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Over 500 Syrian orphans receive winter clothes from Qatar Charity.

Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Charity (QC) recently implemented the winter clothing project in the Syrian town of Mare, benefiting 525 orphaned children. The project was carried out with the generous support of the people of Qatar and as part of QC's ongoing 'Below Zero' campaign. The implementation of the project coincided with the increasingly cold weather, rainstorms and floods that engulfed several camps for the displaced Syrians and refugees on the Syrian-Turkish borders. Each bag of clothing included a coat, a winter clothing set and shoes. The 'Below Zero' campaign was launched last month under the slogan 'Share the warmth' at Al Bayli Camp for Syrian refugees on the Turkish-Syrian border. The campaign focuses on the displaced and refugees in countries such as Syria, Palestine and Iraq. It also considers the poor in Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where temperatures fall below zero degrees Celsius. The campaign aims to raise QR66mn to provide the necessary winter needs for 800,000 people in three main areas -- food, shelter and heating. The targeted people will be given food baskets, winter clothes, blankets, heaters, fuel and tents. QC, through its 'Rofaqa' initiative, sponsors 157,000 orphans worldwide, including 3,158 orphans in Syria, who receive comprehensive educational, health and social services provided by the charity. According to the weather forecasts, the winter in the Middle East in 2018-19 would be harsh, accompanied by heavy rains and snow, bringing additional challenges to the displaced Syrians, refugees and the poor in countries where temperatures go below zero degrees Celsius. This will exacerbate their suffering, especially if they do not receive adequate support to cope with the bad weather. The donations in favour of the campaign can be made through QC's website (QCH.QA/B0) and application. The donors can also request for a 'home collector' service through QC's app (QCH.QA/APP) or dial the charity's hotline 44667711 to make their contributions. Mobile donations can also be made.

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Publication:Qatar Tribune (Doha, Qatar)
Date:Jan 1, 2019
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