Unity amongst Arab re­lief aid or­ga­ni­za­tions vi­tal: KRCS of­fi­cial

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT/GAZA: Unity amongst Arab re­lief aid or­ga­ni­za­tions “vi­tal” to ad­dress re­gional and global chal­lenges, Deputy Chair­man of Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) An­war Al-Ha­sawi said yes­ter­day. The KRCS was keen on con­tribut­ing to this cause of bol­ster­ing co­op­er­a­tion amongst Arab red cres­cent so­ci­eties, he said.

The up­com­ing meet­ings for In­ter­na­tional Red Cross and Red Cres­cent Move­ment and the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion for the Red Cross and Red Cres­cent So­ci­eties (IFRC), to be held in Geneva from De­cem­ber 3-10, will be im­por­tant venues to show­case Arab sol­i­dar­ity within the re­lief aid do­main, said Ha­sawi who noted that KRCS will brief the meet­ings on the so­ci­ety’s ef­forts world­wide.

Re­gard­ing im­por­tant items to be dis­cuss at the Geneva meet­ings, Ha­sawi said the Arab group will de­liver its vi­sion on im­prov­ing a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­cords, adding that among the topic to be dis­cuss was also the re­cent agree­ment signed be­tween the Pales­tinian Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety and the Red Star of David so­ci­ety re­gard­ing op­er­a­tion in the oc­cu­pied Pales­tinian lands in­clud­ing East Jerusalem.

School sup­plies Mean­while, the KRCS dis­trib­uted school bags and med­i­cal equip­ment to the Pales­tinian peo­ple in Gaza in light of the dif­fi­cult liv­ing con­di­tions im­posed on them by the Is­raeli oc­cu­pa­tion. KRCS’ rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Pales­tine Redha Khadr said in a state­ment that the KRCS has dis­trib­uted about 20,000 school bags and sta­tionery to the poor, marginal­ized groups, or­phans and stu­dents with spe­cial needs in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Khadr added that “This aid is in line with Kuwait’s lead­ing role in pre­sent­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian aid in the world.” She pointed out that KRCS will pro­vide within the next few weeks pros­the­ses to a Pales­tinian child with spe­cial needs af­ter tak­ing all nec­es­sary med­i­cal mea­sure­ments with the help of one of the Pales­tinian health cen­ters.

She ex­plained that the pro­vi­sion of the pros­the­ses came to meet the ur­gent ap­peal made by the Pales­tinian child’s fam­ily, which in turn thanked Kuwait for its ef­forts to sup­port the Pales­tinian peo­ple. —KUNA

GAZA: KRCS staff dis­trib­ute school bags to stu­dents in Gaza, Pales­tine. —KUNA

KRCS Deputy Chair­man

An­war Al-Ha­sawi

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