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12 May 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BAGHDAD, May 11 (KUNA) -- Iraq received the first batch of Saudi Arabia's humanitarian aid for refugees in Anbar province, western Iraq, a senior official announced Wednesday.

Riyadh's total humanitarian aid to Baghdad, up to 315 tons, is to be sent to the Iraqi government in separate batches, and will be distributed to various areas in Anbar and other provinces, Suhaib Al-Raowi, Anbar's governor, said in a statement.

28 Apr 2016 description
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KUWAIT, April 27 (KUNA) -- Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yacoub Al-Sanea stressed Kuwait's keenness on backing humanitarian issues and aiding needy people regardless of their race, religion or sex across the world.

The minister made the statement in a speech while inaugurating the 15th meeting of General Assembly of International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) on Wednesday.

06 Apr 2016 description

Damascus – 06 April 2016 – With US$ 20 million funding support to WHO humanitarian response in the Syrian crisis, the Kuwaiti Government has boosted the provision of treatments for life-threatening chronic diseases in Syria.

“The Kuwaiti fund is being used to provide treatments for people with life-threatening diseases, such as diabetes, kidney failure, asthma, epilepsy, cancer and cardiovascular illness” says Ms Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative to Syria.

01 Apr 2016 description
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GAZA, March 31 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has praised Kuwait's continued support to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people, particularly the reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip.

In the name of President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the PNA expresses most gratitude to His Highness the Amir, government, and people of Kuwait for their generous grant to those affected by the Israeli war on Gaza, Minister of Housing and Public Works Mufeed Al-Hasaynah said in a press conference.

31 Mar 2016 description

Statelessness is a global problem - it affects half the world's countries - with an estimated 10-15 million people deprived of a nationality. The map shows the locations of stateless or at risk populations numbering 500 or more, highlighting countries with the highest concentration. The data is incomplete and contains estimates; 70% is not collected or acknowledged by the countries where the stateless live. The single largest cause of statelessness is inheritance of status, with at least 5 million stateless children and a new one born every 10 minutes.

26 Feb 2016 description
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The map shows that the countries which send and receive migrants in Asia and the Middle East all pose extreme or high risks to business of association with trafficking, according to Verisk Maplecroft’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Index. The impact of unethical brokers is critical across the recruitment corridors in the Middle East and Asia. Labour brokers play an essential and unavoidable role in providing workers to suppliers. But, during the recruitment journey, workers – and especially foreign migrants – may become exploited, for example, by paying large fees to one or multiple brokers.

23 Feb 2016 description
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KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The Bonyan charity is set to dispatch three relief convoys for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, the society's board chairman Soleiman Al-Shatti said on Tuesday.

The Kuwaiti charity's humanitarian aid comes at a time when Kuwait marks its national festivals and occasions, Al-Shatti told KUNA.

23 Feb 2016 description
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ABOU SAMRA, Lebanon, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) continued delivering aid to displaced Syrian families in northern Lebanon on Tuesday.

The teams delivered 400 food packages and 400 cleaning substances to Syrians in Abou Samra town in Tripoli city, head of the society's social committee Fawzeya Al-Nassar told KUNA. The official also hoped the society's continuous humanitarian aid would ease the suffering of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

23 Feb 2016 description

Kuwait - In close coordination with the Government of Kuwait, IOM has ‎provided Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) services to two victims of human trafficking from Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The two women have been living at Kuwait’s Government Shelter for Foreign Workers for five months and are IOM’s first AVRR cases from Kuwait.

04 Feb 2016 description
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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al­Ahmad Al­Jaber Al­Sabah on Thursday announced Kuwaiti contribution worth USD 300 million for aiding Syrian people for a three­ year period hoping such an initiative would help in alleviating their hardships.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

25 Jan 2016 description
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AMMAN, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has bankrolled 26 development projects in Jordan with USD 579.5 million in easy loans between 1962 and 2015, said Director General of KFAED Abdulwahab Al-Bader on Monday.

"Jordan is one of the main countries which have benefited from the KFAED's aid," Al-Bader said to KUNA following the signing of a grant agreement in Amman between the fund and the Jordanian government aiming to support Jordan's response to the crisis of Syrian refugees.

22 Jan 2016 description

By Iain Overton on 22 Jan 2016

In 2015, 21 countries were witness to suicide bomb attacks – the most countries ever impacted by this form of violence.

This finding by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) comes from their Global Explosive Violence Monitor. This monitor charts media reports of explosive harm suffered by civilians around the world.

AOAV’s data on suicide bombings for 2015 shows that:

08 Jan 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

by Mahmoud Boushehri

AMMAN, Jan 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has sought to be on top in humanitarian action, particularly, at the local level and in Arab states since its launch in 1966, placing all possible and available resources at the disposal of relieving crises or catastrophes-stricken peoples worldwide.

28 Dec 2015 description
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AMMAN, Dec 28 (KUNA) ­­ Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and Jordan signed, on Monday, two loan agreements and one grant for USD 70.6 million to fund development projects in Jordan.

The agreements were signed by Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund Abdlatif Yousef Al­Hamad, and by Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury.

22 Dec 2015 description
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48 Month Report
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Expenditure Report

Glide no. EQ-2011-000028-JPN

Period covered by this report: 11 March 2011 – 31 March 2015

Executive Summary

Four years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Tsunami of 11 March 2011, there are still about 220,000 people who are displaced from their homes, living in temporary housing, apartments provided by the municipalities or at relatives’ homes. Among them, approximately 80,000 people are still living in prefabricated temporary homes.

07 Dec 2015 description

This report sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk, including population growth, urbanisation, and conflict.

01 Dec 2015 description

November 2015 – Trends

Deteriorated situations

Bangladesh, France, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

Improved situations

Burkina Faso, Myanmar

December 2015 – Watchlist

Conflict risk alerts


  • Conflict resolution opportunities
26 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Nov 26 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) singed Thursday a KD 3.5 million (USD 11 million) loan agreement with South Sudan's government to contribute in building a hospital for women and children in Juba.

In a press statement, the Fund said that the project will support the development of the health sector in South Sudan and will meet the increasing need for good quality health care services for women and children in the city of Juba.

23 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, Nov 23 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al­Duaij handed over a collection of donations of USD 1.1 million to two charitable organizations supporting the Syrian refugees. The donations came from the Social Reform Society with USD 543,000, Al­Najat Charitable Society USD 563,000 and Revival of Islamic Heritage Society USD 73,000.