Qatar- QC opens 'Awen' to back Syrian refugees in Turkey

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Qatar Charity officials announce the launch of Awen initiative.

DOHA: Qatar Charity (QC) has inaugurated ‘Awen’ (Help an initiative to support and empower Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Awen supervised by Sheikh Dr Salman Al Ouda is a developmental humanitarian initiative to shed light on the suffering of the refugees in Syria in particular Syrian refugees.

It also aims to develop and improve the refugees’ abilities and find them jobs in various fields and support or implement innovative and creative sustainable projects beneficial for them.

Yousef Al Kuwari CEO QC said “What makes Awen special is that it focuses on the developmental side of solving the Syrian refugees’ problems. It aims to offer a dignified life for the Syrian refugees and their families. What we aspire to do through it is offer life-long life-changing solutions for the Syrian refugees. We thank Sheikh Al Ouda for accepting to supervise the initiative”.

Sheikh Al Ouda said “As Muslims 3000000 Syrian refugees are in our care. Awen is a relief response to their plea for help. In the Quran Allah says ‘Help ye one another in righteousness and piety’ and what could be more righteous than standing by the side of our deprived brothers and sisters?”

Awen is not only about offering a limited number or types of services; it will also address their needs in various fields of development such as training economic empowerment education health and shelter.

It targets all groups of the Syrian refugees and others in Turkey including young children youth elderly and women. Awen seeks to cooperate with all charity institutions and organisations and active parties to facilitate financing and implementation of projects through QC’s partners.

It includes voluntary visits and activities for the Syrian refugees at their camps and places of residence in Turkey in coordination with regional partners; awareness promotion and media campaigns and activities; and training courses lessons and lectures.

According to a survey the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey reached more than 2200000 in the second half of last year and is expected to go up to 3000000 in the near future. The study also revealed that 10 percent of them live in camps — considered the poorest and most suffering group.

The Syrian refugees’ work conditions may further deteriorate if no action is taken for the benefit of over 300000 Syrian workers who work without registration which means they do not have social insurance.The Peninsula

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