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Kuwait supports needy in Yemen, Syria, Sudan: KRCS

January 14, 2018 6:27 AM
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Kuwait, Jan. 14 (BNA): Kuwait said it has continued providing humanitarian aid to needy people according to its UN-bestowed status as an international humanitarian centre.

Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced that it has dispatched 90 tonnes of food aid to the Yemeni people, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

KRCS Chairman Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer said the food shipment would be distributed on those affected in the areas where the Yemeni people are present. He explained that this batch of aid was provided by the Kuwaiti people and is part of the assistance provided by the KRCS since the outbreak of the Yemeni crisis. He added that the affected and needy people of Yemen require great support from the Gulf and Arab Red Crescent Societies, stressing the importance of interaction and response of international organizations with the needy Yemeni people, especially the displaced from their areas where they live.

The International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) also declared launching a humanitarian campaign aimed at relieving Syrian and Palestinian refugees with onset of cold wintertime. The organization is seeking donations to secure food parcels, each worth KD 30 (approximately CC100) and sufficient for a five-member family for a month, in addition to clothes, heating fuel for each family valued at KD 35 as well as blankets. It appealed to citizens and private companies to contribute to the campaign for aiding the refugees, namely children.

(Kuwait By Your Side) campaign distributed solar-powered water pumps for the local administration in the Yemeni governorate of Jouf. The campaign works in five sectors: water, health, shelter, education and food.

Also, Islamic Heritage Society distributed 8,000 bank cards to orphans in Sudan, KUNA reported.


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