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KRCS delivers aid to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

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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.

Meanwhile, KRCS's envoy to Lebanon Msaad Al-Enezi told KUNA that KRCS aimed, through the dispatch of such aid, to mitigate the hardships faced by Palestinian refugees.

Similarly, Lebanese official Khalil Nassar underscored the persistence of Kuwaiti humanitarian aid, saying that KRCS's assistance could not have come at a more opportune time, given the soaring unemployment rates in the country, in addition to rampant poverty.

According to a recent study conducted by the American University in Beirut (AUB), 65 percent of Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon. (end) ayb.nam

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