KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Malaysia Saad AlآAsousi has handed over financial aid to two charity organizations to deliver to the Rohingya Muslims.
Talking to KUNA on Friday, AlآAsousi expressed pleasure for the donation to be channeled to the Rohingya through the Al-Madinah International Foundation (MIF) and the Malaysian Humanitarian Foundation (MHF).
Kuwaiti donors follow in the steps of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is a staunch supporter of humanitarian and charity work, he said
The donation, worth USD 238,000 was presented by the Kuwait-based Ghanaem charity foundation to support the Rohingya Muslims, AlآAsousi said, adding that he was briefed on the efforts of the two Malaysian organizations to assist the Rohingya refugees.
For his part, MIF General Director Bahar Al-Din Abdul Rahman expressed thanks to the Ghanaem foundation for its charity work inside Kuwait and abroad.
He added that Ghanaem had entrusted the MIF with humanitarian projects on Myanmar. The MIF is coordinating with the MHF which enjoys abilities in the country.
These include 1,800 food baskets and building 50 housing units and 10 education centers in the refugee camps in Myanmar, he said. They are due to be completed in six months. (end)