As part of the ‘Let’s Celebrate Eid Together’ initiative, Qatar distributed a total of 50,000 food kits to community members reflecting government’s keenness towards ensuring the welfare of its expatriate communities during the tough time of the Covid-19 and helping them celebrate Eid al-Fitr at home.
The kits were delivered to 40 community organisations, which distributed them to the needy in coordination with embassies.
A total of 50,000 Eid greeting cards were distributed among community members. These are in addition to the 4,350 toys for children, 2,279 gifts and 20,00 recharge cards from Ooredoo for workers.
This is a joint initiative by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MDLSA), Qatar Charity and Ooredoo.
The MoI in cooperation with Ministry of Labour set up separate google registration links for each community and community organisations. These are in addition to a general registration form by the MoI in order to reach the benefit for those who are not associated with any community organisations. The kits were delivered with the help of volunteers.
Ministries of Interior and Labour made use of the occasion to raise awareness against Covid-19, the kits included awareness brochures in 11 languages.. A total of 25,000 ‘Stay at Home’ stickers were also part of the kits.
The main community organisations that benefitted from this project include Tunisian Community in Qatar(1000 kits), the Bangladeshi Community- Qatar(7050 kits), the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (2000 kits), the Indian Cultural Centre (1500 kits), the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (2950 kits) and the Cultural Forum (500 food baskets), the Nigerian Community (1000 kits), the Indonesian Community (500 kits), the Indian Community Center (1,300 food baskets), the Pakistani Community (4,500 food baskets), the Pakistani Women’s Association- Qatar (400 kits), the Afghan community (500 food baskets), the Helping Hands Association- Al Khor (600 kits), the Filipino Community in Qatar (9,000 kits), the Nepalese Community (5,000 kits), the Thrissur Dt. Souhruda Vedi (1,000 food kits), the Kerala Cultural Center (1100 kits), the Sri Lankan Community Development Forum (2100 kits), Ughandan community (700 kits), the Sri Lankan Coordination Committee (1500 kits) and the Kenyan community in Qatar (1000 kits).