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06 Dec 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Dec 5 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait has distributed food aid to some 50,000 displaced Iraqis in the war­torn city of Mosul.

Speaking to KUNA on Monday, Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al­Kandari said that Kuwait's General Consulate is overseeing aid given to displaced families residing in camps across Mosul.

On the aid, which also encompasses educational assistance, a total of 8,500 food baskets that are a month's worth of supply were distributed to displaced families, Al­Kandari noted.

04 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

BAGHDAD, 01 December 2016 – As the crisis in Iraq deepens, UNICEF continues to be at the frontlines to meet the urgent needs of the country’s most vulnerable girls and boys, with the invaluable support from donors.

The State of Kuwait has been a generous donor to UNCEF’s work to help the children affected by the crisis in Iraq.

21 Nov 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait on Sunday continued offering urgent humanitarian aid to the people in Mosul as part of the "Kuwait by your side" campaign.

Today, aid is being offered to Iraqis in Mosul's neighborhood of Al-Samah, recently retaken from the so-called Islamic State (IS).

In a statement to KUNA, Director of the city's township of Bartla Ali Mohammad, expressed gratitude to the State of Kuwait for its humanitarian initiative offering relief aid to Mosul's people in the re-captured areas.

15 Nov 2016 description

Dubai – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of Kuwait to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria.

WFP will use the funds to provide a nutritious school snack of date bars for more than 450,000 children as well as provide nearly 240,000 children with Plumpy Doz, a special nutritional supplement that prevents and treats malnutrition. The contribution will also allow WFP to provide rice to meet the food needs of more than one million people for one month.

14 Nov 2016 description

GENEVA, 14 November 2016 (UNHCR) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is delighted to announce that the State of Kuwait has made a significant new contribution to support efforts to protect and assist refugees affected by the Syria crisis.

08 Nov 2016 description

The United Iraqi Medical Society For Relief & Development – UIMS Funded by Kuwait Society For Relief, through (Kuwait By Your Side) campaign, inaugurated Al-Kuwait Al-Awla Prefab School for IDP Students in IDPs camps in Amiriyat Al-Fallujah in Anbar, which is out of 5 prefab schools as a first step, 2 of them in Saladdin, 1 in Dayala, & 2 in Anbar. The prefab school included 18 classroom, each classroom covers 34 students of the IDP Students in Amiriyat Al-Fallujah.

01 Nov 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

NEW YORK, Nov 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwait announced it has donated USD four million in support of the activities of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Syria and surrounding countries.

Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi told KUNA that he handed the Executive Director of UNICEF Anthoy Lake the donation to alleviate the sufferings of Syrian people in need without being biased to any particular party.

30 Oct 2016 description
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WHO: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates
WHEN: 30 October – 8 November 2016

28 Oct 2016 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is very pleased to announce a contribution of US$ 5 million received from the State of Kuwait in support of the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. This follows pledges made by Kuwait at the Fourth International Pledging Conference in London earlier this year.

Acknowledging this generous donation from Kuwait Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl stated:

28 Oct 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Oct 27 (KUNA) ­ Kuwait's Consulate General in Irbil on Thursday distributed 1,850 food packages on Syrian refugees in camps on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.

Kuwait will continue to provide aid to alleviate the suffering of displaced people and refugees, in line with the humanitarian approach of the country, and at behest of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al­Ahmad Al­Jaber Al­Sabah, the "Humanitarian Leader." said Kuwaiti Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al­Kandari.

26 Oct 2016 description

Dahuk, 25 Oct 2016: WHO in collaboration with Dahok Directorate of Health (DOH), Sassari University, and Associazione Italiana Solidarietà tra I Popoli (AISPO) opened on 12 Oct 2016 the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Heevi Pediatric Hospital in Dahuk. With

25 Oct 2016 description

Asia: Catching the wave of success

As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.

The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has continued providing humanitarian aid to the displaced Iraqi people in the Kurdistan Region.

Up to 5,400 food baskets were distributed on Sunday to the internally displaced persons in the region, Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al-Kandari told KUNA.

The consulate is keen on delivering humanitarian aid to the displaced in all cities of the region, mainly whose who are in a dire need of assistance, he said.

19 Oct 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has delivered humanitarian aid to displaced residents of the Iraqi Nineveh Governorate, currently living in Irbil city. Kuwait provided 2,500 food baskets for displaced residents of Mosul city, Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al-Kandari told KUNA Tuesday. He added that this stage involved delivering 50,000 baskets for all cities in Kurdistan region. Those in Mosul are going through difficult times as the battle to liberate the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS) has started, said Al-Kandari.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

30 Sep 2016 description
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The people of the Arab region face an uncertain future. Millions are fleeing their homes to escape violence and millions more remain trapped by conflict or in occupied territory. The expanding population is placing increasing strain on the environment through unsustainable consumption of limited water supplies and abundant energy resources. The rentier economy that prevails in many countries has proven unable to adapt to new realities or absorb the growing and increasingly youthful labour force.

04 Sep 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Sept 4 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait's General Consulate in Iraq's Kurdistan announced on Sunday that 1,850 food parcels, provided by Kuwait Red Crescent Society, have been distributed to Iraqis from Mosul who have taken up refuge in Debka camp near Irbil.

Dr. Omar Al-Kanderi, the General consul, indicated to KUNA that aid would also be given to other Iraqis who had fled Ninawa and Al-Qura, adding that the Kuwaiti mission would supervise delivery of livestock to the needy on Eid Al-Adha.

02 Sep 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- A meeting of nations concerned with the humanitarian crisis in Syria aims to examine conditions in the war-torn nation and lay out plans to deal with the crisis, Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Dr. Abdullah Al-Matouq said Thursday.

Al-Matouq was speaking at the eighth meeting of "Key Donors for Syria", with representatives of nations neighboring Syria, United Nations (UN) coordinators and a representative of the World Bank in attendance.

18 Aug 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Abdelsalam Al-Salat

KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Through its efforts in helping people around the globe, the State of Kuwait will mark the United Nation's World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.

In recent history, Kuwait had played an integral part in launching several humanitarian initiatives to make sure that the suffering and the pain felt by the disadvantaged and the needy worldwide would be lessened.