Unity amongst Arab relief aid organizations vital: KRCS official
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