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10 Feb 2017 description
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HATAY, Turkey, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti medical team arrived in the Turkish border region of Hatay on Thursday to treat injured Syrian refugees.

The team coordinator, Dr. Bassel Al-Shemmari, told KUNA that the expedition themed "medicine and cure," is the 11th to be conducted by the group, with supervision by the Kuwaiti Zakat House.

The Kuwaiti team, which groups elite doctors and surgeons, will organize dispatch of drugs and medical equipment to hospitals and medical centers in Syria.

10 Feb 2017 description
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IRBIL, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Thursday that a camp has been set up for displaced Iraqis south of Mosul funded by the State of Kuwait.

IOM's representative in Irbil Abdul Hamid Miran said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that in order to find a suitable shelter for displaced Iraqis from the city of Mosul, the organization has expanded the Qayyarah and Haj Ali's camps through erecting 900 new tents with support of the Government of Kuwait.

09 Feb 2017 description

The New Urban Agenda: Seeing the bigger picture

Sustainable urbanization, as defined in the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III Summit in October 2016, has been hailed as a positive, transformative force for development. A process that, if properly planned and managed, will usher in a new era of wellbeing, resource efficiency and economic growth for billions of city dwellers.

07 Feb 2017 description
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1.2 -1.5 MILLION - PEOPLE AFFECTED

161,886 - # DISPLACED FROM MOSUL

2.7 MILLION - PEOPLE IN NEED OF HEALTH SERVICES

437,645 - PEOPLE REACHED

3,924 - # INJURED

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  • The Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and partners vaccinated more than 5.8 million children under the age of 5 years against polio during the National Immunization Days campaign held in January 2017.

07 Feb 2017 description
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IRBIL, Feb 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Monday distributed 1,500 heaters to Iraqis displaced from Mosul and living in camps in the northern city of Irbil.

The distribution of heaters is part of a State humanitarian campaign to help the displaced Iraqis in the north, Dr. Omar Al-Kanderi, Kuwait's Consular General in Irbil, said in a statement to KUNA.

This humanitarian aid, he added, was part of the campaign to alleviate suffering of displaced and refugees wherever they were.

07 Feb 2017 description
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AMMAN, Feb 6 (KUNA) -- Two Kuwait Air Force aircraft boarding humanitarian cargo for relieving Syrian refugees arrived at the military Marka airport in the Jordanian capital on Monday.

03 Feb 2017 description
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AMMAN, Feb 2 (KUNA) - Around 4000 Syrian refugee families have benefited from Kuwait's urgent relief campaign in Jordan, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced Thursday.

KRCS teams exerted tremendous efforts in delivering contents of the 300-ton aid convoy to Syrian refugee families residing in various Jordanian areas and governorates, Anwar Al-Hasawi, KRCS' Deputy Chairman, stated to KUNA.

31 Jan 2017 description
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  • WHO, UNICEF and other partners have supported the Federal Ministry of Health, Iraq and Regional Ministry of Health, Kurdistan Regional Government to conduct 5 days National Immunization Days (NIDs) campaign targeting 6.2 million children aged 0 to 5 years of age. The campaign conducted from 22 to 26 January 2016 also targeted 415,000 children in the newly liberated areas of Ninawa governorate.

30 Jan 2017 description
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AMMAN, Jan 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society distributed Sunday financial and material aid to 700 Syrian families living in Mafraq governorate, near the borders with Syria, part of KRSC's ongoing relief campaign in Jordan.

This campaign aimed at alleviating suffering of Syrian refugees facing cold weather, so KRSC distributed clothes, blankets and basic food items, Khaled Al-Zaid, head of the society's field team, told KUNA.

He said KRSC would continue with its humanitarian campaign nationwide in Jordan with the target of including 4,000 families.

27 Jan 2017 description
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IRBIL, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Thursday distributed 15 tons of medical supplies to hospitals in areas that have been liberated south of Iraq's war-torn city of Mosul.

Member of the Iraqi Medical Society for Relief and Development Fahad Al-Abaidi told KUNA that Kuwait continues to deliver aid to displaced people in Ninwa province, adding that more than 40 medical centers have been the recipients of 15 tons of medical necessities given by Kuwait.

26 Jan 2017 description

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  • WHO donated medical devices to support the operationalization of a Trauma Stabilization Point (TSP) in Gogjali. The devices are part of WHO’s plan to enhance trauma care in the newly accessible areas of Mosul.

  • Twenty one basic units of Interagency Emergency Health Kits enough to treat 21,000 patients were donated to Hamam Alalil Primary Health Centre and Gogjali PHCs.

20 Jan 2017 description
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ANKARA, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- Some 18 trucks laden with humanitarian aid crossed into Syria from the southern Turkish province of Hatay, the Kuwaiti Society for Relief announced on Thursday. Director General of Kuwaiti Society for Relief Abdulaziz Al-Obaid told KUNA that the trucks carried basic necessities including food baskets, heaters and mattresses for needy Syrian families.

Moreover, he said that the aid is part of Kuwait's efforts to mitigate the misery the Syrian people are mired in, as he thanked all those involved in such benevolent deeds.

20 Jan 2017 description
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IRBIL, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti-funded school for war-relocated Iraqis was opened here on Thursday, as part of the relief campaign, "Kuwait on your side." The school was inaugurated in Birzin, Irbil, during a ceremony attended by the State of Kuwait General Consul, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, Irbil Governor and a number of Arab and foreign diplomats.

17 Jan 2017 description
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IRBIL, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Monday offered 860 food packages to displaced Iraqis from Mosul who are staying in Irbil, in collaboration with Kuwait's General Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Today's food packages were offered to about 5,000 people, in cooperation with the Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), director of the catastrophes and emergency department at the KRCS Yusuf Fahd Al-Maraaj told KUNA.

16 Jan 2017 description

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  • On 12 January 2017, a field hospital was launched in Bartalla. The hospital is run by Samaritan’s Purse and supported by WHO with financial aid from OFDA. At the time of the launch, the facility had treated up to 45 injured patients from Mosul within 96 hours.

  • A total of 3,254 casualty cases from Mosul have been recorded in two emergency hospitals in Erbil since 17 October 2016 to 14 January 2017. A total of 2,406 cases were also served at Trauma Stabilization Points, 196 of them were children and 654 women.

16 Jan 2017 description
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IRBIL, Jan 15 (KUNA) ­­ The State of Kuwait has handed out 3,000 food baskets, in coordination with Mosul municipal council, to citizens of Wahda neighborhood liberated from the so­called Islamic State (IS) a week ago.

In a statement to KUNA on Sunday, head of Mosul municipal council Basma Baseem said that food baskets provided by Kuwait were doled out today to 3,000 displaced families of Mosul's Wahda neighborhood recently controlled by the Iraqi forces.

16 Jan 2017 description
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IRBIL, Jan 15 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributed on Sunday 1,200 food baskets to displaced Iraqi families residing in camps in the autonomous region of Kurdistan.

13 Jan 2017 description
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(WITH HUM-IRAQ-KUWAIT-AID) IRBIL, Jan 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has distributed food items to around 25,000 Iraqi displaced from Mosul and taken up refuge in Depkh camp, near Irbil.

Barazni Charity Foundation, under the supervision of Kuwait general consulate in Irbil, has handed over 3,500 food packages to around 3,500 displaced families (about 25,000 persons).

Head of distribution at Barazani Charity Foundation Mohammad Bahaldeen expressed appreciation to the Kuwait for its humanitarian assistance.

Kuwait gave out more than 170,000 food baskets last year. (end)

11 Jan 2017 description
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IRBIL, Jan 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Tuesday distributed food baskets and heaters to some 1,500 displaced students in the war-torn northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Speaking to KUNA, Chairman of the Iraqi Medical Society Dr.

31 Dec 2016 description
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December 31 st , 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to mobilize shared relief interventions for the victims of war in Aleppo, at a total cost of $2,323,000.

On Thursday, 29 December, a high-profile delegation from KRCS visited QRCS's Mission in Turkey to sign the agreement. Headed by President, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, the KRCS delegation were received by Dr. Khalid Diab, Director, QRCS Relief and International Development, Doha, as well as top officials of the Mission.