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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.

04 May 2015 description
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General Situation during April 2015
Forecast until mid-June 2015

29 Apr 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BEIRUT, April 28 (KUNA) ­­ A Kuwaiti airplane arrived in Beirut Tuesday loaded with 33 tons of humanitarian aid sent by Kuwait Higher Relief Committee for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Bader Al­Shamrouk, head of the committee's delegation, said the aid supplies included food, wheelchairs, blankets, clothes and other basic relief aid.

28 Apr 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, April 27 (KUNA) -- The cabinet, acting upon His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's instructions, allocated Monday USD three million in urgent aid for victims of an earthquake that hit Nepal and parts of India and Bangladesh.

15 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

Washington, April 13, 2015 – Kuwait today announced its contribution of US$15 million to the World Bank administered Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP) multi-donor Trust Fund.

The contribution will help support urgent budgetary needs of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and provide support for ongoing economic reforms. It will help provide education, health, municipal and other services for the Palestinian people. This amount is in addition to the US$280 million that Kuwait has provided to the PRDP multi-donor trust fund since 2008.

31 Mar 2015 description

Kuwait City, Kuwait | | Tuesday 3/31/2015 - 17:55 GMT

by Omar Hasan

International donors pledged $3.8 billion on Tuesday to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir warned was the worst in "modern history".

UN chief Ban Ki-moon told participants at the meeting in Kuwait that four out of five people in Syria were living in "poverty, misery and deprivation".

"The Syrian people are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time," he said.

30 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kuwait, 30 March 2015- As the Syria crisis enters its fifth year, UNICEF has been on the ground to meet the most urgent needs of children, with invaluable support from donors.

The State of Kuwait, one of UNICEF’s largest donors to the Syria crisis, has contributed nearly 90 million US$ to provide life-saving assistance to children impacted by the ongoing conflict.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, March 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have pledged over USD half billion in aid for the Syrian people, during a meeting of NGOs in Kuwait on Monday.

NGOs met in Kuwait to provide aid for some 12.5 million Syrian people, who are either internally displaced or refugees in five neighboring countries - Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon - pledging USD 506 million.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, March 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-based International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) Monday announced USD 10 million pledge for the Syrian refugees.

IICO chief Abdullah Al-Maatouq, addressing a meeting of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), announced the USD 10 million pledge to help the Syrian people, who were either internally displaced or refugees in neighboring countries.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

(Roundup)

KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti, UN and charity officials pinned hope the Third International Pleding Humanitarian Conference for Syria would meet its objectives and thus alleviate suffering of millions of Syrians, internally displaced and refugees in neighboring countries.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

GENEVA, March 26 (KUNA) - - The State of Kuwait grants the International Labour Organization (ILO) half a million US dollars, bringing the State's total contributions dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States to USD 3.5 million since 2009.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Yusuf Al-Tattan

WASHINGTON, March 25 (KUNA) -- Washington-based Syrian activists commended Kuwait's hosting of an upcoming donors' conference for the Syrian people, calling for helping Syrian refugees start small business to guarantee sustainable income.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, March 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Islamic Revival Society donated USD 605,000 to the Palestinian Zakat (alms) Al-Quds Committee and the Jordanian Takaful (solidarity) Society on Tuesday, part of the Gulf country's commitment to helping the Syrian and Palestinian people.

Kuwait Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij handed over USD 363,000 donation to Ashraf Salhab, Secretary General of the Zakat Al-Quds, and USD 242,000 to vice-president of the Takaful Society Khaled Nawasreh.

23 Mar 2015 description

Amman

The Government of Kuwait has today issued an annual contribution of US$ 2 million to the UNRWA General Fund. The generous contribution helps ensure UNRWA can continue to provide crucial health, education, relief and social services for Palestine refugees.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, March 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has committed itself on the official and non-government levels to easing the burden on Syrians displaced as a result of the conflict in their country which started just over four years ago.

Humanitarian campaigns launched by Kuwaiti charity organisations only a few months after the start of the conflict, focused on neighbouring countries which started to host fleeing refugees like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. They provided families with food, education for their children, healthcare and shelter.

12 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, March 12 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and the Palestinian government on Thursday signed a donation agreement totalling USD 200 million for reconstructing the southern governorates in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

The deal was inked by KFAED's economic advisor Tareq Youssef Al-Munayyes and Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Economy Mohammad Mustafa in the presence of Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij and some of KFAED's senior officials.

10 Mar 2015 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.1 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 1.08 billion, followed by Iraq with US$ 851.6 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 32.9% funded with a 67.1% shortfall.

2 The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 6.79 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.18 billion (17.3%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 5.62 billion (82.7%).

07 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ISTANBUL, March 7 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Higher Committee for Relief began Saturday a campaign to provide aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Head of the Kuwaiti committee Khaled Bu-Rhama told KUNA that the campaign will help some 750,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey face the harsh winter.

He indicated that the campaign, through which around USD 1.885 million worth of relief aid material would be distributed, went previously to Jordan, Lebanon, regions bordering Turkey, as well as inside Syria to deliver necessities to Syrian refugees. (end) ta.gta

04 Mar 2015 description

Situation Générale en février 2015 Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-avril 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en février le long de la cote de la mer Rouge, au Soudan et en Érythrée, où des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées contre un grand nombre de bandes larvaires, groupes d’ailes et essaims.