This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Middle East. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Middle East.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is very pleased to announce that it received a contribution of US$ 5 million from the State of Kuwait in support of Palestine refugees and UNRWA operations in Syria. Kuwait’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Mr. Al-Otaibi, handed over a cheque to the UNRWA Representative in New York, Peter Mulrean, following a pledge made by Kuwaiti’s representative, Mr. Khaled Al Zaadi, at the recent Advisory Commission meeting held last November in Jordan.
KUWAIT CITY – The Government of Kuwait has announced a US$5 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for food assistance to the most vulnerable Syrians affected by the unabating conflict.
- 225 residents living in the site of Veria, as of 31 November.
- 3 new arrivals were received throughout November from Lesvos and Evros border crossing. They were all provided with food and non-food items by NRC Shelter team and Bridge.
- 12 residents departed spontaneously and 3 under accommodation scheme.
- Protection services, including Legal Assistance and Asylum Information are still being provided by UNHCR, DRC, and EASO.
- IRC is still handling PSS and CP. All WP / SGBV or any other protection referrals are referred to UNHCR.
Amman, Jordan, 11 Dec 2017 — A contribution of US$2.9 million from Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) earlier this year in May 2017 is helping UNICEF in providing critical educational support to Syrian refugee children in Jordan.
An additional 50,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan will receive much needed assistance this winter UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today.
Thanks to the latest generous USD5 million contribution from Kuwait, UNHCR will be able to include another 14,300 Syrian refugee families in Jordan into its essential winter cash assistance programme. In preparation for 2017/2018 winter UNHCR and partners are aiming to provide support to more than 1.6 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the Middles East.
Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) delivered humanitarian aid to those affected by the earthquake in Halabja and Sulaiymaniah in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Monday.
Since the earthquake that struck northern Iraq on November 12, Kuwait has been closely monitoring the affected area and will continue to provide humanitarian aid to those in need, Kuwait Consul General in Irbil Omar Al-Kandari told KUNA.
Kuwait began delivering aid to northern Iraq last week, distributing thousands of food and health care baskets, he added.
Geneva – IOM Director General William Lacy Swing met yesterday (23/11) with the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, Jamal Al-Ghunaim, at IOM Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting served as the handover ceremony of a generous contribution from Kuwait to the IOM response in Syria.
NEW YORK, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation of USD one million to be delivered to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean Sea region back in September.
This announcement was delivered by Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to the UN Headquarters in New York Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi to the donor's conference for the reconstruction states within the Caribbean Sea region.
KUWAIT, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent (KRC), in cooperation with Iraqi Red Crescent (IRC), started Monday distributing humanitarian supplies to people in Iraq's Halabja and Sulaiymaniah governorates who suffered from a deadly earthquake recently.
"KRC have been following latest updates related to the earthquake which hit both Iraq and Iran on November 12 and resulted in huge loses in human lives and infrastructure", said Chairman of Kuwait Red Crescent Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer.
193 residents living in the site of Alexandria as of November 2nd
There were 19 new arrivals
There were 97 departures in total: 35 spontaneous departures, 61 under the urban accommodation scheme and 1 under the relocation scheme.
NRC in coordination with IOM & at the request of the MoMP began the relocation of the camp population inside the site to facilitate space for site works
H I G H L I G H T S
233 residents living in the site of Veria, as of 31 October.
34 new arrivals were received throughout October from Lesvos and Evros border crossing. All welcomed and briefed about site services and amenities by NRC SMS team and provided with food and non-food items by NRC Shelter team and Bridge2.
1 UAM was transferred to Alexandria site, and 24 residents departed spontaneously by own means.
In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7.4 billion. The total amount received to date is $3.6 billion (49%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.8 billion (51%).
The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.59 billion (46%), which leaves a shortfall of $2.99 billion (54%).
146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND
KUWAIT, Oct 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Al-Salam society for humanitarian and charity work is offering further aid and support to the Rohingya Muslims who are bitterly suffering from ethnic cleansing and mass displacement, it said on Thursday.
The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices
Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan
There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.
By Nawaf Al-Deqbasi
DOHA, Oct 18 (KUNA) - The State of Kuwait is committed to the process of aiding the Syrian refugees escaping from the deadly conflict in their country, said a Kuwaiti official Wednesday.
On 5 April 2017, representatives of over 70 countries, international organisations and civil society came together in Brussels for the ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ conference (Brussels conference) to build on momentum from the previous London and Kuwait conferences and mobilise funding to respond to the needs of the people affected by the Syria crisis. The EU, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Nations (UN) co-chaired this fifth pledging conference for Syria and the region.