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17 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Monday offered 860 food packages to displaced Iraqis from Mosul who are staying in Irbil, in collaboration with Kuwait's General Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Today's food packages were offered to about 5,000 people, in cooperation with the Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), director of the catastrophes and emergency department at the KRCS Yusuf Fahd Al-Maraaj told KUNA.

16 Jan 2017 description


  • On 12 January 2017, a field hospital was launched in Bartalla. The hospital is run by Samaritan’s Purse and supported by WHO with financial aid from OFDA. At the time of the launch, the facility had treated up to 45 injured patients from Mosul within 96 hours.

  • A total of 3,254 casualty cases from Mosul have been recorded in two emergency hospitals in Erbil since 17 October 2016 to 14 January 2017. A total of 2,406 cases were also served at Trauma Stabilization Points, 196 of them were children and 654 women.

16 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Jan 15 (KUNA) ­­ The State of Kuwait has handed out 3,000 food baskets, in coordination with Mosul municipal council, to citizens of Wahda neighborhood liberated from the so­called Islamic State (IS) a week ago.

In a statement to KUNA on Sunday, head of Mosul municipal council Basma Baseem said that food baskets provided by Kuwait were doled out today to 3,000 displaced families of Mosul's Wahda neighborhood recently controlled by the Iraqi forces.

16 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Jan 15 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributed on Sunday 1,200 food baskets to displaced Iraqi families residing in camps in the autonomous region of Kurdistan.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

(WITH HUM-IRAQ-KUWAIT-AID) IRBIL, Jan 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has distributed food items to around 25,000 Iraqi displaced from Mosul and taken up refuge in Depkh camp, near Irbil.

Barazni Charity Foundation, under the supervision of Kuwait general consulate in Irbil, has handed over 3,500 food packages to around 3,500 displaced families (about 25,000 persons).

Head of distribution at Barazani Charity Foundation Mohammad Bahaldeen expressed appreciation to the Kuwait for its humanitarian assistance.

Kuwait gave out more than 170,000 food baskets last year. (end)

11 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Jan 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Tuesday distributed food baskets and heaters to some 1,500 displaced students in the war-torn northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Speaking to KUNA, Chairman of the Iraqi Medical Society Dr.

31 Dec 2016 description
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December 31 st , 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to mobilize shared relief interventions for the victims of war in Aleppo, at a total cost of $2,323,000.

On Thursday, 29 December, a high-profile delegation from KRCS visited QRCS's Mission in Turkey to sign the agreement. Headed by President, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, the KRCS delegation were received by Dr. Khalid Diab, Director, QRCS Relief and International Development, Doha, as well as top officials of the Mission.

28 Dec 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

Ankara, Dec 27 (KUNA) ­­ The Kuwait-­based Al Najat Charity society has doled out humanitarian aid to hundreds of Syrian refugees in southern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, on the borders with Syria.

Director of the humanitarian projects department at the society Thamer Al­Suhaib told KUNA that the aid included 50 tons of coal for heating, 600 food ration cards, 100 food baskets, 250 blankets, and considerable amount of winter clothes.

23 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

10 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)
18 governorates affected
3.1 million people displaced (IOM)
2.4 million people food insecure (WFP)
227,971 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)


  • In November, WFP reached 1.4 million Iraqis in all 18 governorates of Iraq through cash-based transfers (CBTs) and Family Food Rations (FFRs).

20 Dec 2016 description

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Iraq - The Government of Kuwait has donated USD 4 million to support IOM’s assistance to Iraqis displaced by military operations in Mosul.

Some 106,692 Iraqis have been displaced by Mosul operations since 17 October 2016. Many are in desperate need of life-saving humanitarian assistance, especially in the cold winter weather and rains.

19 Dec 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Dec 18 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait has provided around 6000 blankets for displaced Iraqis, many of whom have fled a war zone in the northern city of Mosul.

16 Dec 2016 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$3 million from the Government of Kuwait to provide emergency food assistance for thousands of Iraqi families affected by the ongoing crisis in Mosul.

12 Dec 2016 description

Baghdad, 12 December 2016— The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the generous support of the State of Kuwait through a US$ 5 million donation to help people in the city of Mosul obtain greater medical assistance, particularly the most vulnerable—women, children, the injured and people with special needs.

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.

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