IRBIL: This handout photo shows food items provided as part of Kuwait’s assistance to people in need in Iraq. – KUNA

IRBIL: Kuwait Consul General in Irbil Dr Omar Al-Kandari announced yesterday the distribution of more than 21 tons of foodstuffs to several Iraqi governorates. In remarks to the press, Kandari explained that this humanitarian project is provided by the Kuwait Society for Relief and is distributed in coordination with the Barzani Charitable Foundation to the displaced and needy in a number of governorates of Iraq.

This assistance comes under the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, he added. Meanwhile, Barzani Charitable Foundation President Musa Ahmad expressed thanks and gratitude to the state of Kuwait for its humanitarian role in supporting the displaced and people in need. Earlier this week, Kuwait offered more than 10 tons of medical supplies to Kurdistan region, north Iraq, to help the region stem the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. – KUNA