ISLAMABAD: Qatar Charity (QC) has distributed over 27,500 sacrificial animals in 55 countries for Eid al-Adha 1435H, benefiting a million people at a cost of QR13mn.
The Adhahi project is one of the most important seasonal programmes implemented by QC annually, highlighting a sense of solidarity among Muslims and allowing the needy to celebrate Eid, The Gulf Times Reported.
A million people in 55 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe have benefited from the distribution of 27,518 sacrificial animals, 19,874 of which were sheep and 1,092 cows.
The project focused on people in countries experiencing exceptional circumstances, with 700 cows distributed in Palestine at an estimated cost of QR1.5mn, 2,000 lambs in Syria at over QR2mn, 4,900 lambs in Somalia at over QR1.7mn and 1,550 lambs in Yemen at more than QR850,000.
Those targeted included Syrians and Palestinians both within and outside their countries, Iraq, Somalia, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, Burundi, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Tanzania, Mali,Togo, Nepal, India, Chad, Central African Republic, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Yemen, Bangladesh, Benin, Gambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Iran, Sri Lanka, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kosovo, Comoros, Albania, the Philippines, Ghana, Bosnia and Ethiopia.
Some 2,200 sacrificial animals were distributed in Qatar, benefiting more than 11,000 people, including 668 sponsored families with low income.
QC also sought to double the number of Haj al-Badal pilgrims for this year, supporting 1,000 pilgrims at a total cost of QR4mn.