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Posted On: 7 May 2013 03:35 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

Qatar Charity plans to host exhibition to create awareness about the Syrian people’s suffering

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The Qatar Charity is organising an exhibition next week to draw more public attention to the sufferings of the Syrian people. The event titled ‘Pain and Hope’ will take place from May 15 to May 19 at the Doha Exhibition Center. The ongoing destruction of houses, education and health facilities, mosques and infrastructure facilities in Syria will be highlighted through photographs and video footage. The organisers expect some 20,000 people to visit the five-day exhibition. It will reflect the sufferings of the Syrian people in the refugee camps inside Syria and the neighbouring countries, as witnessed by the Qatari delegation that visited the refugees more than once, Ibrahim Al Muhannadi, Executive Director of Local Development Department at QC, said in a press conference yesterday. QC will set up a stall at the exhibition to showcase its humanitarian projects and receive donations from the public to support the Syrians. There will be separate stalls for Qatari and Syrian families to display and sell their products including food items and handicrafts. Part of the proceeds will go to support the Syrian people. Songs and cultural performances by children will also be part of the show. Sections at the exhibition will include monuments and the historical legacy of Syria with a special focus on Damascus, the plight of Syrians living without food, drinking water and other basic needs, the extent of destruction of homes, markets and other buildings and destruction of mosques and historical buildings, hospitals and health centers. There will be a special section on the shortage of medicines and the prevalence of environmental hazards and diseases. The Qatar Charity has so far disbursed aid worth more than QR80.4m to support Syrians displaced in Syria and the neighbouring countries. About 455.171 Syrians have benefitted from the assistance. QC’s ambassador Mohammed Sadoon Al Kuwari also attended the press conference. Source : Qatar Chronicle