Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity is a an international NGO providing assistance to people affected by conflict and disasters and running programmes in social welfare, water and sanitation, education, nutrition and economic empowerment. It was established in 1984 by a group of Qatari philanthropists as a community initiative known as the Committee of Qatar for Orphan Sponsorship, as a response to the rising number of children orphaned by conflict in neighboring countries. In 1992, the organisation scaled up its programmes and outreach and became an international NGO under the name of Qatar Charity. While it receives some grants from government donor agencies, its main income comes from individuals. To-date, projects have impacted more than 10 million people in 49 countries.

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Agriculture
    • Food security
    • Farming
    • Irrigation and water management
  • Development
    • Economic development
      • Community improvement
        • Housing rehabilitation
      • Financial services
        • Development finance
          • Microfinance
    • Sustainable development
  • Education
  • Health
    • Out-patient care
      • Health care clinics
      • Urgent care
    • Public health
    • Mental health care
    • Healthcare access
    • Medical support services
  • Humanitarian
    • Free goods distribution
    • Special population support
    • Food aid
  • Legal and courts
    • Disasters and emergency management

Focus populations

  • Farmers
  • Internally displaced people
  • Low-income people
  • Orphans
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Unemployed people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of conflict and war
  • Victims of disaster
  • Widows and widowers
  • Working poor

Focus geographies

  • Africa
    • Burkina Faso
    • Niger
    • Tanzania
    • Somalia
    • Mauritania
    • Comoros
    • Kenya
    • Ghana
    • Senegal
    • Nigeria
    • Djbouti
    • Ethiopia
    • Sudan
    • Mali
  • Central Asia
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • Middle East
    • Yemen
    • Palestine
    • Jordan
  • North Africa
    • Morocco
    • Tunisia
  • South Asia
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Bangladesh
    • Nepal
  • South-east Asia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia


  • Development programmes
    The organisation addresses development challenges by improving access to housing and basic services such as education, healthcare, food security and energy, water and sanitation as well as wash projects. They also promote economic empowerment and livelihood support for vulnerable and needy communities by financing income-generating projects.
  • Humanitarian Programmes
    Qatar Charity's humanitarian programmes focus on providing people affected by crises and disasters with emergency relief supplies, urgent medical assistance, food, shelter, and livelihoods support. The NGO also provides emergency education and water and sanitation services.


Funding model

  • Grants to Individuals
  • Grants to organisations
  • In-kind gifts
  • Pro bono services
  • Volunteering

Primary funders

  • Individuals


Key staff

  • chief executive officer, Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari

Board members

  • Abdelrahman A. Jaleel A N Al-Abdulghani, Member
  • Ahmad Abdulla S G Al-Marri, Vice Chairman
  • Mohamed Abdelwahed Al-Hammadi, Member
  • Mohamed Hassan Al-Meraikhi, Member
  • Mohamed Nasser M A. Al-Hajri, Member
  • Rabia Mohammed Ali Al Kaabi, Member
  • Saad Bin Mohammed Al-Jabara Al-Rumaihi, Member
  • Sheikh Hamad Nasser J. Al Thani, Chairman
  • Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Member
  • Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Member