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01 Jul 2015 description
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ISTANBUL, July 1 (KUNA) - For the third consecutive day Kuwait Society for Relief continued its efforts to provide urgent assistance to the Syrian refugees in Turkey on Tuesday.

General Director of the Kuwaiti Society for Relief Abdulaziz Al-Obaid told KUNA that this aid distribution reached 500 families in Kerk khan area, noting that such aid consist of first aid, food, and financial assistance.

01 Jul 2015 description
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IRBIL, June 30 (KUNA) - The Consulate of the State of Kuwait in Arbil distributed on Tuesday 2,500 food parcels to some 700 internally displaced Iraqi families at Baharka camp on the outskirts of Irbil.

The project, which is supervised by the Zakat House and carried out in collaborated with Barzani Charity Foundation, mainly aims to support internally displaced people at camps and provide food aid to them, Kuwait's General Consul in Arbil Omar Al-Kandari told KUNA.

29 Jun 2015 description
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AMMAN, June 28 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait has launched a medical center at Al­Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, with a cost of USD 400,000 and an annual operating cost of USD 700,000.

Kuwait is continuously supporting Jordan in hosting Syrian refugees, Jordanian Minister of Health Ali Al Hayasat, who inaugurated the center with Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Hamad Al­Duaij, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

He noted the challenges facing Jordan to provide the increasing numbers of Syrian refugees with education, medical services, electricity and water.

28 Jun 2015 description
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Baghdad, 28 June 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, condemned the terrorist attack on Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait city on Friday describing it as “murderous”.

“This is a murderous terrorist act on innocent civilians who went to mosque for their Friday prayers, only to be met by this inhuman attack,” SRSG Kubiš said.

15 Jun 2015 description

14 June 2015, Damascus – The Government of Kuwait, one of WHO’s largest donors to the Syria crisis, has contributed an additional US$ 20 million to provide life-saving treatments to people impacted by the prolonged conflict inside Syria. The new funding brings Kuwait’s support to the war-affected Syrians in 3 years to US$ 65 million.

15 Jun 2015 description

Kuwait has donated US$15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, for its work with Palestine refugees across the Middle East. The donation was announced at a ceremony in Geneva on 11 June, with the funds being passed to UNRWA by His Excellency, Mr Mansour Al-Otaibi, the Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the UN at a ceremony held in New York today.

13 Jun 2015 description

IOM today welcomed the Government of Kuwait's contribution of US$10 million that will serve as an urgently needed lifeline for millions of Syrians affected by the crisis in Syria.

“We are extremely grateful to the Kuwaiti Government,” says IOM Director General William Lacy Swing. "Their generous contribution will have an enormous impact on the lives of Syrians. With this we can now sustain vital programmes as needs continue to rise sharply.”

Currently, there are 12.2 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance inside the country.

13 Jun 2015 description
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NEW YORK, 12 June 2015 – Millions of Syrian children will benefit from the generous US$45 million donation made by the Government of Kuwait, UNICEF said today. This brings Kuwait’s total donations to UNICEF in just three years to US$134.5 million to support the humanitarian response for Syrian children.

“After more than four years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Syria and across the region has grown more desperate – especially for the 5.6 million affected children living inside the country,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt.

12 Jun 2015 description

Kuwait has handed over US$121 million to the UN refugee agency to assist its efforts in dealing with the humanitarian situation resulting from the crisis in Syria.

At a ceremony in Geneva on Thursday evening, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warmly thanked and praised Kuwait’s ruler, government and people for the extreme generosity when he received a cheque for the amount from Abdullah Al Matouq, adviser to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Al Matouq is also the UN’s humanitarian envoy for Kuwait.

12 Jun 2015 description

GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a further generous contribution from the State of Kuwait in support of its emergency operations to assist the people of Syria, both inside the country as well as in neighbouring states hosting Syrian refugees.

Kuwait’s donation of US$45 million, was presented to WFP by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al-Matouq, Special Advisor of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) and the UN Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy.

12 Jun 2015 description

The State of Kuwait has made an important contribution to UNESCO Education Response to the Syria Crisis. At the solemn handover ceremony held today in the Palais des Nations, Mr Abdulaziz Almuzaini, Director of the UNESCO Geneva Office, received the cheque of US$ 5 million from Dr. Abdullah Al-Matouq, Advisor of His Highness Amir of the State of Kuwait and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy.

11 Jun 2015 description

(Geneva 11 June 2015): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today welcomed the announcement of an allocation of US$200 million from the State of Kuwait to help alleviate the suffering of people in Iraq.

Kuwait also announced the decision to allocate $100 million to help the people of Yemen.

“Kuwait’s decision to help people in need in Iraq and Yemen is testament to the increasing role Kuwait is playing in supporting humanitarian action across the world,” said Rashid Khalikov, OCHA Director Geneva.

10 Jun 2015 description
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KUWAIT, June 10 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait has donated USD 200 million for Iraq and USD 100 million to Yemen to improve the humanitarian conditions in the two countries, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The donation aims to ease the suffering of those in need, amidst the ongoing internal war­fares, said representative of the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jassem Al­Mubarki, on Wednesday, during his participation in the Middle East and North Africa consultative meeting on law and disasters.

04 Jun 2015 description
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WASHINGTON, June 4 (KUNA) -- Two days after the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) announced that its services will have to be cut within three months due to budgetary constraints Kuwait has pledged USD 15 million for the body to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria.

The funds will be added to Kuwait's annual USD two-million contribution to UNRWA, Kuwait's Ambassador to the UN, Mansour Al-Otaibi said Wednesday at the 'Sustaining Human Development and Protecting Rights of Palestine Refugees' summit.

21 May 2015 description
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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
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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.