Doha: Qatar Charity Office in Somalia rehabilitated many thousands of the floods and cyclones victims through its early recovery programs, contributing to the restoration of basic services and environment and social life, providing livelihoods and shelter, and reintegrating displaced populations.
The QC’s Somali Office supported victims of floods that hit the Middle Shabelle region and those affected by cyclones that swept across the Puntland region.
QC managed to rehabilitate three schools, equipped with study tools and materials and reconstructed four health centres, supported with the required health equipment, which benefited 92,776 persons affected by floods in Middle Shabelle region in 2013 and 2014.
QC provided 10 irrigation generators to small-scale farmers in the region, rehabilitated 10km of irrigation canals and supported 250 agricultural families, giving them agricultural seeds and manual tillage tools, which helped them reclaim 250 hectares of the farmland.
QC also distributed 150 dairy cattle to 150 families and 750 goats to 150 families and it helped 58 families by providing them with income-generating projects, which include 20 shops, 20 vehicles to transport goods and water and 18 sesame mills.
QC rehabilitated seven artesian wells, increased the depth of wells and repaired the associated facilities in addition to the construction and rehabilitation of reservoirs and ponds for watering animals.
QC also implemented its Early Recovery Project in the Puntland region to benefit 86,275 persons affected by the hurricane in the beginning of 2014.
QCprovided 6,000 livestock to 300 families and gave 25 fishing boats to 100 families.
QC also supported 4 mobile health clinics operating for five months to help affected families in addition to rehabilitation of two clinics damaged by the cyclone in Puntland.
Ten artesian wells have been rehabilitated to benefit pastoral and Bedouin families and two schools have been reconstruction by QC.