17 Sep 2017 – 16:43
Doha: Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) said that the centers working under its umbrella have received more than 400 beneficiaries of nationals from the siege countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt), since the beginning of the siege until the end of August.
QFSW said in a press release on Sunday that its centers provide continuous services to the beneficiaries in the different social fields, mainly family services, rehabilitation, counseling, legal, psychological and other related services.
The centers include the Family Consulting Center (Wifaq), the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Center (Aman), the Social Development Center (Nama), Shafallah Center, the Orphans Care Center (Dhreima), the Center for Empowerment and Elderly Care (Ehsan) and the Best Buddies initiative.
The total number of beneficiaries in these centers reached 405 beneficiaries, of whom 103 were Saudis, 33 were UAE nationals, 44 were Bahraini, and 225 were Egyptians.
Executive Director of Qatar Foundation for Social Work Amal bint Abdullatif Al Mannai said that the services are provided to beneficiaries without distinction, according to professional standards.
She underlined the foundation’s keenness to provide all that serves the society and its stability within the framework of clear and deliberate plans and strategies, especially under the existing siege and the relentless pursuit of achieving the desired goal in maintaining a coherent society capable of standing in the face of all circumstances and challenges, in order to achieve the partnership and the complementary role of the civil society sector with the government sector and the private sector to serve all members of society in Qatar.
She added that QFSW, as one of the largest civil society organizations working in the field of social work in Qatar, continues to exercise its humanitarian work in light of its pioneering role emanating from international covenants and conventions related to its fields of work in the international community.
In June, the Family Consulting Center and the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Center launched a hotline service under the slogan “a cohesive society against the siege” to receive contacts of individuals and families affected by the siege on Qatar. The centers provided family, social, advisory and rehabilitation services to members of families affected by the siege, and set up a crisis management team comprising specialists and consultants in the family, psychological, social and legal fields.