FM discusses situation in Aleppo with Arab officials

KUWAIT: Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday had contacts with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry, GCC Secretary-General Abdul-Latif Al-Zayani, Arab League’s Secretary-General Ahmad Abul-Gheit and Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani. During the calls, they discussed the current deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria’s Aleppo, and how to coordinate efforts in order to resolve it.

Kuwait also called for an urgent and extraordinary meeting of the Arab League at the level of delegates in order to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria’s Aleppo, and to make necessary appeals to the international community and humanitarian organizations.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday it had also called for an urgent and extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the level of delegates. Kuwait’s permanent delegate at the Arab League, and its Consul in Jeddah and delegate at the OIC have started relevant procedures in this regard.

Kidney patients
Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) is launching a new phase in its campaign to treat Syrian refugees suffering from kidney failure and illnesses. Maha Al-Barjas, the KRCS General Secretary, said in a statement to KUNA that the new stage, due for six months, would get underway early next month.

The Kuwaiti Red Crescent, in coordination with the Lebanese Red Cross, launched the project to provide medical aid for the Syrian refugees suffering from kidney problems more than two years ago. Meanwhile, the manager of the state-run hospital in the northern city, Dr Khaled Kamal Eddine, said the KRCS aid depicted the great message by the State of Kuwait, explaining that the assistance included various equipment and devices necessary for treating the kidney patients.
The KRCS has been involved, since flare-up of the Syrian crisis, in various humanitarian activities to help the Syrian refugees, estimated at 1.5 million.

Meanwhile in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa valley, a team of the Kuwait Medical Association conducted on Friday a number of surgeries for Syrian refugees. The association chairman, Dr. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, told KUNA that the team would also carry out cardiac operations.

Dr. Khaled Al-Sehlawi, member of the association, said a number of ill children and elderly were examined in the refugees’ camps and were given the needed treatment. The association humanitarian campaign proceeds for three days. -KUNA

This article was published on 01/10/2016