KUWAIT: Kuwait’s humanitarian aid activities continued to cover several areas and targeted people that are most in need. Last week, Acting Charge D’affaires of Kuwait’s embassy in Iran, Falah Al-Hajraf has announced a new Kuwaiti financial contribution of about $75,000 to the victims of the floods that swept through large areas of Iran last April. “Kuwait is working to fulfill its humanitarian duty by sending relief aid to flood victims in Iran,” Hajraf said in a statement. Meanwhile, the representative of the World Food Program and regional director in Iran, Najjar Germani pointed out that these generous contributions by Kuwait will provide support for the province of Laurstan.
Head of Kuwaiti Relief Society Jamal Al-Nouri said that the humanitarian aid provided by Kuwait contributed to alleviating the suffering of the Yemenis, thanks to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti government. In a statement during his visit to Yemen, Nouri affirmed that the Kuwaiti assistance provided during the past years was very much needed and went to the right place to contribute to saving lives and settling families and treating patients. Kuwait, as a global center for humanitarian action, has adopted effective and continuous relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of Yemenis, he added.
Nouri pointed out that the Kuwaiti government has allocated KD 100 million support for the ‘Kuwait by your side’ campaign to support the sectors of health, education, accommodation, food and livelihoods two years ago, hoping to complete the use and allocation of this support during this third year and will be requested after additional support from the Kuwaiti government. The society’ delegation visit to Yemen aims to assess the humanitarian situation and needs in various Yemeni regions and to identify priorities for humanitarian work for the next stage, he added.
He expressed happiness to see Kuwaiti health and education projects in various Yemeni governorates since the 1970s and 1980s and lead its function to this day, adding that Kuwait’s intervention and contributions were very suitable to serve successive generations in most of the projects implemented in Yemen. Nouri highly appreciated the Kuwaiti government’s support for humanitarian work in Yemen and various countries, noting that the humanitarian role of His Highness the Amir is known at the international level reflected at various levels, ministries, and government institutions. – KUNA