Qatar Charity (QC) sends relief and humanitarian aid to thousands of refugees to combat COVID-19 in Pakistani camps.
Thousands of relief parcels and health supplies were distributed to Afghan refugees to help tackle the pandemic in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region in Pakistan.
In cooperation with UNHCR, QC provided more than 3,400 parcels that contained basic food and personal hygiene items.
The QC relief packages helped more than 15,000 Afghan refugees in the camp area, with up to 5,400 people benefiting from food and personal hygiene items in Khorasan camp in Peshawar province and about 10,000 people in Baraki camp in Swabi Province.
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Abbas Khan, Commissioner of Afghan Refugees in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, highlighted QC’s relentless efforts in helping refugees in Pakistan throughout the years, which has most recently been effective in the fight against COVID-19.
More than 1.4 million Afghan refugees reside in some 53 camps across Pakistan – 43 of which are in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region which hosts nearly 1 million people.
In light of this, QC has been working with local authorities to support government health institutions in the country in the last several years.
The current ongoing project has seen the charity organisation distribute 4,00 parcels of hygiene and prevention supplies as well as essential material in quarantine and rural health centers across the country.
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.