Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has announced that it will open its Ramadan Iftar tents today in 15 neighborhoods and start distributing snacks on the run during Maghreb time. These activities are estimated to benefit 129,990 fasting people in total over the holy month of Ramadan, QRCS has said in a statement.
QRCS has set up 15 Ramadan Iftar tents with a capacity of 2,133 visitors per day, or 63,990 over a month. The locations were selected to be convenient for beneficiaries, including two locations in Al Wakrah, two in Al Khor, Al Aziziyah, Old Airport, Al Hilal, Al Mansoura, Al Rayyan, Al Luqta, the Industrial Area, Al Duhail, and Umm Salal Mohamed.
Iftar meals will be distributed for the workers of remote farms in Al Sheehaniya (500 per day, or 15,000 over a month) and Mesaieed (300 per day, or 9,000 over a month). QRCS’s volunteers will launch an on-the-run Iftar programme, distributing snacks to drivers at Maghreb time, to ensure safety on the road. The plan covers six locations, with a total of 1,000 meals per day, or 30,000 over 30 days.
In co-operation with Arab communities in Qatar, QRCS volunteers will distribute 200 meals per day to Sudanese residents in Abu Hamour and another 200 donated by Anadolu Restaurant to Tunisian residents, totalling 6,000 each.
The distributions and tents will be managed by a group of 150 volunteers. “This is a fundamental contribution by QRCS’s volunteers every year. The locations are well-distributed, particularly the open areas that attract many families and kids,” the statement adds.