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Kuwait pledges $1 million to UN Emergency Response Fund

KUWAIT: Kuwait has pledged one million US dollars to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for 2023 to support the agency’s respond to disasters and emergencies worldwide, Acting Charge d’affaires of the Kuwait Permanent Mission to the United Nations Counselor Faisal Al-Enezi announced at the CERF annual high-level pledging event in New York.

He affirmed that Kuwait is committed to working with CERF to support rapid multilateral humanitarian response efforts to ensure that aid reaches people in need. Al-Enezi pointed out that Kuwait is one of the top 25 donors to the CERF, noting that Kuwait contributes to the fund since 2008. Kuwait believes in the crucial role played by the fund to respond to emergencies across the world and alleviate sufferings of people in distress, he stressed. He stated that the CERF offered humanitarian and relief assistance to people affected by manmade or natural disasters in 100 countries since its inception in 2006.

Purchase coupons given to orphans’ families

Kuwait Food Bank

In another development, Kuwait Food Bank announced the completion of the winter clothes project, benefiting nearly 600 orphans inside the country for the year 2022. Speaking to KUNA Sunday, Kuwait Food Bank’s Deputy Chairman Mishaal Al-Ansari said that the project reflects solidarity and compassion for all segments of Kuwaiti society, especially as it draws a smile on the faces of orphans and eases the burdens of life on their families.

Needy families receive gift cards

The distribution consisted of purchase coupons given to the orphans’ parents to buy winter clothes and monthly material aid, Al-Ansari explained, indicating that this project helped 150 orphans in 2020. The bank will continue to seek charitable work with the aim of alleviating the suffering of deprived groups in society, demonstrating that the bank has a team to manage charitable work to receive disadvantaged families and identify their needs through its electronic systems, he pointed out. – KUNA


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