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KFAED inks accord with UNHCR, Kuwait charity raises $1m

KUWAIT: Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) inked on Tuesday an agreement worth KD 645,000 ($2.1 million) with the UN Higher Commissioner for Refugees to fund utilities for the displaced in the Yemeni governorate of Aden.

KFAED Director General Marwan Al-Ghanem said in a press release that the grant is part of the fund contributions to honor Kuwait’s pledge made on sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s 75th session to present KD 6 million ($20 million) for humanitarian aid for Yemen.

Food parcels distributed by Kuwaiti Al-Najat charity.

The financial allotment will be used for executing various infrastructural projects in Al-Basateen region in the province and improve living conditions for some 70,000 people, including residents, displaced Yemeni people and some foreigners.

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti Al-Najat charity on Tuesday launched a relief campaign with donations amounting to KD 330,000 ($ 1 million). A campaigner, Mohammad Al-Maimouni, told KUNA by telephone that the number of donors has reached up to 16,000, indicating that the association distributed 1,100 food parcels, utensils, blankets and other necessities for the winter to refugees and displaced Yemenis. — KUNA

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