Qatar launches $1 million dollar aid project in Darfur

June 21, 2010
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Qatar Charity (QC) has launched a QR 4 million ($1,065,000) project to improve the lives of 65,000 people affected by the crisis in Darfur.

The project, to be funded equally by QC and the Qatari government, seeks to provide food security and relief aids and to develop the Southern and Western provinces of Darfur.

“The project aims to develop socially and economically the rural areas in Darfur and to decrease the level of poverty,” Nasser Al Kaabi, QC board member, said at a press conference in Doha marking the launch of the project.

The focus will be on funding income-generating agricultural projects, according to the foundation.

“The project will be implemented throughout 18 months and it will include training 3,000 farmers on the latest agricultural and income-generating project management”, he said. “It also features the reclamation of more than 10,000 acres of land and the amelioration of the water and sanitation situation,” he said.

Qatar Charity opened an office in Khartoum in 1994 and in Darfur in 2006.

 

         

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