On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.
2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.
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IRBIL, Oct 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait continued its humanitarian aid through adopting the treatment of 180 injured civilians from Mosul city, those with artificial limbs, in a private hospital in Irbil Thursday.
In a statement to KUNA, the Consul General of Kuwait, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, said this is part of a medical projects carried out by Kuwait to help displaced Iraqis and those affected by the recent military operations, in support with the Kuwait Relief Society and the Kuwait Red Crescent.
ANKARA, Oct 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Al-Salam Humanitarian and Charity Society inaugurated on Monday a factory for tailoring and handicraft works for Syrian women refugees in the town of Sanliurfa in Southeast Turkey.
The large building was established and equipped with donations amounting to USD 600,000 from citizens of Kuwait and other GCC countries, said the society general director and chairman, Dr. Nabil Al-Aoun, in a statement at the inauguration ceremony.
RIYADH, Oct 9 (KUNA) -- The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Supervisor General Dr. Samer Al-Jelati announced that the center has successful treated 740,000 out of the 750,000 cholera-infected Yemenis.
The patients have recovered and the remaining 10,000 are receiving treatment now, Al-Jelati told reporters in a press conference held in Riyadh Monday about the center's activities in Yemen.
The Kuwaiti Al-Najat Charity held on Thursday tests for Syrian children to assess their intellectual and educational levels prior to registration in private schools.
These quizzes aim to help Syrian children who failed to get education over past years nerolled in private schools, said Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Hwailah, the assistant undersecretary for private education at the Ministry of Education.
Dr. Al-Hwailah was speaking during a tour at the exam venues, schools of Al-Najat Charity, involving 1,250 male and female Syrian children.
BAGHDAD, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait provided 1,500 aid baskets to displaced Iraqi families in Mosul city, said an official Thursday.Speaking to KUNA, Chairman of the United Iraqi Medical Society (UIMS) Dr. Ahmad Al-Hayti said that aid baskets have been given to displaced families residing in Nineveh province.
The campaign is funded by Zakat House and supervised by Iraqi medical society as well as Kuwaiti embassy.
BAGHDAD, Sept 11 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Economic Development launched several urgent healthcare assistance programmes in Iraq as part of a USD 100 million grant to the country.
These include some USD 15 million set to be handed out on Thursday for projects across eight Iraqi provinces, the fund's representative Nawaf Al-Mohammad, who is currently on a visit to the country, said.
By Abdullah Al-Mershed
KUWAIT, Sept 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is allocating USD 1.5 million worth of urgent aid for the stricken Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar, says the Minister of Awqaf.
Al-Jabri, also Minister of Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, said in a statement to KUNA that the Kuwaiti assistance is intended to relieve the Muslims in Myanmar and help them bear burden of the extraordinary circumstances they are going through.
In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7.4 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.9 billion (39%), which leaves a shortfall of $4.5 billion (61%).
The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.17 billion (39%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.40 billion (61%).
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BAGHDAD, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- Around six new Kuwaiti-financed schools of prefabricated units have been built in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, located on the outskirts of Mosul, an Iraqi health activist said Friday.
The schools, made of caravans, are part of phase five of a construction project financed by the Kuwaiti humanitarian campaign "Kuwait by your side", Dr. Ahmad Al-Haity, Chairman of the United Iraqi Medical Society for Relief and Development (UIMS), told KUNA.
By Arwa Al-Wugayan
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait continued to deliver aid to Iraq's third largest city of Basra on Thursday, the latest installment of a campaign put together by a Kuwaiti charity.
Speaking to KUNA, the head of Kuwait Red Crescent Society's (KRCS) delegation in Basra Ahmad Al-Fagaan pointed out that the aid encompassed displaced people in Basra and that around 11,000 families were the beneficiaries of the Kuwaiti aid campaign.
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is deeply grateful for the receipt of the annual contribution of US$ 2 million from the Government of Kuwait in support of the Agency’s Programme Budget during a meeting held at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait on 17 August. The generous contribution assists in ensuring that UNRWA can continue to provide crucial health, education, relief and social services for Palestine refugees.
IRBIL, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti medical aid weighing 55 tons poured into the war-ravaged Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, the latest in a special campaign Kuwait has created for its Gulf neighbor.
Speaking to KUNA, Kuwait's Consul General in Irbil, the capital of the autonomous region of Kurdistan, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, said that Kuwait's Consulate General and the Kurdish government were overseeing the aid process, where medical supplies were delivered to hospitals across the region, all of which suffer from a dearth of equipment.
RIYADH, Aug 10 (KUNA) - The "Kuwait by Your Side" humanitarian campaign distributed on Thursday 4,750 food packages to conflict-trumatized families in Yemen's Ibb Governorate.
A statement issued by the campaign quoted the rotating President of the Kuwaiti-Yemeni Relief Agency Showqi Ba'athim as saying that the campaign has implemented many aid projects in various Yemeni provinces.
Ba'athim affirmed that similar aid campaigns would be launched in different Yemeni provinces in the upcoming days.