23 January 2015, Damascus – As the conflict in Syrian Arab Republic approaches its fifth year, shortages in medicines has become an increasingly acute nationwide problem. The concerted efforts of health responders to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people, especially children with cancer, are undermined by the lacking availability of life-saving treatments.
By Mubarak Al-Hajri
BEIRUT, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti military plane carrying humanitarian and relief aid for Syrian refugees arrived in the Lebanese capital Thursday.
AMMAN, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (Al-Turath) and Al-Najat Charitable Society on Monday offered USD 800,000 in aid for the Palestinian people and Syrian refugees in Jordan through three Palestinian and Jordanian relief agencies.
The funds include USD 518,000 and USD 276,000 from Al-Turath to the Palestinian Al Zakah Committee of Jerusalem and the Jordanian Al-Takaful (Solidarity) Association respectively.
BEIRUT, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese Red Cross lauded here Friday Kuwait's generous humanitarian contributions to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, affirming that providing relief aid to the refugees was important especially during the cold winter season.
Head of northern branch of the Lebanese Red Cross Youssef Boutros told KUNA that Kuwait Red Crescent Society's (KRCS) campaign provided some much needed assistance to the Syrian refugees facing the harsh winter cold.
IOM and UNICEF recently signed an agreement for the provision of a protective learning environment for internally displaced children in the governorate of Lattakia. IOM will in turn contribute 12 refurbished shipping containers that UNICEF will use as classrooms for the benefit of 1,000 displaced school children.
The UN estimates that 7.6 million are displaced inside Syria, of whom 3.5 million are children. Education provides a track of hope and support for children to re-build their lives even in displacement sites.
AMMAN, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Joint Relief Committee (KJRC) on Thursday started the second phase of distributing USD 385,000-worth of relief aid to Syrian refugees in different parts of Jordan.
The first phase was completed in August through cooperation with a number of Kuwaiti charities under wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, said Head of KJRC delegation Tamer Al-Saheeb.
As a part of this phase, food packages will be distributed to 9,200 Syrian families across Jordan, he added.
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA 1st Meeting (AM)
Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2015 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials estimated that the chronically underfunded Agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.
General Situation during November 2014 Forecast until January 2015
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The massive displacement of people from and inside the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) as a consequence of the unrelenting conflict in that country has dominated concerns regionally and internationally, threatening the social, political and economic balance of the neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees. Despite the lack of prospects for a short-term resolution of the situation, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon have demonstrated great generosity in welcoming the Syrian refugees and assisting them.
AMMAN, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) donated USD 18 million to Jordan Sunday as part of Kuwait's efforts to help regional countries cope with influx of Syrian refugees.
The grant agreement was signed by KFAED Director General Abdulwahab Al-Bader and Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ibrahim Saif.
The bulk of the donation, USD 15 million, would fund the improvement of health care for Syrian refugees, Al-Bader told KUNA after the signing ceremony.
VAN, Turkey, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Chairman and Amiri Diwan's Advisor Abdullah Al-Maatouq on Friday opened the Kuwaiti-funded "Humanitarian Leader" village in the eastern Turkish city of Van.
In 2011, a destructive earthquake hit the city, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. It has a long history as a major urban area.
NEW YORK, Nov 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has set aside donations totaling USD 6.4 million to various UN agencies for 2015, it was announced on Monday.
Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi made the announcement at the UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities.
The announcement by Kuwait that tens of thousands of stateless people in the country known as the Bidun might be able to obtain “economic citizenship” of the Union of the Comoros, an impoverished archipelago off eastern Africa, is a shameless betrayal of Kuwait's international human rights obligations, said Amnesty International.
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the celebration in honour of the Amir of Kuwait, delivered by Abdullah al Matouq, the Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy for Kuwait, in Cairo today:
I thank the League of Arab States for hosting today’s event in Cairo to honour the Amir of Kuwait for his contribution to humanitarian assistance. The United Nations strongly appreciates the leadership of His Highness the Amir in bringing people together to advance the humanitarian agenda.
BAGHDAD, 29 October 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has deployed a ten-person emergency team of telecommunications and logistics experts in Iraq to ensure humanitarian partners are equipped with the means to provide rapid delivery of aid to people in need.
After 50 days of violence, Gaza became in desperate need for urgent relief operations to salvage communities affected by the crisis, and rebuild and repair the wiped-out buildings and damaged infrastructure in the Strip.
Local and foreign humanitarian agencies were called on to mobilise their resources and staff to respond to the urgent needs in the Strip, and among the first organisations to rush to the scene was the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) who succeeded in delivering basic and vital aid like food, medications and other health services to many Palestinian families.
10/12/2014 - 19:49 GMT
by Jo Biddle and Jay Deshmukh
International donors pledged about $5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.
The conference in Cairo aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a 50-day July-August war between Israel and Hamas.
"The participants pledged approximately $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros)," said Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende, reading out a closing statement at the conference which Norway co-hosted.
7 October 2014 - The almost 4-year long conflict in Syria has left the health system severely disrupted, and devastated the country in terms of available health professionals as the numbers have dwindled to approximately 45% of those active before 2011. As a result, hundreds of thousands of civilians are being exposed to acute health threats.
Alia lives in Mouadamiya, Rural Damascus – an area which was under siege for almost 2 years. She stayed in her house with her family, deprived of sufficient food, water and medicines for her heart condition.
DUBAI, 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - Gulf countries are ramping up their overseas aid spending by providing hundreds of millions of dollars to emergencies both in the Middle East and further afield while at the same time broadening multilateral engagement and joining global debates on aid effectiveness.
By Yasmine El-Sabawi
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to Washington Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah presented on Wednesday a USD 1 million donation for American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) to help the Palestinian children.
The organization enjoys a long partnership with the State of Kuwait in building schools for, and supplying medicines, food and clothing to, the Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon.