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Posted On: 23 May 2020 10:05 am

QRCS delivers food aid to 76,000 beneficiaries in five countries

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Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has implemented the Ramadan Iftar project in Palestine, distributing food baskets in many villages and towns of the West Bank and Jerusalem. QRCS said the Ramadan Iftar project was limited to food baskets, to meet the needs of the poorest families.

In Yemen, food baskets were distributed to 7,000 poor and displaced beneficiaries over four days. The relief officer at QRCS's mission in Sanaa said the 1,000 food baskets were given to vulnerable families headed by women, displaced and underserved families, shelter and juvenile homes, orphans, and persons with disability. All precautions were taken during the handover of baskets, QRCS explained. The beneficiaries were arranged with interval distances, and sanitizers were used to protect both the personnel and beneficiaries.

In cooperation with the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS), QRCS's representation mission in Iraq delivered 3,500 food baskets to 19,500 Syrian refugees and Iraqi returnees in Nineveh and Erbil Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan. At a total cost of $200,000, the baskets contained many food items like lentils, rice, sugar, bulgur, tomato paste, vegetable oil, and dates.

In Bangladesh, 1,000 food baskets were distributed to poor families in Rajshahi City, in cooperation with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and the Turkish Red Crescent.

QRCS's representation mission in Turkey distributed 17,000 food baskets to meet the needs of 25,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Syria. The distribution process strictly followed all the necessary Coronavirus preventive measures.

Source: Qatar News Agency
Image credit: QRCS