QRCS Plans Multi-Sector Projects for Vulnerable Communities Worldwide

Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) announced it would implement seven projects to meet the food, clothing, and other everyday needs of 18,050 orphans, at a cost of QR 4,957,000 in Palestine (Gaza), Niger, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Iraq. A statement from the QRCS on Wednesday said that orphans are one of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in the world and they experience difficult conditions and untold suffering in the absence of socioeconomic support. As a result of the tragic loss of one or both of the parents, they receive no financial, psychological, or educational care. Their suffering ranges from lack of access to education, food, and treatment to marginalization and social isolation, the statement read. With a keen eye for securing education, QRCS aims to ensure that the younger generation have access to education in underserved and affected areas, as well as to provide a safe and appropriate educational environment, by paying for their tuition fees and living expense s and securing essential teaching supplies. QRCS is planning to provide educational support for 12,705 students in Palestine (Gaza), Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, through nine projects worth QR 5,732,050. Among these projects are the provision of school bags and stationery, rehabilitation of schools, provision of desks and teaching aids, and payment of monthly subsidies for poor school and university students. Source: Qatar News Agency