RAF implements relief project for 6,000 drought victims in Ethiopia
(The Penisula qatar) -Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has implemented a relief project for 6,000 drought-affected people in Ethiopia, including the distribution of supply baskets in several remote villages as part of the Horn of Africa relief campaign.
The project was implemented in cooperation with the Erchad Association for Cooperation and Development, the RAF partner in Ethiopia, which conducted a field study in most needy areas and identified beneficiary families before the beginning the distribution process, taking into account families with no breadwinners, orphans, persons with special needs, the elderly and the sick.
The assistance was provided within RAF’s humanitarian efforts to help and rescue Ethiopians in drought-affected areas, whose number exceeds 6 million. It also came in response to the humanitarian appeal made by the Ethiopian government to humanitarian institutions to quickly rescue those affected by a humanitarian disaster.
In mid-March, RAF launched a relief campaign for the Horn of Africa, aimed at raising QR5m in funds for the relief of those affected by drought that hit several African countries, threatening a famine and allocated QR2m to provide urgent help to those affected by drought.
Last year’s drought left 10.2 million people hungry and killed several hundred thousand of the animals that the local sheep and cattle farmers depend on for their livelihood.