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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.

08 Aug 2016 description

The Kuwait Patients Helping Fund Society (KPHFS) has contributed US$ 200,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help Palestine refugees in Lebanon living with non-communicable diseases manage their conditions. The agreement will enable UNRWA to provide antidiabetic and antihypertensive medicines to approximately 13,700 Palestine refugee patients in Lebanon over the course of a year.

28 Jul 2016 description

27 July 2017, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today warned of a possible rise in heatwave deaths as climate change drives record warmth around the world, epitomised by the 54ºC recorded in Kuwait last week.

07 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

Women desperate for work trafficked to Kuwait

By Sally Nyakanyanga

The advert in the jobs section of a Zimbabwean newspaper read: “Vacancies in the Middle East. For those interested please contact …”

Read the full article on IRIN

01 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Egypt

The House of Representatives passed on Sunday 26/6/2016 a presidential decree approving a $20 million grant of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development to finance projects aiming to provide educational facilities in Egypt's host areas for Syrian refugees.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Arwa Al-Waqayan

KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday commended Kuwait for providing medical aid to victims of wars and conflicts all over the globe, adding that the country's only proviso is that refugees should receive the bulk of that aid.

Speaking to KUNA, WHO's official spokesperson Rana Saidani said that Kuwaiti donations given to Syrian refugees over the past three years now total USD 68 million, noting that the donations have ramped up the organization's ability to meet the medical needs of refugees.

17 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

“Neither safe nor sound”: Sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk

LONDON/PARIS, 16 June 2016 – Children experience sexual exploitation, violence and forced labour on a daily basis in the camps of Northern France, according to the findings of Neither Safe Nor Sound.pdf), a new UNICEF France and UNICEF UK study.

11 Jun 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BEIRUT, June 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has delivered 3,200 food baskets to Palestinian refugees residing in Lebanon.

In a statement to KUNA on Saturday, Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Dabour thanked Kuwait for the aid which is reflective of "deep-rooted Kuwaiti and Palestinian ties." Moreover, he underscored the importance of such aid to needy Palestinian families languishing in refugee camps in Lebanon.

04 Jun 2016 description

On 3 June 2016, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova signed a funding agreement with the Ambassador of Kuwait to UNESCO, Mr Meshal Hayat, to support the education of Lebanese youth affected by the Syrian crisis.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

30 May 2016 description

30 May 2016—Today, the General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) of Lebanon, with the support of IOM, opened the new arrival terminal of Aboudiyeh border post between Lebanon and Syria. The project is funded by the Government of Kuwait.

26 May 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, May 25 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has delivered humanitarian aid to some 750 internally displaced families in northern Irbil, part of a relief campaign encompassing the entire region of Kurdistan.

In comments to KUNA on Wednesday, Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil Omar Al-Kandari noted that KRCS has collaborated with the General Consul in Irbil, to lend a helping hand to those displaced.

12 May 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BAGHDAD, May 11 (KUNA) -- Iraq received the first batch of Saudi Arabia's humanitarian aid for refugees in Anbar province, western Iraq, a senior official announced Wednesday.

Riyadh's total humanitarian aid to Baghdad, up to 315 tons, is to be sent to the Iraqi government in separate batches, and will be distributed to various areas in Anbar and other provinces, Suhaib Al-Raowi, Anbar's governor, said in a statement.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, April 27 (KUNA) -- Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yacoub Al-Sanea stressed Kuwait's keenness on backing humanitarian issues and aiding needy people regardless of their race, religion or sex across the world.

The minister made the statement in a speech while inaugurating the 15th meeting of General Assembly of International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) on Wednesday.

06 Apr 2016 description

Damascus – 06 April 2016 – With US$ 20 million funding support to WHO humanitarian response in the Syrian crisis, the Kuwaiti Government has boosted the provision of treatments for life-threatening chronic diseases in Syria.

“The Kuwaiti fund is being used to provide treatments for people with life-threatening diseases, such as diabetes, kidney failure, asthma, epilepsy, cancer and cardiovascular illness” says Ms Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative to Syria.

01 Apr 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

GAZA, March 31 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has praised Kuwait's continued support to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people, particularly the reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip.

In the name of President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the PNA expresses most gratitude to His Highness the Amir, government, and people of Kuwait for their generous grant to those affected by the Israeli war on Gaza, Minister of Housing and Public Works Mufeed Al-Hasaynah said in a press conference.

31 Mar 2016 description

Statelessness is a global problem - it affects half the world's countries - with an estimated 10-15 million people deprived of a nationality. The map shows the locations of stateless or at risk populations numbering 500 or more, highlighting countries with the highest concentration. The data is incomplete and contains estimates; 70% is not collected or acknowledged by the countries where the stateless live. The single largest cause of statelessness is inheritance of status, with at least 5 million stateless children and a new one born every 10 minutes.