KUWAIT: On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the honoring of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah by the United Nations as the ‘Humanitarian Leader’ and Kuwait as a ‘Humanitarian Center’, author Abdullah Buwair held an awards ceremony for the families of martyrs on Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Buwair also commemorated Sheikha Fareeha Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who passed away last month. “She was the President of the Kuwait Society for the Ideal Family, President of the Girls’ Sports Club and was named a goodwill ambassador. She always attended all the activities and celebrations that I held. This year she didn’t attend and people were wondering why, and this was because she was sick. And on August 12, 2018, we were shocked by her death,” he said.
“Sheikha Fareeha was the daughter of the tenth Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and was born in Dasma Palace. She was the mother of four children. She was known for her passion and caring for humanitarian work, especially the family and the mother, as she believed it’s the base of the community. She received many awards for her social work,” added Buwair.
He also spoke about HH the Amir, saying he is the first Arab leader to be awarded this title by the United Nations. “This is an honor for all Kuwaitis and for Kuwait as well, as it was named a ‘Humanitarian Center’. This is considered the golden era for Kuwait in the field of humanitarian work. On January 29, 2006, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad became the Amir of Kuwait, taking the country to new heights,” stressed Buwair.
“HH the Amir is a man of forgiveness. This is clear from the present Kuwaiti-Iraqi relations, which have strongly developed since the Iraqi invasion. Bilateral ties have improved, including investments, border demarcation, and the issue of martyrs and the missing. He is also systematically supporting Arab countries in need, and has helped countries suffering from disasters and crises. Also, Kuwait is helping charity organizations to fight poverty and improve health, education, economy and infrastructure all over the world. HH the Amir is standing behind all these charity projects,” he concluded.
Dr Ameera Al-Hassan, head of the visiting mission of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), noted that the title of ‘Humanitarian Leader’ is not unusual for HH the Amir. “After he came to power in 2006, we noticed an increase in humanitarian aid and donations provided by Kuwait to countries in need. Also, Kuwait hosted many international donor conferences to support the people of Syria and neighboring countries,” she said. A documentary was shown about the humanitarian works of HH the Amir and about the late Sheikha Fareeha. Buwair then awarded some personalities and the families of martyrs.
By Nawara Fattahova