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28 Jun 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Arwa Al-Waqayan

KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday commended Kuwait for providing medical aid to victims of wars and conflicts all over the globe, adding that the country's only proviso is that refugees should receive the bulk of that aid.

Speaking to KUNA, WHO's official spokesperson Rana Saidani said that Kuwaiti donations given to Syrian refugees over the past three years now total USD 68 million, noting that the donations have ramped up the organization's ability to meet the medical needs of refugees.

17 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

“Neither safe nor sound”: Sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk

LONDON/PARIS, 16 June 2016 – Children experience sexual exploitation, violence and forced labour on a daily basis in the camps of Northern France, according to the findings of Neither Safe Nor Sound.pdf), a new UNICEF France and UNICEF UK study.

11 Jun 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BEIRUT, June 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has delivered 3,200 food baskets to Palestinian refugees residing in Lebanon.

In a statement to KUNA on Saturday, Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Dabour thanked Kuwait for the aid which is reflective of "deep-rooted Kuwaiti and Palestinian ties." Moreover, he underscored the importance of such aid to needy Palestinian families languishing in refugee camps in Lebanon.

04 Jun 2016 description

On 3 June 2016, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova signed a funding agreement with the Ambassador of Kuwait to UNESCO, Mr Meshal Hayat, to support the education of Lebanese youth affected by the Syrian crisis.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

30 May 2016 description

30 May 2016—Today, the General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) of Lebanon, with the support of IOM, opened the new arrival terminal of Aboudiyeh border post between Lebanon and Syria. The project is funded by the Government of Kuwait.

26 May 2016 description
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IRBIL, May 25 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has delivered humanitarian aid to some 750 internally displaced families in northern Irbil, part of a relief campaign encompassing the entire region of Kurdistan.

In comments to KUNA on Wednesday, Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Omar Al-Kandari noted that KRCS has collaborated with the General Consul in Irbil, to lend a helping hand to those displaced.

12 May 2016 description
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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
report Kuwait News Agency

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
map Maplecroft

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
report Kuwait News Agency

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
report Kuwait News Agency

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.