Qatar Charity’s relief convoys kick off today for Syrian refugees
‘Qatar Relief Convoys’ organized by Qatar Charity (QC) kicks off today from the Turkish-Syrian border to deliver food, shelter, and health aid, as well as winter supplies, to Syrian refugees in three countries. As the Syrian refugees continue to suffer due to the bitter cold, rain, and snow, this drive comes from Qatar Charity as part of its "Warmth and Peace" campaign, aiming to lessen their plight in the cold season. The drive, which includes 200 convoys, targets Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon from February 15 to March 10.The aid delivered by ‘Qatar Relief Convoys’ reflects the bright philanthropic image of the people in Qatar and their love to do good, give and support those in need, especially in light of the continuing cold winter when refugees are struggling to survive.As the displaced and refugees are living in challenging situations due to the adverse weather conditions, Qatar Charity calls on benefactors in Qatar to extend support to ‘Qatar Relief Convoys’ to maximize the number of beneficiary refugees, keeping them warm and meeting their basic needs in this disastrous time. How to Donate Benefactors can donate QR 100,000 to provide food, health, and winter aid for 100 families, in addition to donating QR 1000 for the benefit of a refugee family and providing a caravan worth 15,000 for a family. Donations can be made through Qatar. Charity’s collection points, branches, website, and or app, in addition to dialing 44667711 or requesting a ‘home collector’ across the country. According to UNHCR, more than 6.6 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country. The vast majority – approximately 5.5 million refugees – have found refuge in neighboring countries, primarily in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.Syrian refugees have sought asylum in more than 125 countries, but the vast majority live in neighboring countries within the region, such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. Turkey alone hosts an enormous population - 3.6 million.Approximately 92 percent of refugees who have fled to neighboring countries live in rural and urban settings, with only an 8 percent living in refugee camps.