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Qatar Charity launches Eid campaign for residents in need

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Qatar Charity (QC) has launched a campaign this month to collect QR1 million to provide 2,500 sheep for the less fortunate, including widows, the disabled and nationals and expats in debt who can’t afford to buy meat for Eid Al Adha.

Those who wish to contribute can donate through the charity’s website here, or by calling the hotline number at 44667711.

Transporting a sheep, by Haya (@haya2u on Twitter)
Transporting a sheep, by Haya (@haya2u on Twitter)

Speaking to Doha News, Abdel Nasser Mohammed Al Yafe, executive director of local development at QC, said some don’t realize how many people are in dire straits in Qatar or don’t know how to reach them.

He continued:

“We aim to achieve social solidarity and allow citizens and residents to bring joy to the hearts of the poor and those in need.”

He added that the sheep would be distributed on the third and fourth days of Eid and recipients will include the Indian, Filipino, Yemeni and Egyptian communities in Qatar.

This year, there is also a new delivery service that will take the sheep to those who have difficulty picking up the meat themselves, including the disabled or widows, he said.

Others could send someone to the abattoir on the third and fourth days of Eid to pick up the sheep, using coupons from QC as payment.

Global campaign

Eid Al Adha is expected to take place on Sept. 24. Muslims sacrifice an animal (usually a sheep, goat, cow, or camel) as something of an offering to God as the Prophet Abraham once did.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

The meat from the sacrifice is then distributed and eaten by family, friends and those in need.

QC is also conducting a campaign abroad to distribute 28,000 sheep and cattle to the less fortunate in 55 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe.

That campaign aims to gather over QR13 million for people in various countries, especially ones that suffer from internal turmoil, including Syria, Palestine, Yemen and Somalia, according to a statement issued on QC’s official website.

Another campaign by QC aims to provide 35,000 orphans in 35 countries with new clothes to celebrate Eid. Donations include shirts, pants, dresses and shoes for the children, in addition to monetary donations.

Thoughts?

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WTF
WTF
6 years ago

I feel sorry for the nationals who can’t buy meat for Eid. Sad state of affairs in the richest (per capita, I know, I know) country in the world.

desertCard
desertCard
6 years ago
Reply to  WTF

I don’t think they’re speaking of Qatari nationals here.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago
Reply to  desertCard

“…nationals and expats in debt who can’t afford to buy meat for Eid Al Adha…” Sounds like all in debt, Qatari nationals as well as expats…

desertCard
desertCard
6 years ago
Reply to  WTF

maybe those nationals should sell the 3 LCs or exotic car that got them there so they can FEED THEIR FAMILIES.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago
Reply to  desertCard

The second hand market for vacation homes in Syria, expensive watches, limited edition pens and handcuffs and funny colour Lamborghini’s is really slow these days, you know

desertCard
desertCard
6 years ago
Reply to  WTF

Guess they should’ve thought of that.

desertCard
desertCard
6 years ago
Reply to  WTF

Maybe my wife and I could use the handcuffs. : )

WTF
WTF
6 years ago
Reply to  desertCard

LOL, oops, cufflinks of course, a golden cage for the Qataris came to mind, but why would you handcuff the wife… 🙂

desertCard
desertCard
6 years ago
Reply to  WTF

Little game we play. Police rounding up the naughty kafala breaker.

qatari
qatari
6 years ago
Reply to  desertCard

why , do you miss they why it goes in your country ??

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago
Reply to  desertCard

Deleting for stereotyping.

Bornrich
Bornrich
6 years ago

Not such a good news story if you are a sheep.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago
Reply to  Bornrich

LOL, inbebtness must be great news for the sheep

MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  Bornrich

Nope, not at all.

Bunny
Bunny
6 years ago
Reply to  Bornrich

The poor sheep 🙁

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

I don’t understand why residents would be in need, you need to have a job to be a resident in Qatar and if you cannot afford food then that is a sad state of affairs. Either you shouldn’t stay for such a pathetic salary or someone is holding you here against your will which should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
I could understand some citizens who have missed out on the boom needing assistance but not expats.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

None of the citizens could have missed the boom and the IPO free money, they just blew it on LC’s, fancy watches and expensive vacations

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  WTF

What about some of the bedouin ones that reject the modern society Qatar has become and with it a huge increase in costs. Not all Qataris are rich.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

If they reject the modern society, fine, go back to the desert and preserve the old ways, kind of the Qatari equivalent of the Amish in America, slaughter a sheep for Eid and invite your indebted city-dwelling relatives to join you for the feast.

Curiosity Killed the Cat
Curiosity Killed the Cat
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

You’re not suggesting the sponsorship system is failing are you? It’s a wonderful program enabling men and women to live and work here and send money back to their much poorer families. It helps to redistribute the enormous wealth held here in the Gulf and spread its loving wings to places like Nepal, India, Somalia & Pakistan. It’s a well thought out system, where everyone has a sponsor who looks after you, it’s all encompassing from a roof over of your head, holiday flights, yummy cafeteria food and wonderful comfortable coaches that take you and pick you up from work, they even throw in cute blue overalls. Absolutely no one goes hungry or would be in dire straights, considered needy and requiring charity to live. It’s not possible, it’s just not possible.

MIMH
6 years ago

Wow, a wall of text. I need a can of Red Bull before I try to read that.

Jen
Jen
6 years ago

The help should be whole year round. Today I was in a queue and saw workers outside and one worker near me, hard hat in hand, yellow vest on looking so tired- was scraping together his money for a coke, 2 small juice, one bread and small packet of cheese. I felt so sorry for them. I paid for his goods with mine and he was so grateful but I felt so bad–outside these men who had been building obviously in the heat of the day were having to share this for lunch. All workers should be given food and refreshment for lunch-every day. Their salary is so low. That QR12 was so much to them just to try get a poor lunch.

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