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04 Feb 2016 description
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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al­Ahmad Al­Jaber Al­Sabah on Thursday announced Kuwaiti contribution worth USD 300 million for aiding Syrian people for a three­ year period hoping such an initiative would help in alleviating their hardships.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

25 Jan 2016 description
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AMMAN, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has bankrolled 26 development projects in Jordan with USD 579.5 million in easy loans between 1962 and 2015, said Director General of KFAED Abdulwahab Al-Bader on Monday.

"Jordan is one of the main countries which have benefited from the KFAED's aid," Al-Bader said to KUNA following the signing of a grant agreement in Amman between the fund and the Jordanian government aiming to support Jordan's response to the crisis of Syrian refugees.

22 Jan 2016 description

By Iain Overton on 22 Jan 2016

In 2015, 21 countries were witness to suicide bomb attacks – the most countries ever impacted by this form of violence.

This finding by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) comes from their Global Explosive Violence Monitor. This monitor charts media reports of explosive harm suffered by civilians around the world.

AOAV’s data on suicide bombings for 2015 shows that:

08 Jan 2016 description
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by Mahmoud Boushehri

AMMAN, Jan 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has sought to be on top in humanitarian action, particularly, at the local level and in Arab states since its launch in 1966, placing all possible and available resources at the disposal of relieving crises or catastrophes-stricken peoples worldwide.

28 Dec 2015 description
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AMMAN, Dec 28 (KUNA) ­­ Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and Jordan signed, on Monday, two loan agreements and one grant for USD 70.6 million to fund development projects in Jordan.

The agreements were signed by Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund Abdlatif Yousef Al­Hamad, and by Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury.

22 Dec 2015 description
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Expenditure Report

Glide no. EQ-2011-000028-JPN

Period covered by this report: 11 March 2011 – 31 March 2015

Executive Summary

Four years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Tsunami of 11 March 2011, there are still about 220,000 people who are displaced from their homes, living in temporary housing, apartments provided by the municipalities or at relatives’ homes. Among them, approximately 80,000 people are still living in prefabricated temporary homes.

07 Dec 2015 description

This report sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk, including population growth, urbanisation, and conflict.

01 Dec 2015 description

November 2015 – Trends

Deteriorated situations

Bangladesh, France, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

Improved situations

Burkina Faso, Myanmar

December 2015 – Watchlist

Conflict risk alerts


  • Conflict resolution opportunities
26 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Nov 26 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) singed Thursday a KD 3.5 million (USD 11 million) loan agreement with South Sudan's government to contribute in building a hospital for women and children in Juba.

In a press statement, the Fund said that the project will support the development of the health sector in South Sudan and will meet the increasing need for good quality health care services for women and children in the city of Juba.

23 Nov 2015 description
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AMMAN, Nov 23 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al­Duaij handed over a collection of donations of USD 1.1 million to two charitable organizations supporting the Syrian refugees. The donations came from the Social Reform Society with USD 543,000, Al­Najat Charitable Society USD 563,000 and Revival of Islamic Heritage Society USD 73,000.

18 Nov 2015 description

BADIL Resource Center for Residency and Refugee Rights (BADIL) has published the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons since 2002. This edition of the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (Volume VIII) focuses on Palestinian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the period between 2013 and 2015. Unless stated otherwise, statistical data and estimates of the size of this population have been updated in accordance with figures from the end of 2014.

12 Nov 2015 description
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KUWAIT, Nov 12 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Supreme Committee for Relief (KSCR) announced that medical aid worth USD five million arrived in Yemen to be distributed to Yemenis in a bid to alleviate their suffering.

In a press statement Thursday, Dr. Mohammad Al-Sharhan, head of heath committee affiliated to the KSCR, said a shipment of medicines arrived at Aden Airport and will be distributed to hospitals and medical centers in the southern governorates across the country.

11 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Arwa Al-Woqayyan

IRBIL, Nov 10 (KUNA) -- Representative of the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iraq Bruno Guido praised here on Tuesday Kuwait's generous donations for the refugees which helped improve lives of many.

Guido said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that Kuwait's USD 20 million donation was allocated for the Commission and was used to provide non-food items to the Kurdistan region, indicating that more donations will be given to them.

07 Nov 2015 description
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By Mukhles Khushnaw IRBIL, Nov 7 (KUNA)

Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) is planning to construct some 500 housing units for displaced people in Iraq's Kurdistan.

The visiting KRCS's executive, Yousef Al-Meraj, told KUNA that the construction of the housing units was to ease the pain of people, relocated in the country.

02 Nov 2015 description

October 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey

  • Improved situations

November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
29 Oct 2015 description
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BEIRUT, Oct 28 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has granted USD 30 million to Lebanon to aid Syrian refugees in that country.

The current grant is KFAED's second batch for the refugees, Tareq Al-Munayes, KFAED's economic advisor, told KUNA Wednesday following his meeting with Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Rasheed Derbas.

22 Oct 2015 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to multiple cholera outbreaks that could flare-up and threaten the health of more people if control measures are not intensified. More than 10 700 cholera cases and 170 deaths have been reported in five countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions as of 21 October 2015. WHO urgently requires more than US$ 5 million to ramp up its response to stem the tide of the cholera outbreaks ahead of the rainy season.