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21 May 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, May 20 (KUNA) ­­ The first Kuwaiti shipment of relief aid has been delivered to the Yemeni people, said a Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) official on Wednesday.

The shipment consists of 40 tons of medical supplies, said Khaled Al­Mutairi, in charge of emergency and disaster relief aid at KRCS, in a phone call to KUNA from the town of Shurora in south of Saudi Arabia.

15 May 2015 description

15 May 2015, Damascus – After 4 years of conflict in Syria, over 50% of the population does not have access to safe drinking- water and proper sanitation. The innumerable disruptions in water supply services and the significant increase of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have added additional burden on the water supply infrastructure. This has resulted in outbreaks of waterborne diseases, such as hepatitis A and typhoid, rendering millions vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses.

11 May 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BEIRUT, May 10 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti military aircraft carrying 11 tonnes of relief, submitted by the Kuwaiti Supreme Committee for Relief of Syrian Refugees, landed in Beirut on Sunday evening.

The shipment includes food products, milk, children's sweets and other relief items, Abdullah Al-Kamali, an official tasked with overseeing the operation told KUNA.

He highlighted that the relief had been made available thanks to the generous contributions of the Kuwaiti people, whose sole aim is to ease the burden on Syrian refugees in Lebanon and other neighbouring nations.

07 May 2015 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.03 billion. The largest recipient wasSyria, with US$ 465 million, followed by Iraq with US$ 88.6 million. Yemen recently launched a Flash Appeal requesting $273.7 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 17.4% funded with a 82.6% shortfall.

06 May 2015 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (5 May 2015) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (Kuwait Fund) to support the Community-Managed Irrigated Agriculture Sector Project in Nepal.

Under the agreement, Kuwait Fund will provide additional, parallel financing of KD$5million dinars ($17 million equivalent) to expand irrigation coverage, which should increase agricultural productivity, and improve community irrigation systems management.

04 May 2015 description
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General Situation during April 2015
Forecast until mid-June 2015

29 Apr 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BEIRUT, April 28 (KUNA) ­­ A Kuwaiti airplane arrived in Beirut Tuesday loaded with 33 tons of humanitarian aid sent by Kuwait Higher Relief Committee for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Bader Al­Shamrouk, head of the committee's delegation, said the aid supplies included food, wheelchairs, blankets, clothes and other basic relief aid.

28 Apr 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, April 27 (KUNA) -- The cabinet, acting upon His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's instructions, allocated Monday USD three million in urgent aid for victims of an earthquake that hit Nepal and parts of India and Bangladesh.

15 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

Washington, April 13, 2015 – Kuwait today announced its contribution of US$15 million to the World Bank administered Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP) multi-donor Trust Fund.

The contribution will help support urgent budgetary needs of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and provide support for ongoing economic reforms. It will help provide education, health, municipal and other services for the Palestinian people. This amount is in addition to the US$280 million that Kuwait has provided to the PRDP multi-donor trust fund since 2008.

31 Mar 2015 description

Kuwait City, Kuwait | | Tuesday 3/31/2015 - 17:55 GMT

by Omar Hasan

International donors pledged $3.8 billion on Tuesday to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir warned was the worst in "modern history".

UN chief Ban Ki-moon told participants at the meeting in Kuwait that four out of five people in Syria were living in "poverty, misery and deprivation".

"The Syrian people are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time," he said.

30 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kuwait, 30 March 2015- As the Syria crisis enters its fifth year, UNICEF has been on the ground to meet the most urgent needs of children, with invaluable support from donors.

The State of Kuwait, one of UNICEF’s largest donors to the Syria crisis, has contributed nearly 90 million US$ to provide life-saving assistance to children impacted by the ongoing conflict.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, March 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have pledged over USD half billion in aid for the Syrian people, during a meeting of NGOs in Kuwait on Monday.

NGOs met in Kuwait to provide aid for some 12.5 million Syrian people, who are either internally displaced or refugees in five neighboring countries - Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon - pledging USD 506 million.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, March 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-based International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) Monday announced USD 10 million pledge for the Syrian refugees.

IICO chief Abdullah Al-Maatouq, addressing a meeting of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), announced the USD 10 million pledge to help the Syrian people, who were either internally displaced or refugees in neighboring countries.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

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KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti, UN and charity officials pinned hope the Third International Pleding Humanitarian Conference for Syria would meet its objectives and thus alleviate suffering of millions of Syrians, internally displaced and refugees in neighboring countries.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

GENEVA, March 26 (KUNA) - - The State of Kuwait grants the International Labour Organization (ILO) half a million US dollars, bringing the State's total contributions dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States to USD 3.5 million since 2009.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Yusuf Al-Tattan

WASHINGTON, March 25 (KUNA) -- Washington-based Syrian activists commended Kuwait's hosting of an upcoming donors' conference for the Syrian people, calling for helping Syrian refugees start small business to guarantee sustainable income.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, March 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Islamic Revival Society donated USD 605,000 to the Palestinian Zakat (alms) Al-Quds Committee and the Jordanian Takaful (solidarity) Society on Tuesday, part of the Gulf country's commitment to helping the Syrian and Palestinian people.

Kuwait Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij handed over USD 363,000 donation to Ashraf Salhab, Secretary General of the Zakat Al-Quds, and USD 242,000 to vice-president of the Takaful Society Khaled Nawasreh.

23 Mar 2015 description

Amman

The Government of Kuwait has today issued an annual contribution of US$ 2 million to the UNRWA General Fund. The generous contribution helps ensure UNRWA can continue to provide crucial health, education, relief and social services for Palestine refugees.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, March 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has committed itself on the official and non-government levels to easing the burden on Syrians displaced as a result of the conflict in their country which started just over four years ago.

Humanitarian campaigns launched by Kuwaiti charity organisations only a few months after the start of the conflict, focused on neighbouring countries which started to host fleeing refugees like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. They provided families with food, education for their children, healthcare and shelter.