Posted on June 15, 2018

Qatar Charity (QC) has said its office in Turkey has organised a number of Iftar tables since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, targeting underprivileged people and refugee families.

The organisation has also hosted Iftars for the general public and Muslim communities living in the country. Meanwhile, the distribution of Ramadan food baskets and e-vouchers continued in many Turkish cities and governorates, QC said in a press statement. The QC office has held four large collective Iftar tables in the municipality of Usküdar, which were attended by more than 160,000 fasting people. Also, several Iftar tables were organised in the municipality of Şahinbey in Gaziantep Province, where each table was attended by more than 40,000 fasting people. 

The statement also points out that Iftar tables have been hosted by QC in the municipality of Ankara, targeting Syrian families and members of the Muslim communities, with more than 100 families participating in each QC Iftar table. The QC office in Turkey managed to distribute 5,000 Ramadan food baskets containing basic foodstuff in many Turkish municipalities and cities. Also, around 13,000 e-vouchers were gifted to the needy in co-operation with the local authorities to help beneficiaries receive free foodstuff from commercial stores under these vouchers.

Mohamed Wahi, director of QC’s regional office in Turkey, said Qatar Charity implements Iftar projects and distributes food baskets and vouchers in co-operation with the local authorities in targeted areas. He noted that vouchers are gifted to families who cannot attend Iftar tables in order to enable them to purchase their needs in a manner that preserves their human dignity. An agreement was signed with A101, a chain of commercial stores with more than 7,000 branches across different neighbourhoods in Turkish cities, to help beneficiary families buy food items from outlets of this company until the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Wahi said in a statement.

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