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13 Jun 2018 description

Kuwait, June 13 (BNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas said that volunteer teams are spread in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Yemen, the Philippines, Lebanon, Pakistan and Bangladesh to help those affected by natural or man-made disasters.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Al-Barjas said that KRCS intensified its efforts and support during the holy month of Ramadan for those affected and needy to alleviate their suffering.

She stressed the importance of highlighting the pioneering role of Kuwait in the humanitarian field.

17 May 2018 description
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KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week established its first office in the State of Kuwait. Based at the United Nations House in Kuwait City, the office will focus on further strengthening its ongoing collaboration with the Kuwaiti government, the private sector and other partners in the country.

The official opening was marked by the signing of an agreement by Kuwait's Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Khalid Al-Jarallah, and Abdallah Alwardat, WFP Director in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region.

10 Oct 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

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.

06 Oct 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

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.

02 May 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, May 2 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Justice is planning to form a permanent national committee for international humanitarian law, the Minister of Justice said on Tuesday.

Minister Dr. Faleh Al-Azeb, addressing inaugural session of the seventh international humanitarian law conference, indicated it was imperative to dedicate attention to the international humanitarian laws, considering mounting tensions and conflicts among some nations.

26 Apr 2017 description
report IHH

The civil war in Syria has been going on for six years. The civilians are horribly affected from the events. According to official numbers over 400.000 people lost their lives. The relief aid cannot be delivered to 1.5 million people living in 20 areas around the country. Especially children, women and elderly are trying to survive despite death risk due to hunger.

18 Aug 2016 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Abdelsalam Al-Salat

KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Through its efforts in helping people around the globe, the State of Kuwait will mark the United Nation's World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.

In recent history, Kuwait had played an integral part in launching several humanitarian initiatives to make sure that the suffering and the pain felt by the disadvantaged and the needy worldwide would be lessened.

23 Feb 2016 description

Kuwait - In close coordination with the Government of Kuwait, IOM has ‎provided Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) services to two victims of human trafficking from Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The two women have been living at Kuwait’s Government Shelter for Foreign Workers for five months and are IOM’s first AVRR cases from Kuwait.

28 Jun 2015 description
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Baghdad, 28 June 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, condemned the terrorist attack on Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait city on Friday describing it as “murderous”.

“This is a murderous terrorist act on innocent civilians who went to mosque for their Friday prayers, only to be met by this inhuman attack,” SRSG Kubiš said.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

GENEVA, March 26 (KUNA) - - The State of Kuwait grants the International Labour Organization (ILO) half a million US dollars, bringing the State's total contributions dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States to USD 3.5 million since 2009.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Yusuf Al-Tattan

WASHINGTON, March 25 (KUNA) -- Washington-based Syrian activists commended Kuwait's hosting of an upcoming donors' conference for the Syrian people, calling for helping Syrian refugees start small business to guarantee sustainable income.

10 Nov 2014 description

The announcement by Kuwait that tens of thousands of stateless people in the country known as the Bidun might be able to obtain “economic citizenship” of the Union of the Comoros, an impoverished archipelago off eastern Africa, is a shameless betrayal of Kuwait's international human rights obligations, said Amnesty International.

03 Nov 2014 description

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the celebration in honour of the Amir of Kuwait, delivered by Abdullah al Matouq, the Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy for Kuwait, in Cairo today:

I thank the League of Arab States for hosting today’s event in Cairo to honour the Amir of Kuwait for his contribution to humanitarian assistance. The United Nations strongly appreciates the leadership of His Highness the Amir in bringing people together to advance the humanitarian agenda.

09 Sep 2014 description
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(New York, 9 September 2014) : The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, paid tribute today to His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, for his leading support to humanitarian causes around the world.

The Secretary-General presented His Highness with a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing the Amir’s role as a leader and supporter of the United Nations humanitarian work.

19 Mar 2014 description

By Sarnata Reynolds

On March 2, a 14-year-old boy named Ali Habib was put in a Kuwaiti jail and charged with disturbing the peace. He had been arrested while participating in a peaceful demonstration for the right to citizenship, one of many in a decades-long movement demanding that Kuwait’s stateless people, called the bedoon, be recognized as citizens.

After two days Ali was released, but eight other stateless activists remain in jail on trumped-up charges including participating in an “illegal gathering” and “damaging police property.”

17 Sep 2013 description

After 50 years of silence, Kuwait’s Bidun people are shouting out for their right to become citizens.

“I can’t get a birth, marriage or divorce certificate, I’m not allowed to work in the public sector or to own property, and I’m not allowed a university education.” Nawaf al-Badr, 27, angrily sums up what it means to be a Bidun person in Kuwait.

10 Nov 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beirut, November 10, 2012) – Kuwait’s authorities should revoke a ministerial order to ban all demonstrations because it denies the right to peaceful assembly, Human Rights Watch said today. Since October 15, 2012, security forces have used teargas and stun grenades to disperse at least three large rallies protesting an effort by the country’s ruler to amend the country’s electoral law in a way that might reduce opposition representation in parliament.

25 May 2012 description

IOM Press Briefing Notes Friday 25 May 2012 Spokesperson: Jumbe Omari Jumbe

IOM Director General William Lacy Swing will tomorrow begin a three-day official visit to Kuwait - his first to that country.

06 May 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch

Overturns Ministerial Decision Barring Women From Justice Jobs

(Beirut, May 6, 2012) – A court decision on April 22, 2012, cancelling a ministerial order barring women from entry-level jobs at the Justice Ministry is an important victory against legally-sanctioned discrimination in Kuwait, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch urged the Kuwaiti government to act on the decision, to guarantee women equal access to all public jobs, and to amend or repeal gender-based discriminatory provisions from all its legislation.