KUWAIT: In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program that aims to contribute to community service, Kuwait Financial Centre ‘Markaz’ partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support the needs of refugee communities. Markaz’s support covered the needs of over 300 of the most vulnerable refugees, demonstrating the company’s profound humanitarian responsibility and support to the UNHCR’s initiatives.

Diraar Yusuf Alghanim, Markaz’s Chairman, received a trophy from Dr Samer Haddadin, Representative of UNHCR Kuwait Office, thanking Markaz for including the welfare of refugees in the company’s CSR program. Dr Haddadin also lauded the Company’s role in setting an example towards humanitarian giving.

Commenting on Markaz’s intervention to sustain refugees with a dignified life, Abdullatif W Al-Nusif, Managing Director – Wealth Management and Business Development at Markaz, said: “We are proud of our partnership with UNHCR to help refugee families to overcome their hardships, through the unique initiatives of the organization in the field of sustainable humanitarian activities in the region.”

Markaz considers the Corporate Social Responsibility a full-fledged activity. Its CSR strategy aims to fulfill its role towards society and the national economy. The strategy is founded on three pillars, namely, building human capacity, aligning Markaz’s business environment with the principles of sustainable development, and promoting good governance in the business environment. Markaz’s CSR include human capacity building, publishing research, achieving sustainable economic progress, developing the investment services sector in Kuwait, and promoting the performance of the public sector to drive economic development.