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28 Nov 2017 description
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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.

23 Nov 2017 description
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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.

21 Nov 2017 description
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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.

19 Nov 2017 description
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AMMAN NOV 19. - The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) has announced that a humanitarian and relief aid convoy had entered Jeroud city in Damascus countryside.

In a statement, the SARC said that a 26-truck aid convoy arrived in the city Sunday.

It noted that the aid included 7,200 food packages, 300 baskets of vegetables, seeds and fertilizers, various relief items, medicines and medical supplies.

26 Oct 2017 description
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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.

25 Oct 2017 description
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By Arwa Al-Wagayan

COXS BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) continue distribution of urgent supplies for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh.

Since last Friday, KRCS distributed 1,000 carpets, 1,000 ponchos, 600 food parcels, 1,100 hygiene boxes and 500 parcels of clothes.

The Kuwaiti society also distributed kitchen ware and 1,000 meals.

19 Oct 2017 description
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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.

13 Oct 2017 description
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IRBIL, Oct 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait continued its humanitarian aid through adopting the treatment of 180 injured civilians from Mosul city, those with artificial limbs, in a private hospital in Irbil Thursday.

In a statement to KUNA, the Consul General of Kuwait, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, said this is part of a medical projects carried out by Kuwait to help displaced Iraqis and those affected by the recent military operations, in support with the Kuwait Relief Society and the Kuwait Red Crescent.

10 Oct 2017 description
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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.

10 Oct 2017 description
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RIYADH, Oct 9 (KUNA) -- The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Supervisor General Dr. Samer Al-Jelati announced that the center has successful treated 740,000 out of the 750,000 cholera-infected Yemenis.

The patients have recovered and the remaining 10,000 are receiving treatment now, Al-Jelati told reporters in a press conference held in Riyadh Monday about the center's activities in Yemen.

06 Oct 2017 description
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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.

05 Oct 2017 description
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BAGHDAD, Oct 4 (KUNA) -- Two people were killed by a suicide car bomb explosion in northern Baghdad, Iraqi police said Wednesday.

The blast took place in Al-Husseiniya suburb in north of Baghdad, a police source told KUNA, adding that four other people were wounded in the attack.

The police transported the wounded to the hospital, it said, pointing out the so-called Islamic State (IS) as the possible suspect behind the blast. (end) ahh.ma

04 Oct 2017 description
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ISTANBUL, Oct 3 (KUNA) -- A Turkish cruise ship in the Mediterranean rescued a wandering boat carrying 75 immigrants, carrying children and women on Tuesday.

In the region between Sicily Island of Italy and city of Pylos in Greece, 75 immigrants were rescued by Turkish company Turkon Line, ship's crew of company Ibrahim Dede, and was handed over to Greek authorities.

Turkon Line CEO, Alkin Kalkavan said that a ship carrying containers from Izmir to Algeciras Port of Spain rescued illegal immigrants.

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.

25 Sep 2017 description
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AMMAN, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- A humanitarian convoy carrying relief supplies entered the city of Harasta in Damascus's countryside, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Sunday.

23 Sep 2017 description
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IRBIL, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait distributed 75 tons of food and drinking water for displaced Iraqis in Mosul and Dahuk governorate on Friday.

The items were delivered to 2,000 displaced Iraqi families living in poor conditions, head of Dahuk office at Barzani Charitable Society Waheed Saleem told KUNA.

He hailed Kuwait's continuous aid that saved the lives of many displaced Iraqi children facing lack of food.
The aid is part of the "Kuwait beside you" campaign, provided by Kuwait's Al-Najat Charity.

23 Sep 2017 description
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BEIRUT, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has launched a new phase of aid for Syrian displaced people through its various projects in Lebanon.

Head of KRCS' mission in Lebanon, Dr. Mousaed Al-Anzi, told KUNA that the Society launched the ninth phase of its dialysis project for the sixth year in the Orange Nassau Hospital in Tripoli to treat patients suffering from kidney diseases.

20 Sep 2017 description
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BAGHDAD, Sept 19 (KUNA) ­­ Three people were killed while 34 others were injured in a terrorist attack targeting an area in Saladin province north of the capital Baghdad, said a security source Tuesday.

Speaking to the press, Interior Ministry spokesman Colonel Saad Ma'en revealed that two terrorists detonated their explosives while outside a restaurant in Al­Hajaj area near Tikrit city in Saladin province.

17 Sep 2017 description
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BAGHDAD, Sept 16 (KUNA) -- At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded when a suicide bomber blew up himself in Miqdadiyah city, Diyala Governorate, some 80 km northeast Baghdad, on Saturday.

A police officer and a civilian are among the dead and three policemen are among those injured, Spokesman of the Ministry of Interior Brig. Saad Maan said in a statement.

The attack took place as the security forces were tracking down two terrorists in Al-Jihad district in the city, according to the statement. (end) ahh.gb

15 Sep 2017 description
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BAGHDAD, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait provided 1,500 aid baskets to displaced Iraqi families in Mosul city, said an official Thursday.Speaking to KUNA, Chairman of the United Iraqi Medical Society (UIMS) Dr. Ahmad Al-Hayti said that aid baskets have been given to displaced families residing in Nineveh province.

The campaign is funded by Zakat House and supervised by Iraqi medical society as well as Kuwaiti embassy.