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QRCS distributes food packages to
12,500 beneficiaries in Myanmar

QRCS distributes food packages to<br/>12,500 beneficiaries in Myanmar


Tribune News Network
Doha
Under the annual Ramadan Campaign 1439 AH, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has implemented a Ramadan iftar food aid project for the households affected by conflict, poverty and unemployment in three states of Myanmar.
At a total cost of $72,527 (QR 264,723), the project distributed food parcels to 1,825 households, benefiting around 12,500 people. It comprised three phases: Shan State (Lashio City, 400 parcels), Rakhine State (Sittwe City, 1,000 parcels) and Mandalay Region (Meiktila District, 425 parcels).
Each parcel contained 40 kg of basic food staples like rice, pasta, vegetable oil, dried beans, canned beef, pepper, onions, garlic, sugar and condensed milk.
The project was co-implemented by QRCS's office in Myanmar and Muslim Aid, an international charity established in the UK in 1985 to help victims of natural disasters and conflicts, as well as those suffering from poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, discrimination, homelessness, debt, unemployment, injustice, deprivation, and lack of skills and economic opportunities.
QRCS has been working in Myanmar since 2012, serving the victims of conflict and disasters, with operations in shelter, health care and livelihood. It focuses on Rakhine State, where the Rohingya people have been facing persistent violence for decades.
The project was part of QRCS's Ramadan Campaign, which involves QR84 million worth of humanitarian and development projects. This includes international projects in 20 countries at a total cost of QR62 million, as well as health, social, qualification and development projects in Qatar at a value exceeding QR10 million.
QRCS' Ramadan projects are currently being undertaken in Qatar and 15 other countries at a budget of QR 12,360,000. These include Ramadan iftar, Eid Clothing and Zakat-ul-Fitr.

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