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Kuwaiti aid to WHO improves health for Syrians affected by conflict

21 August 2014, Geneva -- A US$45 million donation to the World Health Organization from Kuwait has saved the lives and addressed the health needs of millions of people affected by the conflict in Syria, a new WHO report says.

The much needed funds have been used to provide essential health care in both government- and opposition-controlled areas within Syria, as well as in neighbouring countries struggling to cope with 2.9 million Syrians who have taken refuge in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey.

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Kuwait distributes 9,400 food packages to Syrian refugees in Jordan

AMMAN, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Higher Committee for Syrian Refugees Relief began Monday providing food aid to Syrian refugees living at various areas in the Kingdom.

The food aid, valued at USD 3,850, will be distributed in 9,400 packages that are presented by Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs within the framework of the urgent relief program for the Syrian people.

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Kuwait's Direct Aid Society offer relief aid to flood-affected Sudanese

KHARTOUM, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Direct Aid Society has provided urgent relief aid to about 1,500 Sudanese families whose houses were swept away by recent torrential rains and floods. "The aid is meant to alleviate the suffering of the affected people and provide them with their urgent needs," Director of Direct Aid Society's Bureau here Alman Sidati told KUNA Wednesday.

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Kuwaiti plane-load of relief aid to Gaza arrives in Cairo

CAIRO, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- A third plane-load of relief aid, consisting of 20 tons of medicine, sent by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to the Palestinian people in Gaza, touched down here on Tuesday. With this shipment, KRCS will have sent up to 40 tons of relief aid to the beleaguered people in Gaza, said KRCS mission chief here in Cairo, Khaled Al-Zaid,in a statement to KUNA.

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Kuwait delivers urgent medical aid to Gaza Strip

CAIRO, Aug 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) delivered today medical aid to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to distribute them to hospitals that lack medical materials due to Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip.

A KRCS team of volunteers has delivered tons of medical aid to its Palestinian counterpart to hand them to hospitals in Gaza, Khaled Al-Zaid, head of KRCS mission for the relief of the Palestinian people in Gaza, stated to KUNA.

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Kuwait Contribution To WFP Brings Food To Iraqis Displaced By Violence

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the government of Kuwait to help bring desperately-needed food to thousands of Iraqi families displaced from their homes due to the conflict that started in Mosul in June.

This contribution is part of a US$9.5 million total contribution from Kuwait to UN agencies and the International Organization of Migration to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the displaced people in Iraq.

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OCHA commends Kuwait for its support to Iraqis in need

(Geneva 22 July 2014): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today thanked the State of Kuwait for its swift disbursement of US$9.5 million to UN humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

The generous donation was allocated to the UN refugee agency UNHCR ($3 million), the UN’s children’s fund UNICEF ($2 million), World Food Programme ($2 million), World Health Organisation ($1.5 million) and the International Organization for Migration ($1 million).

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Bosnia exalts KRCS support for victims of floods

SARAJEVO, July 18 (KUNA) -- Bosnia and Herzegovina's Minister of Human Rights and Refugees Damir Ljubic lauded the efforts exerted by Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) in supporting the victims of devastating floods that swept the country mid-May.

Ljubic made this remark during a meeting with chief deputy of KRCS Anwar Al-Hasawi and member of KRCS' board Abdulrahman Al-Own. The meeting was held at Kuwaiti embassy in the presence of Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Nasser Al-Mutairi.

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Kuwait donates USD 10 mln for Palestinians, calls for int'l protection for them

CAIRO -- Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also called on the importance of Israel's compliance with international resolutions and international law.

He warned against the dangerous developments in Gaza, and affirmed Kuwait's firm "moral, political and financial" support of the Palestinian people.

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Kuwait delivers 2,200 aid packages to Jordan

AMMAN, July 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Embassy in Jordan handed 2,200 aid packages to over 120 charity societies in Jordan on Saturday, to provide families in need with essential items during Ramadan.

The Embassy hands out aid to families in Jordan in Ramadan of each year, under direct orders from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

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UN welcomes $10 million donation from Kuwait for humanitarian aid in Iraq [EN/AR]

(Geneva 9 July 2014): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today welcomed the generous contribution of US$9.5 million from the State of Kuwait to UN humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

An additional $500,000 from Kuwait has been allocated to the Kuwait Red Crescent Society and the International Islamic Charity Organisation.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (30 June 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.216 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 593 million, followed by Afghanistan with US$ 241 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 30.6% funded with a 69.4% shortfall.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.5 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.9 billion (30%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.6 billion (70%).

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Kuwaiti envoy delivers Ramadan donation to Sudanese university

KHARTOUM, July 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to Sudan Talal Al-Hajeri on Wednesday delivered a financial donation made by Kuwait to the International University of Africa for providing Ramadan meals to students.

The donation, amassed by state charity Zakat House, was delivered to the university's deputy president for administrative and finance affairs Hatem Othman.

Othman praised the huge role carried out by Kuwaiti philanthropic organisations and charities, and the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in support of the university.

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Kuwait to send urgent aid to displaced Iraqis

06/29/2014 15:07 GMT

KUWAIT CITY, June 29, 2014 (AFP) - Kuwait said on Sunday it is sending urgent humanitarian aid to thousands of Iraqis who have been displaced by ongoing fighting in the neighbouring Arab country.

"The council of ministers decided to send urgent humanitarian aid to Iraqis who have been displaced as a result of deteriorating security situation," the cabinet said in a statement.

The statement said the aid would be distributed through the United Nations. It did not specify the amount of aid.

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Kuwait's contributions to Syrian refugees "life-saving" - UN officials

By Bader Al-Sharhan

KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has been at the fore of countries helping Syrian refugees inside Syria and in neighboring countries, contributing massively to save lives of those in need, two officials of the UN refugees agency (UNCHR) said Monday.

Daniel Endres, Director of External Relations Division, said Kuwait's USD 800 million contributions during the first and second donors conference to help the Syrian people "have been absolutely vital."

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Kuwaiti tanker concludes its rescue of refugees off Italian coast

By Osama Jalal

KUWAIT, June 17 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has concluded rescuing a large number of refugees whose boat capsized off the coast of Italy, said KOTC CEO Shiekh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah on Tuesday.

In a statement to KUNA, Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah said one of the company's tankers, the Al-Salmi, was bound for Italy in the early hours of the day when it received an urgent distress call from Italian coastguards regarding illegal immigrants whose boats had capsized at sea.

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2nd Kuwaiti relief aid campaign for flood-affected Bosnia-Herzegovina begins

SARAJEVO, May 30 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti embassy in Sarajevo, along with several charitable societies, began Friday the second Kuwaiti relief aid campaign for Bosnia-Herzegovina which was hit by floods this month.

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Naser Al-Muatiri said that around 45 tons of relief aid material would be distributed to those affected by the floods.

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Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 7, Issue 19, Sunday 11 May 2014

Concern remains following spike in MERS-CoV cases

The recent spike in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO remains a concern. So far, ten countries in the region have reported cases of MERS-CoV. While in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates, both community and hospital-acquired infections continue to be reported, sporadic cases, mostly imported and travel associated, have been reported in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen in recent time.

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Kuwait Int'l Forum on humanitarian work concludes

KUWAIT, May 7 (KUNA) -- The First Kuwait International Forum for Humanitarian Workers concluded Wednesday with a renewed commitment to the international humanitarian law by all parties. The participants pledged to work together for enhancing the culture of partnership and coordination locally and internationally.

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Society Kuwait donates USD 120,000 to Palestine's Gulf educational institution

AMMAN, May 5 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij handed a USD 120,000 donation to the Gulf educational institution in Palestine. The donation is from the Ministry of Awqaf (Endowment) and Islamic Affairs.

"The State of Kuwait is considered of the institution's major supporters," Chairwoman Amna Al-Aawoor told KUNA, adding "the institution's activities cover Gaza and the West Bank." Al-Aawoor pointed out that the donation will go to the construction of a 650-square-meter floor in the college for technology and science in Palestine.

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