RAF TO OPEN LARGEST CITY TO HOUSE SYRIAN ORPHANS IN TURKEY

Doha – Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) and the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, its partner in Turkey, will open next Thursday the RAF City for Human Development in the Turkish City of Rihaniyah to serve as the largest project to provide care for Syrian orphans in the Arab and Islamic region.

The City has a total built-up area of more than 68,000 square meters with a total cost of QR 71 million donated by philanthropists in Qatar.

RAF said in a press release on Saturday that about 6,000 orphans from the Syrian refugees in Turkey will benefit from the City’s facilities, while 990 orphans will reside in the City on permanent basis and receive education and all the services they need.

More than 5000 orphans will benefit of education, health, sports and social services provided by the City, it said, noting that it would be a unique model of care, rehabilitation and capacity-building of orphans to be leaders in the future.

The project is designed as an integrated city with 55 residential villas in addition to schools, closed and open gymnasiums, mosque, social halls, an integrated health center, green spaces along with service rooms and markets.

The RAF Foundation has laid the cornerstone of the project in the city of Rihaniyah in southeastern Turkey’s Hatay Province on July 2, 2015, corresponding to World Orphan Day, and within the framework of a protocol signed with the Ministry of Family and Social Policies in the Republic of Turkey. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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