Qatar Charity (QC) managed to implement 421 water projects in Somalia during the last year as its contribution to help drought-hit communities, benefiting over one million people in the country.
This comes as part of QC's efforts to enable poor and drought-affected communities to have access to safe water sources in their areas of origin by drilling surface and artesian wells and water pools.
Qatar Charity gives high priority to these projects, as they play a vital role in the fight against drought and thirst, as well as they help ease the hardship of the poor and the needy suffering in the way to find clean water.
Last year, Qatar Charity has drilled 44 artesian wells with different depths, 371 surface wells, and 6 water pools in different governorates and regions of Somalia.
In 2018, more than one million people benefited from QC's water projects including wells and pools, while the number of beneficiaries in 2017 was about 506,688 persons.
Abdel Nour Mirsal, director of the QC office in Somalia, said, the provision of safe drinking water to thousands of Somalis, especially in remote areas of the country, is one of the top priorities of the office in order to contribute to the development of vulnerable communities in Somalia.
Qatar Charity was one of the first humanitarian organizations, which devoted have their efforts to promoting development in Somalia and contributed to creating radical solutions to drought problems and meeting urgent needs in areas hit by successive humanitarian disasters such drought, desertification and malnutrition.
Qatar Charity carries out many other projects in Somalia, for example, service facilities such as schools, hospitals and clinics. It also builds homes for the poor, and implements income-generating projects that provide job opportunities and reduce the unemployment rate in the country, in addition to the implementation of sustainable development, resettlement and food security projects.
Through its office in Somalia, the charity has strategic partnerships with many international organizations such as UNICEF, FAO, UNHCR, International Medical Corps, International Committee of the Red Cross, and Global One.
The charity has also strengthened its presence within the international humanitarian system and emphasized its keenness to coordinate international assistance efforts around the world by joining the Somalia NGO Consortium during the second half of 2018. The charity took part in the last meeting of the consortium.
Source: Qatar Charity