Kuwait Red Crescent shifts some attention to poor in Kuwait

Kuwait, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) have pursued humanitarian activities abroad but some attention has been shifted to aiding cash-strapped families in Kuwait.

The charity is pursuing its winter campaign, dubbed “their life under zero” designed to secure the relocated Syrians’ needs, such as erecting a makeshift town, named “life town” to house 1,800 Syrian families, at a cost of KD 333 ($ 1,000) per residential unit. Moreover, it delivered aid for Syrian refugees in the Lebanese border town of Ersal, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The International Islamic Charity has recently sheltered 600 Syrian families from Hama countryside in cement units, delivered meals to 6,900 families, one million loaves of bread, one million liters of clean water, 1,000 food parcels, 100 heaters, 500 heating fuel rations and 3,000 boxes of children milk.

In Jordan, the KRCS was active again, executing a relief program for aiding 500 Syrian refugee families.

The program is part of a campaign, launched last week, to provide food and medical aid. A team of Kuwaiti doctors and surgeons conducted operations for 50 cases.

Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, KRCS president, said in remarks to KUNA the latest society activity in Jordan was intended to provide clothes to Syrian families. He added that the medical team would conduct other surgeries to treat illnesses in various patients’ organs at a rate of 45 operation in three days.

Dr. Al-Sayer has indicated that the Kuwaiti Red Crescent is expanding its relief medical program globally, reaching the sick among refugees and the needy in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Gaza, Yemen, Iraq, Sri Lanka, in addition to those in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

In Geneva, the State of Kuwait Permanent Representative to the United Nations and International Organizations, Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, delivered the annual, voluntary Kuwaiti contribution, worth USD three million, to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has also signed with the ICRC a memo to back up some humanitarian programs.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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