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.
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.
BADIL Resource Center for Residency and Refugee Rights (BADIL) has published the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons since 2002. This edition of the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (Volume VIII) focuses on Palestinian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the period between 2013 and 2015. Unless stated otherwise, statistical data and estimates of the size of this population have been updated in accordance with figures from the end of 2014.
KUWAIT, Nov 12 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Supreme Committee for Relief (KSCR) announced that medical aid worth USD five million arrived in Yemen to be distributed to Yemenis in a bid to alleviate their suffering.
In a press statement Thursday, Dr. Mohammad Al-Sharhan, head of heath committee affiliated to the KSCR, said a shipment of medicines arrived at Aden Airport and will be distributed to hospitals and medical centers in the southern governorates across the country.
By Arwa Al-Woqayyan
IRBIL, Nov 10 (KUNA) -- Representative of the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iraq Bruno Guido praised here on Tuesday Kuwait's generous donations for the refugees which helped improve lives of many.
Guido said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that Kuwait's USD 20 million donation was allocated for the Commission and was used to provide non-food items to the Kurdistan region, indicating that more donations will be given to them.
By Mukhles Khushnaw IRBIL, Nov 7 (KUNA)
Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) is planning to construct some 500 housing units for displaced people in Iraq's Kurdistan.
The visiting KRCS's executive, Yousef Al-Meraj, told KUNA that the construction of the housing units was to ease the pain of people, relocated in the country.
October 2015 – Trends
Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey
November 2015 – Watchlist
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BEIRUT, Oct 28 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has granted USD 30 million to Lebanon to aid Syrian refugees in that country.
The current grant is KFAED's second batch for the refugees, Tareq Al-Munayes, KFAED's economic advisor, told KUNA Wednesday following his meeting with Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Rasheed Derbas.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to multiple cholera outbreaks that could flare-up and threaten the health of more people if control measures are not intensified. More than 10 700 cholera cases and 170 deaths have been reported in five countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions as of 21 October 2015. WHO urgently requires more than US$ 5 million to ramp up its response to stem the tide of the cholera outbreaks ahead of the rainy season.
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (AM)
General Assembly President Urges Continuing Support in Absence of Solution to Palestinian Question, amid Broader Refugee Crisis
A total of 21 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2016 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials urged stable financing for the Agency against a backdrop of expanding crises in the Middle East.
KUWAIT, Oct. 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent sent 200 tons of food aid to Yemen due to the worsening humanitarian conditions in the war-ravaged country.
The ship carrying ten thousand food packages arrived in Yemen yesterday, the society's Chairman of the Board Hilal Al-Sayer told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday. the aid will be delivered to all areas of Aden Governorate, he added.
Meanwhile, Al-Sayer noted that the society will also send another 15,000 food packages (about 375 tons) to be delivered to different Yemeni governorates.
September 2015 – Trends
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen
Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia
October 2015 – Watchlist
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Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic
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AMMAN, Sept 22 (KUNA) Kuwait has donated a USD 15 million to support and to enable the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to help more than half a million Palestinian students to get their education this year.
Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad AlDuaij handed over this sum of money to the representative CommissionerGeneral of UNRWA Omar AlRifai, on Tuesday.
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As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees languish in camps or risk their lives to reach Europe, questions are being asked about why wealthy Gulf states have accepted so few.
By the end of August, more than four million Syrians had fled their country but very few if any refugees have been officially accepted by the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
August 2015 – Trends
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Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
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Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
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Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities
KHARTOUM, Aug 31 (KUNA) Kuwait delivered an initial humanitarian aid package of some 100,000 tuberculosis vaccines to Sudan on Monday as part of a total one million vaccines set to be delivered over the coming period.
The initiative is being carried out through cooperation between Kuwait's state Patients' Helping Fund Society (PHFS) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The Foreign Ministry on Sunday reiterated the importance of the electronic system on Kuwait's humanitarian and charity work whose first stage was launched on Thursday. The network connects the Kuwaiti donor, charity and humanitarian institutions with the ministry and diplomatic missions abroad, as well as foreign receivers of aid. The e-system was given the go-ahead by Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah during a training workshop organized by the humanitarian and charity work team at the ministry's follow-up and …