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Kuwait continues humanitarian aid during Ramadan

Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) workers hand out food aid to Hadhramaut Governorate of the Republic of Yemen.

KUWAIT: Kuwait continued its humanitarian aid for the people in need in different parts of the world, and most specifically during Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan. Last Saturday, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) handed out food aid to Hadhramaut Governorate of the Republic of Yemen, which included Seiyun, Tarim, Al-Qat, As Sawm and Sah districts to ease the suffering on families, and marking the advent of Ramadan.

Director-General of the KRCS Abdulrahman Al-Oun said that this project targets 1,033 families with a total of 7,231 displaced and needy beneficiaries from the Yemeni people in cooperation with the Humanitarian Response Network (HRN). Oun expressed gratitude to all donors and Kuwaiti efforts that contributed to alleviating the suffer of Yemeni people, praising the efforts of HRN in delivering the aid with the cooperation of KRCS volunteers. He pointed out the importance of activating all relief, institutional and individual efforts to help Yemeni people and shed light on the humanitarian situation by providing the necessary humanitarian needs.

Kuwait’s Ambassador to Malaysia Saad Al-Asousi launched the Ramadan iftar campaign for the Muslims in the Asian country. Asousi said the campaign, funded by Kuwaiti philanthropists, provided more than 11,000 meals throughout Ramadan. He said Kuwait Embassy was distributing meals to Islamic Centers, senior citizens’ care houses, mosques, universities, Quran centers and Orphanages.KRCS was also providing aid locally, ranging from health care to iftar meals. Maryam Al-Adsani, Director of Local Aid Department, said KRCS was offering eye tests and dental care for families in need, as well as distributing 2,670 meals on 5,000 families.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Ambassador to Ghana Mohammad Al-Failakawi handed over Thursday $117,103 cheque to the organization of education and development in the African country. Kuwait Consulate in Irbil, Iraq, launched today a campaign to provide Iftar meals for around 6,000 people for 10 days. Kuwait Consul Dr Omar Al-Kandari said the campaign was in compliance with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s instructions to help the Iraqi people. The campaign, he added, has been implemented in Irbil in collaboration with local partners.

Ismail Abdulaziz, director of aid at Barzani humanitarian institute, said the campaign would provide meals for people in need, workers and university students. Kuwait’s Consulate supervised distribution of food presented by Kuwait-based International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) to 17,300 people in camps for the Internally Displaced persons (IDPs). Kandari said the food supplies were distributed in camps of Hassan Sham and Kharez West of Irbil. IICO President Dr Abdullah Al-Maatouq visited the camps recently to get acquainted first-hand of needs of IDPs. – KUNA

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