Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Yemeni authorities impose curfew in N. Sanaa      Gaza rebuilding to cost USD 4bln - Palestinian Gov't      Kuwait stock market ends week trading in green zone - report      White House partially evacuated after man climbs fence, enters building      Kuwait crude oil price down to USD 93.59 pb      Roadside blast kills, wounds three people in SW Pakistan
  Politics
UN Humanitarian official expects donors to be "generous" in upcoming Syria Conf. in Kuwait
19/01/2013   |   12:26 AM | Kuwait News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط

 UNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 (KUNA) -- Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos on Friday said the focus of the International Donor Conference on Syria to be held in Kuwait on January 30th will be to gather the USD 1.5 Billion to help Syrians inside and outside the country.
She told reporters following a briefing to the Security Council behind closed doors on the humanitarian situation in Syria that the Conference is "absolutely critical to start money coming through," adding that the USD 1.5 billion is for the next six months only.
She told KUNA that this Conference was focused on supporting the multilateral effort which is the USD 1.5 billion appeal of December 19, 2012.
She indicated that "we have not set a target as to what we expect out of the conference in terms of how much money.
She added that she did not expect Kuwait, as the host country of the Conference, to contribute more than anybody else just because it is hosting the Conference.
"I think that Kuwait as a result of hosting the Conference has demonstrated strong support for what we are trying to do in Syria. I am sure that Kuwait will contribute, but there is no expectation that just because one country is hosting (the Conference) that it would give more than anybody else. My appeal is to the international community to give generously," she insisted.
She also thanked Kuwait for the USD two million donation to her office earlier this week, saying "I am delighted that Kuwait is supporting our efforts." Amos also told reporters that she was concerned about the impact of the Syria conflict on its neighbours politically and economically.
She said she briefed the Council on the "vicious, indiscriminate" nature of the violence taking place there and the increasing level of sex violence and the increasing rape cases affecting many women.
She noted that international organizations can see what is going on in refugee camps but not what is going on inside Syria because access is difficult, adding that she will raise the issue with the Syrian authorities when she visits Syria again soon.
Her last visit to Syria was in mid-December.
Asked if the Council can do something on the humanitarian situation, even though it is deadlocked on the political issues, Amos said the members are united in concern on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
She indicated that she asked the members with influence in Syria, on both sides, to "make it clear that our humanitarian efforts continue to be independent, impartial, to make it clear we need to get to all Syrians wherever they are." "We will continue to engage with the government and opposition on access, but I would like the Council to do the same thing," she stressed. (end) sj.bs KUNA 190026 Jan 13NNNN

 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share
Honoring Kuwait 2014


KUNA publishes a book titled (His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: A Humanitarian Leader) to commemorate the UN honoring of Kuwait's leader

kuna magazine


Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   EasyJet to purchase 27 current generation A320
2.   Kurdish forces say ISIL military leader killed in Ninawa
3.   Gold prices continue falling
4.   Kuwait keen on increasing investment in Germany -- Al-Saleh
5.   KUNA's Chief welcomes heads of GCC news agencies to Kuwait
6.   KSE posts gains upon closing Sunday's session
    Photo Gallery

the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK)

Kuwaiti Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghoneim

Third Secretary at the Kuwaiti Embassy in Austria and Permanent Delegate at International Organizations in Vienna Yaseen Al-Majid

Kuwaiti Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) Anas Al-Saleh

His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Amir's Representative and the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait durante speaking at a celebration

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information Salah Al-Mubarki

Kuwait takes part in 5th World Maker Fair

Kuwait takes part in 5th World Maker Fair

Kuwait takes part in 5th World Maker Fair

Kuwait takes part in 5th World Maker Fair

His Highness the Prime Minister (of Kuwait) Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabahwith Italian President


head of the delegation and General Secretary of Arab and Kuwaiti unions Obaid Al-Osaimi

German Ambassador Eugen Wollfarth to Kuwait

Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of Communications Essa Ahmad Al-Kandari


Board Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Sabah

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Kuwait Olympic Committee Spokesman and Secretary Obaid-Al-Enzi

Director of the Capital Educational Area Naji Al-Zamil

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

KSE posts gains upon closing Sunday's session
Publications

WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
    Calendar
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA training center
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
الكويت فى ذاكرة الأيام
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
Banks in Kuwait
News Paper
Local Companies
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS