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Kuwait offers USD 2mln grant for building new school in Jordan's Tafilah

TAFILAH, Jordan, April 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Hamad Al-Duaij laid here Saturday the foundation stone for a Kuwaiti-funded charitable school project at a total cost of USD 2 million in the southern governorate of Tafilah.

In statements to KUNA on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying ceremony, Ambassador Al-Duaij said that the grant for the school is offered upon instructions from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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Kuwait Gives US$15m for UNRWA Relief Efforts in Syria

New York

Palestine refugees caught up in the Syrian conflict have been provided with a much welcomed US$ 15 million contribution from the State of Kuwait through the auspices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The generous donation from the Kuwaiti government will provide emergency relief for Palestine refugees who have sought shelter in neighbouring countries and for those who remain trapped in Syria.

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WHO supports provision of vital medicines in Syria with funding from the Government of Kuwait

Cairo, 9 April 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has received a contribution of US$ 10 million from the Government of Kuwait to support its activities in Syria as a result of the crisis. This contribution is a continuation to the US$ 35 million support already provided by Kuwait in 2013.

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UNDP and Kuwait Expand Partnership for Response to Syria Crisis

New York —The State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighboring countries.

“The leadership of the State of Kuwait in the regional and international response to the Syria crisis has been exemplary,” said Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). “UNDP is thankful for Kuwait’s generous contributions towards our shared goal of a better future for the Syrian people and communities in neighboring countries.”

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OCHA Director hails Kuwaiti aid to Syrians

GENEVA, April 8 (KUNA) -- Director of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Rashid Khalikov lauded here on Tuesday Kuwait''''s humanitarian contributions to Syrian people.

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UNICEF welcomes new Kuwait donation for children of Syria

With new funds, Kuwait support to war-affected children nears US$ 90 million

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NEW YORK, 7 April 2014 – Millions of Syrian children will benefit from a generous US$ 34.5 million donation by the government of Kuwait, UNICEF said today.

This brings Kuwait’s total donations to UNICEF in just two years to close to $90 million.

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Kuwait honors 1st part of its pledges giving USD 500 mln to UN

GENEVA, April 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is giving USD 500 million to honor the first part of financial pledges it made during the second donors' conference for Syria, held in Kuwait in January 2013, Advisor of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait announced Monday.

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Kuwait gives US$ 100 million to UNHCR for Syria operations

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees welcomes the State of Kuwait’s contribution of US$ 100 million to support UNHCR operations aiding Syrians.

“I am very grateful to the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the government and people of Kuwait for this major contribution. Kuwait has again proven to be a solid supporter of UNHCR and our work. These funds are urgently needed to provide life-saving support to those fleeing the conflict in Syria, as well as those displaced inside the country," said High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.

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Kuwait Donates US$5 Million to IOM for Syria Crisis Appeals

Switzerland - IOM has welcomed a USD 5 million donation from the Government of Kuwait that will provide a lifeline for thousands of Syrians impacted by the conflict, which began in 2012 and is now affecting over 12 million people in Syria and the region.

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Kuwait's stateless: Not giving up the fight

By Sarnata Reynolds

On March 2, a 14-year-old boy named Ali Habib was put in a Kuwaiti jail and charged with disturbing the peace. He had been arrested while participating in a peaceful demonstration for the right to citizenship, one of many in a decades-long movement demanding that Kuwait’s stateless people, called the bedoon, be recognized as citizens.

After two days Ali was released, but eight other stateless activists remain in jail on trumped-up charges including participating in an “illegal gathering” and “damaging police property.”

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World + 16 others
Natural Disasters in the Middle East and North Africa: A Regional Overview

The interplay of natural disasters, rapid urbanization, water scarcity, and climate change has emerged as a serious challenge for policy and planning.

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Kuwait supports IOM, donates US$ 500,000

Kuwait has donated US$500,000 to IOM to support its work in the Gulf State and abroad.

The annual contribution reflects the importance that Kuwait attributes to temporary contractual labour management, due to the vast number of overseas contract workers, mainly from South and South East Asia, whom it hosts.

Foreign labourers currently account for some 40% of the population and are predominately employed in the country’s construction and service sectors.

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Conflits et migration pèsent sur la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient

Le Directeur général de la FAO intervient à la Réunion ministérielle de la Conférence régionale pour le Proche-Orient

27 février 2014, Rome – L'aggravation de la situation de la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient est liée non seulement aux problèmes structurels de production vivrière et de dépendance croissante vis-à-vis des importations alimentaires, mais aussi aux conflits, aux flux de réfugiés et aux migrations, a déclaré aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

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Conflict and migration worsening food security in the Near East

FAO Director-General addresses Ministerial Meeting of the Organization’s Regional Conference for the Near East

27 February 2014, Rome - The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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UNDP to Build USD 58 million Waste Water Treatment Plant in Gaza With Japan and Kuwait Funding through Islamic Development Bank

Gaza – 25 February 2014 – The Palestinian Water Authority, Coastal Municipalities Water Utility, Khan Younis Municipality and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed today a USD 58 million agreement to construct the Khan Younis Waste Water Treatment Plant in the Gaza Strip.

The implementation, construction and co-financing of the Plant will be through UNDP, in partnership with the Coastal Municipalities Water Utility, with funds from the Government of Japan and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development through the Islamic Development Bank.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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National campaign to support Syrian people raises USD 6.7 mln-donations in first day

KUWAIT, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Relief Organization (KRO) launched Sunday, in cooperation with the Ministry of Information, a three-day national fund-raising campaign to offer a helping hand to war-traumatized Syrian refugees.

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Kuwait donates USD 10 million to Philippines -- ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has donated USD 10 million to the people of the Philippines to help in coping with effects of the Haiyan typhoon that swept the nation in November.
The donation was given to the Asian country upon instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, said the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines, Walid Al-Kanderi, in a statement released by the embassy on Friday.

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Secretary-General's remarks at the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference on Syria

UN Secretary-General addresses Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference in Kuwait as donors pledge $1.3 billion, against $6.5 billion estimated to be needed to help Syrians.