DOHA: Qatari benefactor Mohammed Abdel Kareem Al Emadi has donated over QR200,000 funding a shipload of food to Yemen, as part of a Qatar Charity appeal.
The 1,200 tonnes of basic food supplies consisted of flour, rice, sugar, milk and oil; enough to support 10,000 people for six months.
The food will be distributed to Yemeni families displaced during recent events. Around 120,000 families in Sana’a, Abyan and Taiz are believed to have been displaced.
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) announced they will donate QR500,000 to the QC campaign.
“The donation is part of our responsibility toward the Yemeni people, given the relations between the two countries and the suffering of the people in this period,” said Mohammed Abdel Kareem Al Emadi in a press statement.
“I thank QC which availed us the chance within in its campaign to access the Yemeni needy and affected people,” Al Emadi added.
Adel Al Mutawa, Executive Director of Group Communications and Relations at Qtel, said that Qtel’s donation is part of its support to all humanitarian initiatives in favour of the Arab people and Islamic associations through Qatari charitable institutions.
Yusuf bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, QC Chief Executive Officer, thanked Al Emadi for his generous donation to support the Yemeni people.
He also expressed his thanks to Qtel represented by its Chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani.
Al Kuwari urged businessmen, benefactors and national institutions to provide aid and assistance to the campaign to enable QC to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the Yemeni people.
He explained that a live campaign programme was aired on Qatar TV, Aljazeera Live, Qatar Radio and Holy Quran Radio last Tuesday from 9.30pm pm till 12 midnight, under the slogan, “From the people of Qatar to the people of Yemen…extending a helping hand”.
A photography exhibition was also held at the Corniche Park near Sheraton. QC is also receiving donations via its head office, branches and collectors in commercial complexes.
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