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18 Aug 2017 description

18 August 2017

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is deeply grateful for the receipt of the annual contribution of US$ 2 million from the Government of Kuwait in support of the Agency’s Programme Budget during a meeting held at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait on 17 August. The generous contribution assists in ensuring that UNRWA can continue to provide crucial health, education, relief and social services for Palestine refugees.

16 Aug 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti medical aid weighing 55 tons poured into the war-ravaged Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, the latest in a special campaign Kuwait has created for its Gulf neighbor.

Speaking to KUNA, Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil, the capital of the autonomous region of Kurdistan, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, said that Kuwait's Consulate General and the Kurdish government were overseeing the aid process, where medical supplies were delivered to hospitals across the region, all of which suffer from a dearth of equipment.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, Aug 10 (KUNA) - The "Kuwait by Your Side" humanitarian campaign distributed on Thursday 4,750 food packages to conflict-trumatized families in Yemen's Ibb Governorate.

A statement issued by the campaign quoted the rotating President of the Kuwaiti-Yemeni Relief Agency Showqi Ba'athim as saying that the campaign has implemented many aid projects in various Yemeni provinces.

Ba'athim affirmed that similar aid campaigns would be launched in different Yemeni provinces in the upcoming days.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, Aug 6 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait by Your Side" campaign on Sunday launched a project for the renovation and furnishing of 30 schools in Ad Dali' Governorate in southwestern Yemen.

This is part of the campaign's charity and relief activities in the Yemeni governorates, "Kuwait by Your Side" said in a statement.

It quoted the Governorate's Undersecretary Nabil Al-Afif as saying that the renovation project would help the education process to stabilize in Ad Dali'.

31 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, July 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Embassy in Tanzania celebrated the installation of six new water wells in two villages in Tanzania.

This takes the total number of Kuwait-funded wells in the African country to 35.

The wells are part of the "water well for each school" initiative launched by Kuwait Embassy in Tanzania and funded by a number of Kuwaiti bodies and charities.

29 Jul 2017 description

Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.


24 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, 24 July 2017 – As the humanitarian crisis in Yemen deepens and with no end in sight, UNICEF welcomes the latest contribution of over US$2 million from the State of Kuwait to support children affected by the acute watery diarrhoea /cholera outbreak.

24 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ERBID, Jordan, July 23 (KUNA) -- Some 174 Syrian students graduated from Jordan's Queen Rania Center at Yarmouk University after receiving grants worth a total USD 700,000 from Kuwait.

Addressing the ceremony, Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij reiterated the country's leading humanitarian role in support of the "Syrian brothers," inspired by Kuwait's political leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

18 Jul 2017 description

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14 Jul 2017 description

The Government of Kuwait has decided to extend financial assistance to Sri Lanka promoting the ties between the two countries.

Accordingly, the Government of Kuwait will provide assistance to several projects in Sri Lanka including promoting the Mushroom Cultivation Enterprise, providing school bags and stationeries to most needed children in war affected areas in the North and setting up a four-storied building to East Ceylon Arabic College in Addalichanai.

14 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, July 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Thursday delivered 30 tons of food aid to the eastern district of Iraqi city of Mosul. Public Relations Officer at Ronahee Foundation Saleh Mahdi told KUNA that 30 tons of essential food items have arrived in Mosul.

He lauded Kuwait's important and unmatched aid and support to Mosul's war victims.

Moreover, Mahdi thanked Kuwait for helping people facing severe malnutrition in the war-torn Iraqi city, as "mass starvation is threatening the lives of around 10,000 people.

13 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, July 12 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait is by your side" campaign on Wednesday handed out medical assistance to residents of an area in Yemen's Al-Dalea governorate to combat cholera epidemic.

Al-Dalea's health office has exerted many efforts, in collaboration with partners, to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the campaign said in a statement, citing Dr. Mohammad Abdullah, head of the office.

More than 14 centers has been opened to deal with cases diagnosed with cholera across the governorate, he added.

07 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

GAZA, July 6 (KUNA) -- Institutions from across the Palestinian national spectrum joined forces on Thursday for 13 agreements worth USD 3 million, financed by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).

21 Jun 2017 description

by Emma Batha

Total assistance rose for a fourth consecutive year, but the pace of growth slowed - one factor behind the slowdown may have been the lack of sudden large-scale disasters

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian aid hit a record $27.3 billion last year, but several leading donors in the Middle East slashed their contributions, data published on Wednesday showed.

21 Jun 2017 description

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year.

14 Jun 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, June 13 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) delivered on Tuesday its third batch of food aid to needy families in Iraq's southern Basra province.

Around 5,000 food baskets will be distributed to impoverished families in the Iraqi province all week long, said Kuwait's Consul General in Basra Yousef Al­Sabagh in a statement.