(With photos) TUNIS, Sept 16 (KUNA) -- A delegation from Kuwait Zakat (alms) House arrived here Friday to put the final touches on a new humanitarian aid convoy to be sent to Libyan people through Tunisian borders.
"The new convoy includes tones of food stuff and stationeries and school needs for Libyan students," head of the Zakat House delegation Abdulrahman Al-Terkait told KUNA.
He noted that the Libyan students are in desperate need of such stationeries as they are about to return to schools in exceptional conditions due to the political unrest there.
"This convoy is part of Kuwait's continuous aid dispatches to Libyan people since the start of the crisis in February. Kuwaiti leadership and people believe that helping poor and distressed people is a duty," Al-Terkait stressed.
For his part, delegation member Khalaf Al-Mutairi said the aid would be distributed to people Libyan provinces bordering Tunisia.
Zakat House, as a part of Kuwaiti Joint Relief Committee, distributed last July humanitarian aid at a total value of USD 250,000 to more than 7,000 Libyan families who fled their homes to south Tunisia.
The aid included more than 40 tons of food and medicine and about 39,000 bottle of baby milk.
The committee also paid cost of a number of surgical operations conducted for the wounded Libyan refugee in Tunisia.
It also opened a new clinic and provided it with equipment and medicine at a total value of USD 70,000 to treat displaced Libyans.
With a generous initiative from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and all people, Kuwait has sent scores of tons of humanitarian aid to Libyan people since the start of the crisis. (end) nm.ibi KUNA 162048 Sep 11NNNN