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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.

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 …”

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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.