. Until now, nearly 30,000 Rohingya refugees have been relocated to Bhasanchar island from Cox’s Bazar camps and Qatar Charity provides food relief among them by turn.  Gratitude Getting continuous aid from Qatar Charity, the refugees have uttered their whole-hearted gratitude and thanked the donors and benefactors.   Ajim Ullah, 44, said `we came here 6 months ago and from then we are receiving food items from Qatar Charity and this assistance enabled us to run our family smoothly.’   Bilder Begum, 33, said `it’s an irony of fate that we are evacuated from our birthland which has brought a lot of desolations in our life.  Now we are dependent on relief. Thanks to Qatar Charity for extending cooperation for the Rohingyas.Food reliefSince 2021, Qatar Charity has been providing food relief and essentials in Bhasan Char. In the last year, a total of 122,989 refugees benefitted through the relief program for Rohingya. Bangladesh currently hosts over 1.1 million Rohingyas in camps in Cox's Bazar and Bhasan Char. 

Sector(s): Food Security
Author: Hayfa Hamed
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 Qatar Charity continue de fournir une aide humanitaire aux réfugiés rohingyas sur l'île reculée de Basinshahr au Bangladesh, afin de les protéger et leur assurer la sécurité alimentaire. Qatar Charity a distribué des paniers de nourriture et des bouteilles de gaz aux réfugiés, 15 442 réfugiés ont bénéficié de cette aide.Accès aux campementsQatar Charity a fourni cette aide dans un centre de distribution à Basinshahr, où Les distributions ont été effectuées en coordination avec le bureau gouvernemental du HCR au Bangladesh. Cela survient à un moment où près de 30 000 réfugiés rohingyas ont été transférés à Pasinshahr depuis des camps extrêmement difficiles du district de Cox's Bazar.GratitudeLes réfugiés rohingyas ont remercié Qatar Charity et ont exprimé leur gratitude et leurs remerciements aux donateurs et l'État du Qatar.Ajimullah, 44 ans, a déclaré : « Depuis que nous avons déménagé dans ce camp il y a 6 mois, nous recevons de la nourriture de Qatar Charity. Cette aide nous a permis de vivre avec nos familles en paix, car nous n'avons pas à nous soucier de chercher de la nourriture, d'autant plus que le travail n'est pas disponible."Pour sa part, Dilder Begum, 33 ans, a déclaré : "Nous souffrons après avoir été évacués de notre patrie, et maintenant nous vivons grâce aux secours apportés par Qatar Charity. Ils ont beaucoup coopéré avec nous."Secours des RohingyasIl convient de noter que l'année dernière, Qatar Charity a fourni l'aide nécessaire aux réfugiés rohingyas dans la région de Basinshahr. L'année dernière, 12 989 réfugiés ont bénéficié de l'assistance fournie par Qatar Charity dans le cadre du Programme d'aide aux Rohingyas.

Sector(s): Environment
Author: Hayfa Hamed
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 As part of its continuing efforts to confront drought in Somalia, and in response to the urgent relief appeal "Stop Somalia's Famine", Qatar Charity managed to build an artesian well in the village of Mirdif in the state of Hirshabelle in southern Somalia, which is expected to benefit more than 5,000 families from the village's residents and communities in the villages. Other remote areas are deprived by drought and the absence of basic services.A deep well was dug with the installation of an electric submersible pump, a high-water tank, and a basin for watering animals, to contribute to the stability of the village's residents and the return of families who were displaced from the village in search of water due to the drought that hits most of the Somali regions.This comes within the framework of Qatar Charity's efforts to enable poor and drought-affected communities to obtain safe drinking water sources in their areas of origin, at a time when at least 90 percent of water sources throughout Somalia have dried up.big effectThe project made a huge difference in the lives of the residents before digging the well, as life returned to normal in the village and the neighboring villages, especially in alleviating the suffering of the children who were trying to search for water on dangerous journeys.And the spokesman for the Directorate of Warsheikh, Mr. Abdullah Awlo, expressed his thanks to the Qatari peoples for their generous support for the construction of this well, and Qatar Charity for its efforts in Somalia, especially in the state of Hirshabeli, and said, "This well has special importance for the residents of the village and the nearby pastoral gatherings, as the nearest A water station for the village was 60 km away.For his part, Mr. Abdullah Yardi, one of the village notables, spoke about the suffering of the people of the area and said, “We could not use the water for all our purposes, and the livestock died because of thirst, but today, after digging the well, the residents forgot their suffering".It is worth noting that during 2022, Qatar Charity implemented 37 water projects in all Somali regions, focusing on population centers in remote villages deprived of basic services.Stop the famine in SomaliaQatar Charity had launched an urgent response call to confront the drought in Somalia under the slogan "Stop Somalia's Famine" and provide urgent aid and provide the necessary needs to those affected by the impact of the drought.The campaign focuses on the vital areas of food and non-food items, in addition to providing safe drinking water.

Sector(s): Food Security
Author: Hayfa Hamed
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 Dans le cadre de ses efforts continus pour faire face à la sécheresse en Somalie, et en réponse à l'appel de secours d'urgence "Stop la Famine", Qatar Charity a réussi à construire un puits artésien dans le village de Mirdif, dans l'État de Hirshabelle, dans le sud de la Somalie, qui est devrait bénéficier à plus de 5 000 familles des habitants du village et des communautés dans les villages. D'autres zones reculées sont privées par la sécheresse et l'absence de services de base.Un puits profond a été creusé avec l'installation d'une pompe submersible électrique, d'un réservoir de crue et d'un bassin pour l'abreuvement des animaux, afin de contribuer à la stabilité des habitants du village et au retour des familles déplacées du village à la recherche de l'eau en raison de la sécheresse qui frappe la plupart des régions somaliennes.Cela s'inscrit dans le cadre des efforts de Qatar Charity pour permettre aux communautés pauvres et touchées par la sécheresse d'obtenir des sources d'eau potable dans leurs régions d'origine, à un moment où au moins 90 % des sources d'eau dans toute la Somalie se sont taries.  Grand effetLe projet a fait une énorme différence dans la vie des habitants avant de creuser le puits, car la vie est revenue à la normale dans le village et les villages voisins, notamment en atténuant les souffrances des enfants qui tentaient de chercher de l'eau lors de voyages dangereux.Le porte-parole de la Direction de Warsheikh, M. Abdullah Awlo, a exprimé ses remerciements au peuple qatarien pour son généreux soutien à la construction de ce puits, et à Qatar Charity pour ses efforts en Somalie, notamment dans l'Etat de Hirshabeli, et a déclaré, "Ce puits a une importance particulière pour les habitants du village et les rassemblements pastoraux à proximité, car la station d'eau A la plus proche du village était à 60 km.Pour sa part, M. Abdullah Yardi, a parlé de la souffrance des gens de la région et a déclaré : « Nous ne pouvions pas utiliser l'eau pour tous nos besoins, et le bétail est mort à cause de la soif, mais aujourd'hui , après avoir creusé le puits, les habitants ont oublié leur souffrance".Il convient de noter qu'en 2022, Qatar Charity a mis en œuvre 37 projets d'eau dans toutes les régions somaliennes, en se concentrant sur les centres de population dans les villages reculés dépourvus de services de base.  Arrêtez la famine en SomalieQatar Charity avait lancé un appel à réponse urgente pour faire face à la sécheresse en Somalie sous le slogan " Arrêtez la famine en Somalie" et fournir une aide urgente et répondre aux besoins nécessaires aux personnes touchées par l'impact de la sécheresse. La campagne se concentre sur les domaines vitaux des produits alimentaires et non alimentaires, en plus de fournir de l'eau potable.

Sector(s): Protection
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Somali region
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 Qatar Charity (QC) a lancé un appel à réponse urgente sous le slogan "Arrêtez la famine de la Somalie" pour faire face à la nouvelle sécheresse et fournir une aide d'urgence aux personnes touchées par la grave sécheresse.L'appel vise à sauver la vie de plus de la moitié de la population du pays.Dans son intervention de secours, Qatar Charity (QC) se concentre sur les domaines vitaux représentés dans les denrées alimentaires et les articles non alimentaires, qui comprennent (bâches en plastique, nattes, couvertures, etc.), en plus de fournir de l'eau potable.La Somalie, est l'un des pays les plus touchés par la sécheresse en Afrique. De plus, et surtout, la Somalie est au bord d'une crise de famine qui menace environ 7,1 millions de personnes. En outre, la moitié de la population du pays est désormais au bord du déplacement.De plus, les taux de malnutrition ont augmenté de manière significative pour atteindre les niveaux les plus élevés chez les enfants de moins de cinq ans et 1,4 million d'enfants risquent de mourir. Qatar Charity poursuit ses efforts pour aider les personnes touchées par la sécheresse en Somalie, puisqu'elle a récemment fourni une aide alimentaire aux familles touchées par la crise. Environ 7 000 personnes à Baidoa, la capitale temporaire du sud-ouest de la Somalie, ont bénéficié de cette assistance.Depuis le début de 2022, Qatar Charity a aidé les personnes touchées par la sécheresse, qui comprenait 21 projets dans divers domaines et lieux, l'approvisionnement alimentaire, la santé, l'eau, l'assainissement et le logement. Les efforts de Qatar Charity ont bénéficié à 438 261 personnes dans un certain nombre d'États somaliens les plus touchés, notamment l'État de Galmudug, l'État du sud-ouest de la Somalie, l'État de Hirshabelle,État du Somaliland et État du Jubbaland pour un coût de plus de 8 millions de QR.   

Sector(s): Food Security
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Somali region
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Qatar Charity (QC) provided food aid to families affected by drought in Somalia, benefiting 7,000 people in Baidoa, South West State of Somalia.This comes in conjunction with UN warnings of famine in the country due to the worsening drought.The aid, which included basic food items, aims to alleviate the suffering of 1,120 beneficiary families.A new report from UN agencies shows that 7.1 million Somalis (close to 50 percent of the population) now face crisis-level food insecurity or worse. Of those, 213,000 people face catastrophic hunger and starvation.Somalia is going through a catastrophic humanitarian situation due to an unprecedented consecutive failed rainy season that negatively affected livestock and agriculture, which are the sources of livelihood for many villagers. This worsening situation displaced them to big cities to save their lives.Mr. Ibrahim Adam Ali, the spokesperson for the South West State of Somalia, said that Qatar Charity's aid came at the right time, as Baidoa hosts the largest proportion of those affected by drought after Mogadishu, noting that Qatar Charity has been delivering aid and sustainable projects to Baidoa.He added that the administration of the South West State of Somalia is working to remove obstacles to delivering aid to the most affected IDPs. He also praised the Qatari support for the Somali people and Qatar Charity's interventions in the state.It is worth mentioning that the aid delivered by Qatar Charity since the beginning of the current year 2022 included 21 projects in various fields, namely food supply, health,WASH, and shelter. Some 438,261 people have benefited from these projects in many Somali states, including Hirshabelle, Somaliland, and Jubaland.

Sector(s): Food Security
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Somali region
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Qatar Charity (QC) provided food aid to families affected by drought in Somalia, benefiting 7,000 people in Baidoa, South West State of Somalia.This comes in conjunction with UN warnings of famine in the country due to the worsening drought.The aid, which included basic food items, aims to alleviate the suffering of 1,120 beneficiary families.A new report from UN agencies shows that 7.1 million Somalis (close to 50 percent of the population) now face crisis-level food insecurity or worse. Of those, 213,000 people face catastrophic hunger and starvation.Somalia is going through a catastrophic humanitarian situation due to an unprecedented consecutive failed rainy season that negatively affected livestock and agriculture, which are the sources of livelihood for many villagers. This worsening situation displaced them to big cities to save their lives.Mr. Ibrahim Adam Ali, the spokesperson for the South West State of Somalia, said that Qatar Charity's aid came at the right time, as Baidoa hosts the largest proportion of those affected by drought after Mogadishu, noting that Qatar Charity has been delivering aid and sustainable projects to Baidoa.He added that the administration of the South West State of Somalia is working to remove obstacles to delivering the aid to the most affected IDPs. He also praised the Qatari support for the Somali people and Qatar Charity's interventions in the state.It is worth mentioning that the aid delivered by Qatar Charity since the beginning of the current year 2022 included 21 projects in various fields, namely food supply, health,WASH, and shelter. Some 438,261 people have benefited from these projects in many Somali states, including Hirshabelle, Somaliland, and Jubaland.

Sector(s): Food Security
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Somali region
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Qatar Charity launches an urgent response appeal for relief in Somalia  Qatar Charity (QC) has launched an urgent response call under the slogan “Stop the Famine of Somalia” to confront the new drought and provide urgent relief aid to those affected by the severe drought sweeping Somalia.The appeal aims help to save the lives of more than half of the country’s population.In its relief intervention, Qatar Charity (QC) focuses on vital areas represented in foodstuffs, and non-food items, which include (plastic tarpaulins, mats, blankets, etc.), in addition to providing potable water (water tanks).Somalia is one of the countries most affected by drought in Africa. In addition, and most importantly Somalia is on the verge of a famine crisis that threatens about 7.1 million people. Furthermore, half of the country's population is now on the edge of displacement.Adding to that, malnutrition rates increased significantly to the highest levels among children under five years of age and 1.4 million children are at risk of death.Qatar Charity continues its efforts to help those affected by the drought in Somalia, as it recently provided food aid to families affected by the crisis. About 7,000 people in Baidoa, the temporary capital of southwestern Somalia, benefited from this assistance.Since the beginning of 2022, it has aided those affected by drought, which included 21 projects in various fields and locations, namely food supply, health, water, sanitation, and shelter. Qatar Charity’s efforts benefited 438,261 people in a number of the most affected Somali states, including Galmudug State, Southwest Somalia State, Hirshabelle State, Somaliland State and Jubbaland State at a cost of more than QR8 million.   

Sector(s): Education
Author: Hayfa Hamed
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 Qatar Charity a signé un accord de coopération avec le Qatar Cyclists Center dans le but de participer en termes de responsabilité sociale au soutien d'œuvres humanitaires à travers des activités sportives.L'accord a été signé par Mme Fatima Al-Mohannadi, directrice des programmes et du développement communautaire à Qatar Charity, et Saud Al-Muraikhi, directeur du Qatar Cyclists Center.En vertu de l'accord, Qatar Charity s'engage à fournir deux projets, la construction et l'équipement de deux écoles primaires qui dispensent une éducation de base, d'une superficie totale de : 1950 mètres carrés, dans l'État de Somalie, qui souffre de problèmes humanitaires dus aux déplacements liés aux crises et aux catastrophes telles que la sécheresse Environ un million riyals.Mme Fatima Al-Mohannadi, directrice du département des programmes et du développement communautaire à Qatar Charity, a salué la coopération du Centre des cyclistes du Qatar et a exprimé ses remerciements et son appréciation pour leurs efforts, notant que Qatar Charity attend toujours avec impatience d'impliquer tous les secteurs dans le travail caritatifau service de l'humanité."Cet accord s'inscrit dans le prolongement de la coopération entre nous, qui a abouti à la réalisation de nombreux projets, tels que l'école Al-Shaymaa pour filles en Palestine et d'autres projets", a-t-elle déclaré.Elle a ajouté : " la Somalie ait été choisie comme lieu de mise en œuvre des projets de cette initiative, qui coincide avec le lancement d'une campagne humanitaire qui contribue à faire face aux effets de la sécheresse et aux risques associés".Al-Mohannadi a souligné "nous, à Qatar Charity, croyons au grand rôle du sport au service du travail humanitaire, et nous sommes inspirés par l'orientation générale de notre État rationnel, qui incarnait que le sport est un pont de communication avec les peuples et un symbole de paix et d'amour à travers son initiative sans précédent dans l'histoire de la Coupe du monde, et son intention de transférer de nombreuses installations sportives et stades de la Coupe du monde et d'en faire don aux peuples pauvres et nécessiteux des pays africains et asiatiques.Pour sa part, Saud al-Muraikhi, directeur du Qatar Cyclists Center, a déclaré : Nous remercions Qatar Charity pour ses efforts humanitaires, et nous sommes heureux de cette coopération.Il a ajouté : Au centre, nous nous efforçons toujours de contribuer au travail caritatif par le biais de nos initiatives et d'employer le sport dans le travail humanitaire car c'est un message d'amour, et pendant des années, nous avons remporté la première place en collectant le plus grand nombre de dons et en les dirigeant aux projets humanitaires. Il convient de noter que le voyage des coureurs du Qatar GBI 2022 est un événement mondial, auquel participent des coureurs avec des équipes de 26 pays, au cours duquel ils parcourent 700 kilomètres, de la capitale du Danemark au nord de l'Allemagne en 7 jours, et toutes les équipes participantes dans cette tournée, soutenez un objectif de développement. Les cyclistes du Qatar ont participé aux Qatar Charity Projects lors des quatre éditions précédentes, et grâce à eux, ils ont réussi à atteindre la première place dans la collecte de la plus grande valeur de dons, pour ces réalisations, y compris la construction de l'école secondaire Al-Shaimaa pour filles dans le nord de Gaza.

Sector(s): Education
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Somali region
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 Qatar Charity signed a cooperation agreement with the Qatar Cyclists Center to support humanitarian works through sports activities.The agreement was signed by Ms. Fatima Al-Mohannadi, Director of Programs and Community Developmentdepartment at Qatar Charity, and Saud Al-Muraikhi, Director of the Qatar Cyclists Center.Under the agreement, Qatar Charity is committed to providing two projects, namely building, and furnishing two primary schools that provide basic education with a total area of 1950 meters in the State of Somalia, which suffers from humanitarian problems due to displacement related to crises and disasters such as drought.The center is obligated to market them to individuals, institutions, and companies to provide the amounts required to implement the two projects, at a value of one million riyals.Ms. Fatima Al-Mohannadi, Director of Programs and Community Development Department at Qatar Charity, welcomed the cooperation of the Qatar Cyclists Center and expressed her thanks and appreciation for their efforts, noting that Qatar Charity always looks forward to involving all sectors in charitable work in the service of humanity."This agreement comes as an extension of the cooperation between us, which has resulted in the completion of many projects, such as Al-Shaymaa School for Girls in Palestine and other projects," she said.She added, "It is fortunate that Somalia has been chosen as the location for implementing the projects of this initiative, which coincides with the launch of a humanitarian campaign that contributes to confronting the effects of drought and the associated risks."Al-Mohannadi said, " at Qatar Charity, we believe in the great role of sport in the service of humanitarian work, and we are inspired by the general orientation of our country, which embodied that sport is a bridge for communication with people and a symbol of peace and love through its unprecedented initiative in the history of the World Cup."And the intention is to transfer many sports facilities and stadiums for the World Cup and donate them to needy people in African and Asian countries.For his part, Mr. Saud Al Muraikhi, Director of Qatar Cycling Center, said: We thank Qatar Charity for its humanitarian efforts and is a pioneer in this field, and we at Qatar Cycling Center are happy to cooperate with it.He added: We at the center always strive to contribute to charitable work through our initiatives and employ sports in humanitarian work because it is a message of love, and for years we have achieved the first place in collecting the most significant amount of donations and directing them to humanitarian projects, and we believe in the importance of education and its basics. , especially in areas where children face challenges and difficulties.It is worth noting that the Qatar GBI 2022 riders’ trip is a global event, in which riders with teams from 26 countries participate, during which they travel 700 kilometers, from the capital of Denmark to northern Germany within 7 days, and all the teams participating in this tour support a development goal. Qatar's cyclists participated in the Qatar Charity Projects in the previous four editions, and through them, they succeeded in reaching the first place in collecting the most enormous value of donations, for these achievements, including the construction of Al-Shaimaa Secondary School for Girls in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Qatar Charity provides drinking water to Pakistan’s rural communitiesQatar Charity (QC) has installed 9 solar pumps in different villages of Peshawar, a district in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, to provide clean and safe drinking water for 226 households with 1648individuals. Qatar Charity also held personal and environmental hygiene sessions for the beneficiary community to raise awareness about cleanliness and waterborne disease prevention. Due to Qatar Charity’s water interventions, a significant improvement has been observed in the beneficiary community`s health and hygiene condition, and waterborne diseases, which were very common among them, were reduced. It is worth mentioning that last year, Qatar Charity installed 81 solar water pumps in the three districts of Sindh province, with 40 solar water pumps in Badin District, 20 in Tando Muhammad Khan District and 21 in Sanghar District.

Sector(s): Health
Author: Hayfa Hamed
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Keywords: Somalia

Qatar Charity opens health center in SomaliaQatar Charity (QC) has opened a health center in Bosaso, a city in Puntland State of Somalia. The facility is expected to benefit more than 10,000 underprivileged people in the area and other neighboring areas.The center consists of many departments like reproductive health, medical examination, emergency, vaccination, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and service facilities.The health services provided by the center will contribute to improving the health standard, reducing the mortality rates of pregnant women and children under the age of five, and lowering the rate of infectious and endemic diseases.Sayeed Mohamed Warabi, Undersecretary of the Puntland Ministry of Health in the Sharq Governorate, said that Qatar Charity is actively contributing to the health sector in Somalia in general, especially in Puntland State, where many health centers were built in the state’s different cities, which contributed to delivering health services to those most in need in villages and remote areas. Mr. Abdul Ghani Ahmed Ismail, Mayor of Bosaso, thanked the benefactors of Qatar and Qatar Charity for implementing this project, indicating that this area needed such a project, as the nearest health center is 5 kilometers away.The opening of the health center comes at a time when the health sector of Somalia was affected by drought. This situation indicates the great importance of inaugurating the center at this time.It is worth mentioning that last year, Qatar Charity built five health centers in Puntland State, Galmudug State, South West State of Somalia, and Banadir region. Currently, 5 health centers and 9 childbirth and maternity units are under construction. These health projects come under the agreement signed by Qatar Charity and Somalia’s Ministry of Health and Social Care, aiming to ensure the effective participation of Qatar Charity in the country’s health projects.

Sector(s): Health
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Syria
Channel Type: Operation
Keywords: prosthetic limbs

Qatar Charity’s prosthetic limbs project benefits Syrian IDPs Qatar Charity (QC) continues to provide its services through its qualitative project ‘The Center for Prosthetics and Physiotherapy’ in Azaz, northern Syria, in support of people who have lost limbs and people with special needs. Some 5870 people have benefited from its services so far.The services of the center, which was launched last year, are part of Qatar Charity’s health and humanitarian interventions for Syrian internally displaced persons (IDPs).  This aims to lessen the suffering of beneficiaries, and enable them to lead their daily lives. The project includes four main sections, namely prosthetics, physiotherapy, psychological support, and nursing.Raziya Al-Aboud, a beneficiary, who was unable to move without anyone’s support, due to paralysis, said that, after receiving treatment at the center, she can do her works without anyone’s help. The center’s psychological support officer said that Raziya came to the center in a shattered psychological state due to her paralysis. She added that Raziya’s condition improved after receiving 27 physiotherapy sessions and 15 psychological support sessions.Mesaef Attia, director of the center, said the center has become a vital point that provides important and necessary services for the injured, persons without limbs, and people with disabilities.

Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Syria
Channel Type: Training session

Qatar Charity builds ‘child-friendly centers’ in northern SyriaThe child-friendly centers, opened by Qatar Charity (QC), in partnership with the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), in areas near the IDPs camps in northern Syria, continue to provide social, and recreational and psychological support services to 23,900 affected children.The recreational activities, held by the centers for a group of children in the IDPs camps, aim to improve their psychological state, create an atmosphere of fun for them, and teach them purposeful games, through three teams visiting the camps daily.The child-friendly centers were selected based on the safety and security criteria defined by the child protection sub-sector, ensuring easy access for displaced children to the centers. Transportation was provided for all children, including children with special needs. The centers were renovated and decorated with cheerful drawings and colors, and provided with the necessary furniture such as tables, chairs, drawing and writing boards, and stationery.Qatar Charity provides regular and targeted psychosocial support services to 3,000 children directly, in addition to joint activities and interactive games. All the children are involved in the activities and their views are taken into account and discussed. The children acquire their skills and enhance their abilities to return to normal after experiencing the difficulties.As the displacement created psychological pressure on caregivers, which led to a decline in their interest in their children, parenting skill sessions were designed to provide the caregivers with additional skills to deal with their children. These sessions were divided into 12 sessions targeting groups of caregivers according to the ‘I deal’ curriculum, which provides an integrated methodology focused on children and caregivers.The case management activity targets children who have more weaknesses than their peers. Their case is evaluated, then the service is provided to them. The case is followed up with complete confidentiality.Emphasis is placed on directly providing logistical services to the child (such as hearing aids, eyeglasses, wheelchairs for children with disabilities, medical shoes, and others).As for services that require longer follow-up and greater specialization, they are referred to specialized organizations.Besides, the centers offer awareness sessions by specialized guides, benefiting nearly 800 children and adolescents from this activity.

Sector(s): Food Security
Author: Hayfa Hamed
Location: Syria
Channel Type: Handover

Qatar Charity provides environmentally-friendly irrigation units for northern Syria farmersQatar Charity has distributed and installed dozens of solar-powered irrigation units for internally displaced farmers in northern Syria, to contribute to reducing production costs and uplifting the standard of living.50 solar-powered irrigation units have been distributed to the most vulnerable farmers in Jindires, a town located in the Afrin District of the Aleppo Governorate.The irrigation units come as part of the ‘Support Vegetable Value Chain’ project, which aims to support 200 summer vegetable farmers with the necessary agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides and drip irrigation networks. The project also aims to provide agricultural guidance on the best means to achieve the highest level of vegetable production at the lowest costs, give remunerative profits to the farmers, and provide vegetables at the lowest prices in the market.As economic empowerment is one of the key areas of Qatar Charity’s work, the project aims to promote income-generating projects. The project is expected to contribute to lessening the economic burdens on farms by providing the necessary fuel for irrigation, in addition to directly irrigating through the drip irrigation network connected with the alternative energy irrigation unit.It is worth noting that Qatar Charity has been implementing several projects to enhance food security and livelihoods in northwest Syria. In addition to the vegetable support project, Qatar Charity has been supporting the wheat value chain for the third year in a row, in partnership with OCHA.

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Author: Hayfa Hamed
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Burkina Faso's Minister of Foreign Affairs praises Qatar Charity’s projectsBurkina Faso's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olivia Rouamba, praised Qatar Charity’s efforts in helping those in need in the country, affirming her readiness to provide all the necessary facilities to Qatar Charity for implementing projects in the country.This came during a visit paid by Mr. Nawaf Abdullah al-HammadiCEO's assistant for the International Operations and Programs sector at Qatar Charity, to Burkina Faso where he visited many projects of Qatar Charity, learnt about the volume of work, and assessed the developmental and humanitarian needs that should be met. During his visit, Al Hammadi met with many ministers, local officials, and the representatives of civil society associations and humanitarian organizations.During his meeting with Burkina Faso's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olivia Rouamba, Al Hammadi discussed the humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso, and cooperation on issues of mutual interest, affirming Qatar Charity's readiness to enhance cooperation, implement charitable projects, and support humanitarian efforts and activities in Burkina Faso.Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs praised Qatar Charity's efforts and vital projects in support of the needy, underscoring her country's willingness to provide all necessary facilities to Qatar Charity for its humanitarian mission of helping the poor and contributing to community development in Burkina Faso.He also met with the interim president of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), and discussed how to consolidate partnership and cooperation between Qatar Charity and UEMOA. At the end of the meeting, the two parties agreed to expand their cooperation to include various humanitarian sectors to serve mutual goals and coordinate humanitarian efforts for the benefit of the needy and marginalized.Besides, Al Hammadi met with Minister of National Education and LiteracyLionel Bilgo, and discussed ways to renew the memorandum of understanding previously signed with the Ministry with the aim of implementing projects in the field of education.Al Hammadi concluded his tour by visiting many families of orphans sponsored by Qatar Charity in the capital, Ouagadougou. He also visited some completed construction projects. The number of those sponsored by Qatar Charity in Burkina Faso has reached more than 5900. The sponsored are poor families, orphans, students, and people with special needs.During the visit, 53 social housing units with the necessary facilities were approved for the poorest families.

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