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Posted On: 28 July 2009 10:36 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Eid Charity plans Iftar for 20,000 in Darfur everyday

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Eid Charity will be launching the biggest Ramadan Iftar in Africa, where it hopes to feed 20,000 fasting Muslims daily during the holy month. The initiative is being taken by the Sheikh Eid bin Mohammad Al Thani Charity for fasting Muslims in the Darfur region in Sudan, and will cost QR200,000, which the charity hopes to collect after it announced the initiative a few days ago. The head of the project and foreign aid department at the Eid Charity, Ali bin Khaled Al Hajri said: “Our organisation hopes to host the biggest Iftar meal in Africa, and to feed 20,000 fasting people on a daily basis during the holy month of Ramadan”. “The aim of this initiative is to let our Muslim brothers in the Darfur region know that their brothers would like to ease their pain and to support them against those who take advantage of their vulnerability”, said Al Hajri adding “We invite all donors whether nationals or residents in Qatar to support this noble cause”. The daily cost for feeding 20 thousand people will be QR25 thousand per day, and will have the feasts prepared across different areas in the region. Al Hajri also gave insight into the charity’s activities in the region, where they recently opened a clinic at the Itash camp, where Darfour refugees are sheltered, which is 5km away from the town of Niyala. The clinic in Itash hopes to fill in the gap after many international clinics were told to exit the area. The camp holds meetings and programs for the refugees to inform and educate them about water contamination, food safety and advices about various transmitted diseases. Al Hajri also pointed out that this will hopefully not just be a one time off aid, and will not be the last for the region, and will continue to help out all who face difficulties around the world.