August 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
- Improved situations
Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities
KHARTOUM, Aug 31 (KUNA) Kuwait delivered an initial humanitarian aid package of some 100,000 tuberculosis vaccines to Sudan on Monday as part of a total one million vaccines set to be delivered over the coming period.
The initiative is being carried out through cooperation between Kuwait's state Patients' Helping Fund Society (PHFS) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The Foreign Ministry on Sunday reiterated the importance of the electronic system on Kuwait's humanitarian and charity work whose first stage was launched on Thursday. The network connects the Kuwaiti donor, charity and humanitarian institutions with the ministry and diplomatic missions abroad, as well as foreign receivers of aid. The e-system was given the go-ahead by Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah during a training workshop organized by the humanitarian and charity work team at the ministry's follow-up and …
A generous pledge of US$ 15 million from the Government of Kuwait will help enable UNRWA to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year. UNRWA had been facing a budget deficit of US$ 101 million in its General Fund that risked delaying the school year for the Agency’s 685 schools, potentially affecting half a million Palestine refugee children in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
The Jordanian Red Crescent hospital started receiving Syrian refugees for treatment sponsored by the Kuwaiti Red Crescent. The Hospital is receiving 25-30 cases a day for which it provides medicine and health care.
KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's prominent contributions to the humanitarian field had an international impact and recognition, as the UN celebrates the World Humanitarian Day on Wednesday August 19.
Kuwait had been providing humanitarian aid all over the world ahead of its independence, however, the contributions and efforts had strongly developed since His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah came into position in 2006.
By Jane Hunter on 10 Aug 2015
A mosque in Kuwait. A market in Cameroon. A rally for young activists in Turkey. All of these were torn apart by suicide bombers this year in what looks set to become the worst year ever for this vicious form of attack.
Between January and July of this year, over 5,000 civilians have been killed and injured by suicide bombings globally. This is a 45% increase from the same period in 2014, which saw 3,463 civilian casualties.
July 2015 – Trends
Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen
August 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan
GAZA, July 7 (KUNA) With generous contributions from Kuwaiti charitable donors, a number of Palestinian charities distributed relief aid to over two thousand needy Palestinian families in Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
The aid targeted the poor and orphans and those hurt by war in Gaza, said Dr. Ramadan Tanboura, head of the AlFalah Charitable Society in Palestine.
The relief aid consisted of Ramadan goodwill food parcels stuffed with such staples as cooking oil and flour, among other things, he said as he thanked profusely Kuwaiti charitable donations to Palestinians.
ISTANBUL, July 1 (KUNA) - For the third consecutive day Kuwait Society for Relief continued its efforts to provide urgent assistance to the Syrian refugees in Turkey on Tuesday.
General Director of the Kuwaiti Society for Relief Abdulaziz Al-Obaid told KUNA that this aid distribution reached 500 families in Kerk khan area, noting that such aid consist of first aid, food, and financial assistance.
IRBIL, June 30 (KUNA) - The Consulate of the State of Kuwait in Arbil distributed on Tuesday 2,500 food parcels to some 700 internally displaced Iraqi families at Baharka camp on the outskirts of Irbil.
The project, which is supervised by the Zakat House and carried out in collaborated with Barzani Charity Foundation, mainly aims to support internally displaced people at camps and provide food aid to them, Kuwait's General Consul in Arbil Omar Al-Kandari told KUNA.
AMMAN, June 28 (KUNA) Kuwait has launched a medical center at AlZaatari refugee camp in Jordan, with a cost of USD 400,000 and an annual operating cost of USD 700,000.
Kuwait is continuously supporting Jordan in hosting Syrian refugees, Jordanian Minister of Health Ali Al Hayasat, who inaugurated the center with Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Hamad AlDuaij, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
He noted the challenges facing Jordan to provide the increasing numbers of Syrian refugees with education, medical services, electricity and water.
Baghdad, 28 June 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, condemned the terrorist attack on Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait city on Friday describing it as “murderous”.
“This is a murderous terrorist act on innocent civilians who went to mosque for their Friday prayers, only to be met by this inhuman attack,” SRSG Kubiš said.
14 June 2015, Damascus – The Government of Kuwait, one of WHO’s largest donors to the Syria crisis, has contributed an additional US$ 20 million to provide life-saving treatments to people impacted by the prolonged conflict inside Syria. The new funding brings Kuwait’s support to the war-affected Syrians in 3 years to US$ 65 million.
Kuwait has donated US$15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, for its work with Palestine refugees across the Middle East. The donation was announced at a ceremony in Geneva on 11 June, with the funds being passed to UNRWA by His Excellency, Mr Mansour Al-Otaibi, the Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the UN at a ceremony held in New York today.
IOM today welcomed the Government of Kuwait's contribution of US$10 million that will serve as an urgently needed lifeline for millions of Syrians affected by the crisis in Syria.
“We are extremely grateful to the Kuwaiti Government,” says IOM Director General William Lacy Swing. "Their generous contribution will have an enormous impact on the lives of Syrians. With this we can now sustain vital programmes as needs continue to rise sharply.”
Currently, there are 12.2 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance inside the country.
NEW YORK, 12 June 2015 – Millions of Syrian children will benefit from the generous US$45 million donation made by the Government of Kuwait, UNICEF said today. This brings Kuwait’s total donations to UNICEF in just three years to US$134.5 million to support the humanitarian response for Syrian children.
“After more than four years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Syria and across the region has grown more desperate – especially for the 5.6 million affected children living inside the country,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt.
Kuwait has handed over US$121 million to the UN refugee agency to assist its efforts in dealing with the humanitarian situation resulting from the crisis in Syria.
At a ceremony in Geneva on Thursday evening, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warmly thanked and praised Kuwait’s ruler, government and people for the extreme generosity when he received a cheque for the amount from Abdullah Al Matouq, adviser to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Al Matouq is also the UN’s humanitarian envoy for Kuwait.
GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a further generous contribution from the State of Kuwait in support of its emergency operations to assist the people of Syria, both inside the country as well as in neighbouring states hosting Syrian refugees.
Kuwait’s donation of US$45 million, was presented to WFP by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al-Matouq, Special Advisor of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) and the UN Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy.
The State of Kuwait has made an important contribution to UNESCO Education Response to the Syria Crisis. At the solemn handover ceremony held today in the Palais des Nations, Mr Abdulaziz Almuzaini, Director of the UNESCO Geneva Office, received the cheque of US$ 5 million from Dr. Abdullah Al-Matouq, Advisor of His Highness Amir of the State of Kuwait and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy.