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Qatar delivers relief aid to 12,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan


The joint Qatar Charity (QC) and the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) project will help 12,000 Ethiopian refugees.

Qatar Charity (QC) and the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have initiated a project to help deliver urgent humanitarian aid to Ethiopian refugees.

The project targets roughly 12,000 Ethiopian refugees who fled to eastern Sudan because of the ongoing conflict in the Tigray Region. Half of those that crossed in Sudanese territories are women and children.

Shelter, non-food items, water, sanitation, food, primary health services, and healthy nutrition are all areas covered by both charity organisations in the project.

Read also: Qatar Red Crescent completes COVID-19 relief project in Kosovo.

QC and QCRS’s field teams will soon distribute the aid via their offices in Khartoum, in coordination with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC).

The charities will also provide tents and offer healthcare services through mobile clinics to ensure the safety of refugees. A healthy diet and nutritional supplements will also be provided for children.

The recent efforts are part of both organisation’s humanitarian duty to assist Ethiopian refugees amid heightened tensions in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, where thousands of people have been displaced.

Since its inception in 1992, Qatar Charity has managed to reach 29 million people through large scale projects at a total cost of 1.2 billion US dollars. 

The organisation carries out a range of projects across developmental and humanitarian fields in more than 50 countries, including Lebanon, Palestine, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Chad, and Kenya.

QRCS is a volunteer-based charitable organisation that provides a wide range of relief and development services both locally and internationally.

It delivers assistance in restoring family links, psychological support, rehabilitation services, urgent accommodation, food aid and emergency healthcare as well as water and sanitation services. 

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