Kuwaiti stu­dents moved to safer places in US over Hur­ri­cane Matthew

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion’s Cul­tural Of­fice in Wash­ing­ton has moved many Kuwaiti stu­dents from var­i­ous ar­eas threat­ened by Hur­ri­cane Matthew, to safe places. As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary of schol­ar­ships af­fairs at the Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion for Fatma Al-San­nan told KUNA yes­ter­day said that the Cul­tural Of­fice in Wash­ing­ton had formed an emer­gency team, led by Asil Al-Awadhi, to con­tact the stu­dents and make sure they are all safe.

Al-San­nan urged other Kuwaiti stu­dents study­ing in the US to con­tact the team by phone or through the e-mail, so that they could be taken to safer places, in line with di­rec­tives of the Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion and Min­is­ter of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Dr Bader Al-Issa.

The Kuwaiti em­bassy on Tues­day asked na­tion­als to take all pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures to en­sure their safety and heed the safety in­struc­tions is­sued by the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties after Matthew hit the south­east­ern coasts. The em­bassy urged Kuwaitis to re­port to it on any even­tu­al­ity and con­tact in case of need via the fol­low­ing phone num­bers: The emer­gency phone No. of the em­bassy: 001-202-2620758. The emer­gency phone No of the Cul­ture Of­fice: 001-202-364-2104. —KUNA

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