KUWAIT, July 20 (KUNA) -- Maintaining its unwavering humanitarian approach, Kuwait last week provided relief aid to the desperate and needy people from various societies locally and internationally.
The continuous aid approach proves that Kuwait is well deserved for the "Humanities Center" tittle and "Humanitarian Leader" to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Hamad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah by the United Nations.
On refugees aid level, the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuwait will start a new fund-raising campaign for refugee and displaced children between July 20 and Aug. 20 as the donation process will be done through the official UNHCR website.
The initiative, "Joy of Edid", includes clothes, health care, food and shelters, as it will enable children to stay alive, said Director of the UNHCR office in Kuwait Dr. Sami Hadadeen during a press conference held to launch the campaign.
He mentioned that Kuwait is one of the top five donor countries for the UNHCR on the international scale.
In a related context, Kuwait Red Crescent Society announced distribution of 2,300 food parcels to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in coordination with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.
Each portion, handed over to a five-member family, is sufficient for two weeks, said Anwar Al-Hasawi, the KRCS Deputy Chairman and head of the society field team in Bangladesh.
The KRCS team has inspected refugees' conditions in the region of Cox's Bazar and a makeshift hospital built with contributions by the Kuwaiti, Bangladeshi and Qatari red crescents.
Moreover, KRCS announced organizing sacrifice project "Adahi" for the displaced and refugees on Eid Al-Adha in cooperation with humanitarian organizations and national societies.
Director-General of the KRCS Abdulrahman Al-Oun told KUNA, that KRCS carried out this annual program to needy, refugees and displaced people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yemen, Comoros, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan to alleviate their sufferings.
In Yemen, women of Salem Al-Sabah Mosque in Kuwait funded for the equipment of the maternity and children emergency departments at Al-Sadaka Teaching Hospital at Aden, Yemen's temporary capital. This fund aims to enhance the capacity of the departments and improve the level of health and medical services in the hospital facilities, by providing number of medical and laboratory equipment.
Meanwhile, Al-Rahma International Charity signed a USD one million cooperation agreement with the Yemeni government for "Children of Yemen", aimed at treating 100,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition.
In a press statement, Yemeni Undersecretary of Ministry of Public Health and Population Dr. Ahmed Al-Kamal expressed his deep appreciation on behalf of the Yemeni government and people to Kuwait's efforts and generous support for the recovery of health sector and social conditions in Yemen. The one-year campaign aims to treat 100,000 under-five year old children with acute malnutrition in seven Yemeni governorates, Hadramout, Taiz, Aden, Lahij, Hodeidah, Sana'a and Dhamar.
Locally, Kuwait Food Bank launched a no food waste initiative for a life without hunger to help needy families and exploit surplus foods for everyone's benefit in Kuwait.
The initiative aims to provide food and basic needs of beneficiaries through a professional work system in addition to raising the awareness in community to reduce the food waste as commanded by Islam to preserve food remains and provide it to poor people, KFB Director General Salem Al-Hamar told KUNA. Meanwhile, KRCS announced renovating number of houses were exposed to fire, rain or old, for needy families in Kuwait registered in association, KRCS Director of the local aid department, Maryam Al-Adsani said.
KRCS is renovating the damaged and affected houses in order to create a safe and comfortable environment for them, as the project included the renovation of ten damaged homes, noting that each family received electrical appliances, furniture and all related requirements of construction.
In Aden, Yemen, assistant undersecretary of Hadramout Hesham Al-Saeedi inaugurated last Thursday the 2nd surgical camp at Al-Cotn general hospital that was financed by Imtiaz Investment company in Kuwait.
He hailed in a statement these humanitarian initiatives and Kuwaiti good doers, pointing out that such aid was a continuation of the generous Kuwaiti support of his country.
On his part, Secretary of Yemeni Shabwa governorate Abdelqai Lamrooq also inaugurated last Thursday the vocational convoys program for Shabwa's youngsters that was financed by Abdulla Al-Nori's charity.
The two-month program aims at building vocational capabilities for nearly 90 young people, males and females, of the governorate.
The program also contains five vocational workshops.
On his part, executive director of student care society waseem Rubaihan said that the program also aims at qualifying some 375 male and female youngsters in the governorates of Eden, Shabwa and Hadramout. The program was financed by Abdullah Al-Nori's charity.(end).