QC implements 27 relief campaigns in Somalia


Qatar Charity, with the support of philanthropists in Qatar, has carried out 27 relief campaigns in Somalia, benefiting more than 328,775 people affected by drought and natural disasters.

The implementation of these campaigns came as part of QC’s relief efforts for drought-affected people in Somalia during 2018, focusing on the delivery of food, medicine, shelter and water aid to beneficiaries in many parts of the country.

Qatar Charity has provided free health services to those affected in drought-hit areas with no health facilities. It has also sent medical convoys to provide the necessary services to the affected people in order reduce the spread of diseases and epidemics, benefiting 38,200 people.

Relief projects also included the distribution of dry foodstuffs to cope with the acute shortage of food, benefiting 198,802 people, including internally displaced and affected persons, in the suburbs of Mogadishu, Kahda and Wajid.

Shelter supplies were provided to 26,333 needy and displaced people, in addition to the distribution of drinking water to 65,440 people in Baidoa and in camps of Kahda.

The number of internally displaced persons in Somalia increased to 2.6 million people in 2018. Newly displaced families live in harsh humanitarian situations, with no basic services and shelter.