UN welcomes $300 million donation from Kuwait to humanitarian response in Iraq and Yemen
(Geneva 11 June 2015): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today welcomed the announcement of an allocation of US$200 million from the State of Kuwait to help alleviate the suffering of people in Iraq.
Kuwait also announced the decision to allocate $100 million to help the people of Yemen.
“Kuwait’s decision to help people in need in Iraq and Yemen is testament to the increasing role Kuwait is playing in supporting humanitarian action across the world,” said Rashid Khalikov, OCHA Director Geneva.
The details about how the generous donations will be distributed are being discussed with Kuwait.