The US Embassy in Doha thanked the Feeding Youth Initiative, citizens, and civil society organizations in Qatar for providing meals to evacuees from Afghanistan.
“With 58,000 evacuees from Afghanistan passing through Qatar, Qatari citizens and civil society organizations were quick to lend a helping hand, and families from the embassy and US forces joined in the effort,” the embassy said in a tweet.
She added that these people “volunteered with Etaam Charity to provide 1,500 snacks to the evacuees. Thank you to everyone who helped the needy.”
And the “Eatam” initiative, a voluntary humanitarian contribution launched by young Qatari women to prepare and distribute meals in the capital, Doha, and aims to provide assistance and support to workers.
The volunteer “Etaam” Foundation, Sheikha Al-Nwar Bint Nasser Al-Thani, told The Eastern Herald that her initiative “tried to provide aid to refugees coming to Doha from Kabul with a personal effort, by providing them with fresh snacks.”
She added, “After communicating with volunteers affiliated with the American community in Doha, diplomats at the embassy and the American base in Doha came and twice received 1,700 meals to be distributed to the refugees.”
And she continued, “We wrote, Welcome to Qatar, on all meals in three languages, which are Arabic, English and Pashtun, one of the official languages in Afghanistan.”
Qatar said earlier that it is working continuously and actively with its international partners to evacuate Afghan civilians, citizens of friendly countries and journalists from Afghanistan by providing safe transit to the airport and then transferring them to Doha via special flights.
The United States, Britain, France, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium thanked the State of Qatar for its “extremely important” support in the process of evacuating their nationals from Afghanistan on their planes.
On September 7, the Taliban announced a cabinet line-up to be a 33-member caretaker government in Afghanistan.
Last August, the “Taliban” movement took control of almost all of Afghanistan, including the capital, Kabul, in parallel with a final stage of a US military withdrawal that was completed on the 31st of the same month.
Qatar hosted negotiations between Washington and the Taliban, which culminated in their signing, on February 29, 2020, of a peace agreement that stipulated the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.