Housing projects implemented by Qatar's Eid Charity Foundation, has benefited 240,000 Syrian families or 1.2 million people, costing QR 108 million (US$29.33 million).
The shelter projects were implemented in eight countries including Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Macedonia, Hungary and Greece, benefiting displaced persons and refugee families.
Eid Charity said in a statement that, the projects included 1,000 tents set up on an area of 200,000 square metres to accommodate more than 6,000 displaced persons from the city of Aleppo, in addition to 1,500 caravans and 680 concrete rooms and provision of rent apartments to accommodate hundreds of families.
Among the projects implemented was a relief project, to provide winter supplies for the Syrian refugees, stranded in the "Hadlat Camp" on the Jordanian-Syrian border, where they were given 2,000 sanitary and 200 tonnes of heating coal.
The camp has about 2,000 families with more than 10,000 Syrian refugees.
The Foundation distributes hygiene and sanitation kits for their healthcare and protects them from epidemics and diseases, especially among children, in addition to heating coal for each family, to ensure warmth and prevention of cold in the simple camps that shelter them.
The Sheikh Eid Bin Mohammad Al Thani Charitable Foundation (Eid Charity), was founded in Doha, Qatar, in 1995, to provide humanitarian aid and development assistance.
Source: NAM News Network