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26 Mar 2017 description
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KFAED's Director General Abdulwahab Al­Bader with President of the Lebanese Council for Development and Reconstruction Nabil Al­Jassar during the signature ceremony

By Farah Al­Faraj BEIRUT, March 25 (KUNA) ­­ The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has offered Lebanon a loan at a cost of KD 11.2 million (USD 36.9 million) to provide the country with a steady supply of water used for consumption and irrigation.

24 Mar 2017 description
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RIYADH, March 23 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait by your side" campaign launched six water projects in Marib governorate in Yemen with a cost of USD 500,000.

A statement by the Yemeni-Kuwaiti Relief Agency said on Thursday that these water projects will be implemented in 4 districts in the Yemeni governorate, where more than 60,000 persons are waiting for assistance.

22 Mar 2017 description
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ANKARA, March 21 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) on Tuesday signed with Turkey three agreements worth USD 15 million to contribute to the response plan of Syrian refugees living in the Turkish cities of Gaziantep, Kilis and Sanliurfa.

The agreements were signed by KFAED's Director General Abdul-Wahab Al-Bader and Mayors of Gaziantep, Kilis and Sanliurfa, in the presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

19 Mar 2017 description
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IRBIL, March 18 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has delivered food and medical aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have fled violence in Mosul and are now staying at Irbil's southwestern Jamkur refugee camp.

18 Mar 2017 description
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ANKARA, March 17 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait's International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Friday with Turkey's Red Crescent on building joint strategic partnership to aid the poor and needy in war­torn countries.

For his part, IICO's President Dr. Abdullah Al­Maatouq praised the enthusiastic and cooperative spirit shown by the Turkish Red Crescent while signing the MoU, pointing out several common grounds between the Kuwaiti and Turkish institutions in the humanitarian action field.

17 Mar 2017 description
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BEIRUT, March 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) delivered on Thursday 500 food parcels to Syrian refugees in Lebanon's northernmost region of Akkar.

The head of the KRCS team, Qassem Ahmad, told KUNA that each portion is sufficient for a five-member family for a month.

The team has also inspected work of teams tasked with distributing bread, baked at local bakeries, to the refugees regularly, part of the ongoing and regular Kuwaiti relief efforts for relieving the Syrian refugees, totally estimated at 1.5 million.

16 Mar 2017 description
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ISTANBUL, March 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Al-Rahma International and "Ataa charity for relief and development" agreed on establishing a USD three million fund to support small Syrian enterprises. This came during the Syria's Developmental Vistas Conference which kicked off in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, with the participation of international charities, including co-organizers Al-Rahma. Ataa charity, involved in relief operations for the Syrian people, is registered in Turkey.

16 Mar 2017 description
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RIYADH, March 15 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait beside you" campaign launched Wednesday a project offering shelter aid to displaced Yemenis from governorates of Al-Hudaydah and Ta'iz in Al-Buraiqah Directorate, west of Aden.

Aid was delivered to 150 people, out of a total of 1,200 targeted by the campaign, the Yemeni-Kuwaiti Relief Agency said in a statement.

It added that Al-Buraiqah top official Hani Al-Yazidi lauded Kuwait's humanitarian role supporting them necessary household materials.

10 Mar 2017 description
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RIYADH, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has distributed the first batch of shelter aid to the directorate of Tur Al-Bahah district of Lahij Governorate for the internally displaced persons (IDP) from Taiz city as part of the ongoing Kuwaiti humanitarian campaign in Yemen.

The "Kuwait is by your side" campaign's aid included cooking gas cylinders, cooking tools, blankets, and other necessary supplies for displaced families from districts of Haifan, Habshi Mountain, Mafalees, and Gabeeta in Taiz city, the Kuwaiti-Yemeni Relief Agency said in a press statement Thursday.

10 Mar 2017 description
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By Mukhlis Khoshnaw

IRBIL, March 9 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait, with funds from Kuwait Relief Society, distributed on Thursday 750 food parcels to Iraqis who fled the embattled city of Mosul.

Dr. Omar Al-Kanderi, the general consul in Irbil, said in a statement to KUNA that the supplies were provided, in coordination with Al-Barzani Charity, to the Iraqi families that have settled outside refugee camps.

09 Mar 2017 description
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IRBIL, March 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Wednesday distributed some 1,500 food baskets to displaced Iraqis in the northwest of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan.

Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al-Kanderi told KUNA that the food aid has been provided by Kuwait Relief Society, in collaboration with local partners.

Moreover, he noted that the surge in Kuwaiti aid is part of the country's commitment to humanitarian endeavors all across the globe.

08 Mar 2017 description
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Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.

08 Mar 2017 description
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IRBIL, March 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Tuesday announced that it has sponsored some 4,000 orphans in Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, part of a campaign launched by Kuwait Relief Society.

Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al-Kanderi told KUNA that funds have been provided to the orphans in the northern Iraqi region, in a project that has been premeditated to meet the needs of displaced Iraqis, many of whom are living in penury.

07 Mar 2017 description
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IRBIL, March 6 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait distributed Monday 2,500 food baskets on Iraqi people displaced from Mosul, as part of Kuwait's humanitarian campaign to help civilians fleeing fighting and now settled in southern Irbil.

Kuwait Relief Society offered the food supplies for the Iraqis who were recently displaced from Mosul, Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al-Kandari said in a statement to KUNA.

03 Mar 2017 description

Erbil, 28 February 2017: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture in Iraq with participation of Head of Plant Protection and technical experts from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the State of Kuwait held the Regional Coordination Meeting and Training of Trainers workshop for surveillance, monitoring, control of Red Palm Weevil (RPW) Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in the three neighboring countries.

03 Mar 2017 description
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KUWAIT, March 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has inaugurated 16 water wells in a number of schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in cooperation with the Kuwaiti-based Mabanee Company.

The inauguration ceremony was held Thursday in presence of Kuwaiti Ambassador Jasem Al-Najem, Anwar Al-Hasawi, KRCS's Deputy Chairman, and Shuaa Al-Qati, Executive Director of Communication in Mabanee, KRCS said in a statement.

01 Mar 2017 description
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RIYADH, March 1 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait beside you" campaign on Wednesday launched a project for helping the displaced and other afflicted people in the areas of conflict in Yemen's Dhale Governorate. Aid was offered to 950 families in the directorate of Maris and neighboring areas, rotational head of the campaign Tareq Abdul-Wasea said in a press statement.

Abdul-Wasea, who is also member of the Yemeni-Kuwaiti Relief Agency, lauded Kuwait's "major positive role" providing urgent aid to the Yemeni people.

10 Feb 2017 description
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HATAY, Turkey, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti medical team arrived in the Turkish border region of Hatay on Thursday to treat injured Syrian refugees.

The team coordinator, Dr. Bassel Al-Shemmari, told KUNA that the expedition themed "medicine and cure," is the 11th to be conducted by the group, with supervision by the Kuwaiti Zakat House.

The Kuwaiti team, which groups elite doctors and surgeons, will organize dispatch of drugs and medical equipment to hospitals and medical centers in Syria.

10 Feb 2017 description
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IRBIL, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Thursday that a camp has been set up for displaced Iraqis south of Mosul funded by the State of Kuwait.

IOM's representative in Irbil Abdul Hamid Miran said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that in order to find a suitable shelter for displaced Iraqis from the city of Mosul, the organization has expanded the Qayyarah and Haj Ali's camps through erecting 900 new tents with support of the Government of Kuwait.