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01 Mar 2018 description
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KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, Kuwait throughout the week continued providing humanitarian aid to people in need in several Arab and Muslim countries.

In Jordan, Kuwait's medical voluntary team "Shifaa" started Friday its 15th humanitarian journey to provide medical and spiritual care to Syrian refugees in that Arab country.

02 Oct 2017 description
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CAIRO, Oct 1 (KUNA) -- The Arab League on Sunday said that it was imperative to introduce legislation granting displaced children and refugees proper identification at birth, which would ensure their socio-economic rights.

The remarks were made by the regional bloc's assistant secretary general ambassador Bader Al-Din Allali, as he addressed an Arab conference dealing with women's rights and equality in obtaining identification.

18 Mar 2017 description
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ANKARA, March 17 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait's International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Friday with Turkey's Red Crescent on building joint strategic partnership to aid the poor and needy in war­torn countries.

For his part, IICO's President Dr. Abdullah Al­Maatouq praised the enthusiastic and cooperative spirit shown by the Turkish Red Crescent while signing the MoU, pointing out several common grounds between the Kuwaiti and Turkish institutions in the humanitarian action field.

28 Jun 2016 description
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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.

31 Aug 2015 description
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KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The Foreign Ministry on Sunday reiterated the importance of the electronic system on Kuwait's humanitarian and charity work whose first stage was launched on Thursday. The network connects the Kuwaiti donor, charity and humanitarian institutions with the ministry and diplomatic missions abroad, as well as foreign receivers of aid. The e-system was given the go-ahead by Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah during a training workshop organized by the humanitarian and charity work team at the ministry's follow-up and …

19 Aug 2015 description
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KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's prominent contributions to the humanitarian field had an international impact and recognition, as the UN celebrates the World Humanitarian Day on Wednesday August 19.
Kuwait had been providing humanitarian aid all over the world ahead of its independence, however, the contributions and efforts had strongly developed since His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah came into position in 2006.

11 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK, Nov 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has set aside donations totaling USD 6.4 million to various UN agencies for 2015, it was announced on Monday.

Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi made the announcement at the UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities.

03 Jul 2014 description
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KUWAIT, July 2 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Al-Rahma International Charity has launched a campaign to support educational projects in 42 countries that suffer from low levels of education.

The charity monitored international reports on the deterioration of educational levels in many countries as a result of social problems faced by these countries, most notably poverty, the charity's Assistant Secretary Fahad Al-Shemmeri said in a press statement.

08 May 2014 description
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KUWAIT, May 7 (KUNA) -- The First Kuwait International Forum for Humanitarian Workers concluded Wednesday with a renewed commitment to the international humanitarian law by all parties. The participants pledged to work together for enhancing the culture of partnership and coordination locally and internationally. The forum called for adopting recommendations that would focus on boosting work and efforts on raising awareness to humanitarian international law, and to continue dialogue on the principles of humanitarian international law based on Islamic Sharia law, and respecting intellectual …

27 Jun 2013 description
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27/06/2013 | 12:19 AM | Kuwait News

UNITED NATIONS, June 26 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait vowed on Wednesday evening to extend USD 100,000 to the UN Women for the next two years.

This was announced by Kuwait's acting charge d'affaires at the UN Abdulaziz Al-Jarallah during an annual UN Women meeting.

The Kuwaiti move came out of belief in the UN Women's vital role in women's empowerment and gender equality, he said.

25 Nov 2011 description
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GENEVA, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has donated USD 500,000 to the World Health Organization, as part of its continuing support for humanitarian activities across the globe, says Ambassador of Kuwait to the United Nations organizations in Geneva, Dharar Abdul-Razzak Razzooqi. Some of the granted fund would be used for financing drinking water projects in poor nations and campaigns against counterfeit medicines, he said, affirming deadly hazards of such poor-quality drugs for human health. Kuwait, in its contributions for the WHO, favors backing water projects and combat of these prohibited …

24 Mar 2011 description
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GENEVA, March 24 (KUNA) --Kuwait handed over here Thursday its extra contribution to the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which amounts to USD 200,000.

Kuwait's permanent representative to the UN Dherar Rezooqi handed over the sum to the OHCHR Chief Navi Pillay, while stressing the keenness of the State of Kuwait on supporting the tasks undertaken by OHCHR.

Rezooqi told KUNA that such sum will raise the total voluntary contributions made by Kuwait to OHCHR to USD 500,000 annually according to a decree made by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah …

25 Jun 2009 description
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GENEVA, June 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait paid the World Health Organization (WHO) an annual voluntary extraordinary contribution of USD 500,000 on Thursday.

The contribution was presented to WHO Director General Margaret Chan by Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) and international organizations in Geneva Ambassador Dharar Razzoqi.

Razzoqi told KUNA, after meeting Chan, that Kuwait believes in the humanitarian responsibilities and mission of the WHO, adding that he discussed with the Director General of the organization several issues concerning the two sides and …

22 Mar 2006 description
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Geneva, March 22 (KUNA) - The UN Humanitarian Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said Wednesday that a generation marks its contributions by the number of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and their deteriorating living conditions.

Egeland added that on this note the XRAY is very alarming for the Generation that has not well done on this count.

"We are doing much worse than in 2005 in regards to solving the IDP problem," he added.

The UN senior official, who was introducing the report of the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, said …

16 Mar 2006 description
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GENEVA, March 16 (KUNA) - A UN official stressed Thursday the significance of coordination with Non Government Organizations (NGOs) in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations to boost humanitarian relief efforts. In an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the Deputy Director of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA ), Rashid Khalikov, outlined six necessary elements that would ensure maximum collaboration of efforts to efficiently respond to a humanitarian crisis.