Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is actively engaged in providing humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs) in Somalia. In collaboration with the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA), QRCS has successfully carried out a project to deliver essential food supplies to those affected by drought.
The project, which cost a total of QR370,500, focused on two remote IDP camps in Kismayo. In the presence of Mohamed Osman Jama, Deputy Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in Jubaland, a total of 813 food parcels were distributed to 5,691 beneficiaries who urgently required emergency food aid.
Each food parcel contained vital staples, including flour, rice, white sugar, vegetable oil, powdered milk, and dates, amounting to a total weight of 92.5kg. This ensured that the recipients had access to a well-rounded and nutritious food supply.
Additionally, there is an ongoing initiative to provide clean drinking water to IDP camps in Jubaland. This involves the deployment of 540 tankers to distribute potable water to eight camps. Over a period of 30 days, 18 tankers are allocated daily to serve 1,000 families, ensuring they have access to safe and quality drinking water.
The Qatar Red Crescent Society’s dedication to addressing the needs of IDPs in Somalia demonstrates their commitment to humanitarian efforts and improving the well-being of those affected by crises.