KRCS delivers aid to Syrians besieged in East Ghouta

This handout photo released by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society shows a KRCS worker delivering a food parcel to a man in the besieged East Ghouta neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.

KUWAIT: Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has delivered food parcels to besieged Syrians in East Ghouta, KRCS Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas said yesterday. The ongoing Kuwaiti relief operation, carried out in coordination with the Turkish Relief Association, will be expanded to secure other necessities such as medical aid for the civilians in the encircled region located on outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, she said in a press statement.

The humanitarian supplies have been secured with donations from Kuwaiti citizens and non-Kuwaitis living in the country, who have been generously contributing the society efforts to relieve the stricken Syrians. Donors, citizens and expatriates, can deliver their contributions during day and night times at the KRCS headquarters and via its internet website.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s voluntary team ‘Shefaa’ concluded a four-day voluntary mission to Jordan where it offered medical treatment to hundreds of Syrian refugees in the Kingdom. This 15th trip undertaken by the team coincided with Kuwait’s National Days and witnessed a “new humanitarian achievement,” namely offering treatment to 910 Syrians in the Kingdom, among them many children, women and old people, team member Dr Bashar Al-Hashash said.

The trip covered the camps of Al-Zaatari and Al-Azraq close to the Syrian borders as well as other areas randomly occupied by the Syrian refugees, Al-Hashash added. The team has also performed eight surgeries in one of Amman hospitals, besides donating $15,000 and medications to support some clinics. Moreover, the team offered cash aid to 450 refugee families with chronic-disease patients. Hashash highly appreciated the Kuwaiti Zakat House and benefactors for their support. He also thanked the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry and the embassy in the Jordanian capital for streamlining the trip. – KUNA


This article was published on 28/02/2018