KUWAIT, May 29 (KUNA) -- President of the International Islamic Charitable
Organization (IICO) Dr. Abdullah al-Maatouq expressed here on Tuesday his deep
thanks and appreciation to the Cabinet for its initiative to call on donors to
donate for the Syrian people under the umbrella of the IICO.
Al-Maatouq told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the IICO has launched a
campaign dubbed (Syrian people appeals for help) coinciding with the
escalation of the bloody and horrific massacres that took place there
recently, and managed during the last period to send aid to several
neighboring countries of Syria.
He added that the campaign included nutritional, educational, physical,
psychological and health programs that benefited thousands of displaced
families, noting that with the continued deterioration of the humanitarian
situation, there is still an urgent need for more emergency aid.
He welcomed the good initiatives that reflect the feelings of the Kuwaiti
people towards their Syrian counterparts, stressing that the IICO's doors are
open in all governorates to receives the donations.
He called on charitable organizations in the world to intensify their
efforts "in order to aid the afflicted Syrian people. (end).
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