WASHINGTON, March 2 (KUNA) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said Thursday the State of Kuwait is one of the major donors for the UN humanitarian efforts.
Grandi thanked His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti government and people for their constant support to the UN aid agencies.
He made the comments during a reception, hosted by Kuwait Ambassador to the United States Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his wife Sheikha Reema Al-Sabah, according to a statement by Kuwait Embassy here.
He also commended Kuwait for hosting the three international humanitarian pledging conference on Syria and co-hosting, with Britain, Germany and Norway, the fourth such conference in London.
Kuwait is also lobbying with the European Union for a fifth donor conference for the displaced Syrians, due in Brussels later this year, he noted.
The UN senior official appreciated the philanthropic efforts, being made by Sheikha Reema - the goodwill ambassador of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and her support to refugees across the Arab region and beyond.
The reception gathered a large number of US senior officials and congressmen, including Secretary of the Homeland Security John F. Kelly and Head of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ed Royce and Deputy National Security Advisor to the President K. T. McFarland. (end)