Qatar Charity (QC) has implemented in 2015 multiple relief projects for Syrians in Morocco in the fields of social, medical, educational, legal, and self-employment.
Hundreds of families, including 10,000 Syrian refugees, benefited from these projects; 68.60% of the projects were in Tangier, Casablanca, Rabat, Oujda, and Fes, while the rest were distributed across other Moroccan cities based on estimates by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
QC was able to offer aids in the field of social services, and provided food baskets and basic needs such as clothes, covers, and house equipment.
Mohamed Rashid al-Ka’bi, director, relief management at QC, said: “QC always ensures to offer aid to Syrians and refugees wherever they are. We thank the philanthropists in Qatar for their key role in alleviating the sufferings of their Syrian brothers and sisters. If it were not for Allah’s blessing followed by their support, we could not have achieved anything.”
Aid from the five projects included renting houses for 36 needy families, distribution of new clothes for Eid al-Fitr and financial aid for clothes and other supplies, and water heaters.
For medical services, QC offered treatment and medications to the refugees, and helped facilitate performance of urgent surgeries.
In the field of education, QC helped students join the educational system. It also organised private lessons for them so that they could cope with the Moroccan educational system. In addition, QC organised some educational and entertainment activities for the students.
In other areas, applications were sent to the Ministry of National Education in Morocco to receive a license for the establishment of a society that organises remedial course and helps blend students in educational institutions.
For self-employment, several income-generating projects were financed for families. It was agreed that QC would buy a laboratory oven for tooth making, and would finance the establishment of a shop for selling Syrian sweets.
In the legal field, Syrian refugees were offered assistance in settling legal issues so that they would receive residence permits.
A project for protection and follow ups aims to protect them from any negative behavioral changes. It also aims to create a sense of family between Moroccans and the refugees, and to reduce mendicancy, which has spread in countries hosting refugees.
QC implemented the projects last year through its executive partners. Basma for Social Development had signed an agreement with QC to implement the projects.
Under the supervision of Basma for Social Development, other Moroccan societies helped in the implementation such as An-Nahda Society in Oujda, Volunteer and Development Association in Oujda, “Inmaa” for Human Development in Casablanca, Social Work Association in Fes, and Help and Relief Association in Tangier.
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