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Kuwait pledges USD 300 mln for Syrians, urges UNSC to end Syrians'' suffering
30/01/2013   |   10:50 AM | World News
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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Wednesday announced USD 300 million pledge for the Syrian people
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Wednesday announced USD 300 million pledge for the Syrian people

KUWAIT, Jan 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Wednesday announced USD 300 million pledge for the Syrian people, and appealed for UNSC members to overcome their "disappointing" positions and end suffering of the Syrian people.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, at the inauguration of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, said the UN Security Council (UNSC) members should overcome their differences and end the daily suffering of the Syrian people in and outside their country.
"The UN and particularly the Security council, which is the body commissioned with the conservation of international peace and security, are required, after almost two years have passed since the beginning of the crisis, to hurry to unite their ranks and overcome some of the disappointing positions, to find a quick solution for this tragey," said Sheikh Sabah.
The UNSC members should "put in their minds the daily suffering of the Syrian people and the pain of refugees and dislocates in their consciences, while discussing the developments of this human tragedy, and put any other considerations aside when making their decisions, as history will stand judgement on the Security Council's role in this tragedy," said the Amir of Kuwait.
Sheikh Sabah said the State of Kuwait have not spared any effort since the eruption of the Syrian conflict to provide humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.
He noted that Kuwaiti associations specializing in relief and medical works have contributed some USD 60 million to help alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people.
Sheikh Sabah, meanwhile, regretted failure of the international envoys to end the Syrian conflict.
The UNSC appointed former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as a special representative of the UN and the Arab League, but he resigned after his mediations reached a deadend. The UNSC then appointed Lakhdar Brahimi as special envoy. The Algerian veteran diplomat is still working on bridging the gaps between the UNSC members to end the Syrian conflict.
"We deeply regret the lack of success of all their sincere efforts and ... ideas and plans, which if approved would have stopped the suffering and pain of the Syrian people and its escalation to this horrible level that we are currently witnessing," said the Kuwaiti Amir. 

 Sheikh Sabah said the Pledging Conference was being held while the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria was escalated further.
"The numbers of dead are multiplying, and destruction has become the main feature of every neighborhood in Syria, without exception," he said.
Sheikh Sabah said "we follow with total sadness and sorrow" the bloody developments in Syria which was not only undermining the security and terrotirial integrity of Syria and its people, but the security and stability of the region.
"We were terrified by the latest report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which confirmed that more than 60,000 innocent victims of men, women and children have fallen dead, and that the numbers of missing persons, detainees and injured have multiplied and have reached several hundred thousands, in addition to more than 600,000 refugees in neighboring countries, who are suffering tragic living conditions under harsh weather conditions," he said.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are now in Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey.
Sheikh Sabbah praised the four countries for their giant humanitarian service for the Syrian refugees.
The Amir of Kuwait called for the coordination of provision of relief supplies for the Syrian people in and outside their country.
He noted that a report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed that the farming sector in Syria has been devastated and its reconstruction would take a very long time.
He said Syria's wheat production was damaged by 50 percent and the farmers were suffering from lack of security and fuel.
This, added the Kuwaiti Amir, compel the international community to work by full force and and to work fully to stop the bloodshed in Syria. (end) kt.bs KUNA 301134 Jan 13NNNN

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