Qatar Charity takes part in the international urgent relief efforts for victims of drought and famine in Somalia.
QC has allocated QR 800.000 as urgent relief for the victims in four provinces in southern Somalia. At least 2000 families, almost 14000 internally displaced persons from various districts of the capital, Mogadishu have benefited from this program. About 800 severely affected families from the relief camp of "Deldacourse", more than 5000 displace people in Southern Somalia (Bay, Bakool, Gedo, Middle Jubba, Lower Jubba and Lower. Shabelle) have so far beneficiated of dried food supplies and daily necessities, including cooking oil, rice, flour and dates. While another 1200 families in Eil-gaab camp in the southern of Mogadishu have as well beneficiated of relief supplies.
This come as Qatar Charity (QC) has been placed the second position with regard to number of beneficiaries and relief activities in the month of July in Somalia, according to a report prepared by the UN Office for the Co-ordination of the Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), beating a number of big international humanitarian organizations.
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Somalia is facing a level of famine not seen since the 1980s. An acute drought and continued fighting have forced hundreds of thousands of civilians into already overcrowded refugee camps in neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, where over 1400 new refugees are seeking shelter every day. The World Food Programme estimates that 10 million people already need humanitarian aid and the UN Children's Fund estimates that more than two million youngsters are malnourished and in need of life-saving action.
Qatar Charity has recently implemented an urgent relief worth QR 365.000 for more than 10.000 victims of drought and famine in four provinces in southern Somalia. Last January, QC implemented a 365,000 Qatari Riyal emergency relief project in Somalia. The project benefited over 10,000 people.