Kuwait fulfills annual obligations towards Syrian refugees: Ambassador
Kuwait had fulfilled its annual financial obligations towards the Syrian refugees as prescribed by the United Nations, said a senior Kuwaiti diplomat yesterday. Kuwait’s permanent delegate to the UN and international organizations headquarters in Geneva, Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim said that he handed in Kuwait’s financial contributions to various UN organizations involved in the humanitarian and relief aid operations aimed at helping Syrian refugees.
This step is in line with Kuwait’s pledges to offer assistance to Syrian refugees as promised in previous events namely the fourth aid conference for Syrian which was held in London, said the Kuwaiti diplomat.
UN organizations are in need of financial assistance to cover the costs of humanitarian efforts worldwide, said Ambassador Ghunaim, adding that the Syrian war, raging since March of 2011, was one of the major world crises which required a serious resolve to end the bloodshed. He urged the world to pay attention to the suffering of the Syrian refugees, vowing that Kuwait will work with parties aiming at peaceful end to the conflict.
Meanwhile, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi lauded the ongoing cooperation between Kuwait and UN relief agencies, stressing that the GCC country could be depended on when it came to helping less fortunate people around the globe.
The UN honoring of Kuwait as a global humanitarian center and His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a humanitarian leader are titles that were rightfully earned by the Gulf State and its ruler, affirmed Grandi. —
GENEVA: Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim (left) meets with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. —