Kuwait ful­fills an­nual obli­ga­tions to­wards Syr­ian refugees: Am­bas­sador

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - KUNA

GENEVA:

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. —

KUNA

GENEVA: Am­bas­sador Ja­mal Al-Ghu­naim (left) meets with United Na­tions High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. —

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