Kuwait pro­vides meals to flee­ing Iraqis

Kuwait helps to ed­u­cate Syr­ian refugee chil­dren

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Kuwaiti Gen­eral Consulate in Irbil of­fered meals to Iraqis flee­ing from the armed op­er­a­tions cur­rently un­der­way in the city of Mo­sul, said a Kuwaiti diplo­mat yes­ter­day. Gen­eral Con­sul Dr Omar Al-Kan­deri said that Kuwait, in co­op­er­a­tion with lo­cal Kur­dish and Iraqi au­thor­i­ties, is fo­cus­ing on help­ing the dis­placed Iraqis dur­ing this dire sit­u­a­tion.

Two meals are pre­pared to help feed the dis­placed daily at refugee camps, said the Kuwaiti diplo­mat. An of­fi­cial work­ing for an Iraqi char­ity lauded Kuwait’s sup­port to the dis­placed Iraqis, say­ing that this ges­ture was ex­pected from the fel­low neigh­bor­ing coun­try. The Iraqi state in­di­cated yes­ter­day that over 20,000 peo­ple had fled Nin­eveh gov­er­norate since the op­er­a­tion to re­trieve Mo­sul from the hands of the so-called Is­lamic State (IS) be­gan.

Syr­ian refugee chil­dren

Syr­ian refugees in Le­banon, es­pe­cially chil­dren, live under tough con­di­tions as a re­sult of the bru­tal con­flict in their coun­try on­go­ing since March 2011. How­ever, a bit of hope is be­ing brought by Kuwaiti re­lief aid or­ga­ni­za­tions with sev­eral chil­dren ben­e­fit­ing from the as­sis­tance. Ka­reem Zaitoun and Rawah Omar are two Syr­ian refugee chil­dren who re­cently were helped by Kuwait to over­come a small por­tion of the tragedy they were liv­ing in.

As for Zaitoun, the child refugee is be­ing as­sisted by the Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) to con­tinue his stud­ies and pos­si­bly be­com­ing a doc­tor one day. Rawah Omar also ben­e­fited from a KRCS do­na­tion to cover the ex­penses of her ed­u­ca­tion. Speak­ing to KUNA on two sep­a­rate ac­counts, the par­ents of the two chil­dren ex­pressed joy over the gen­er­ous stance, thank­ing the lead­er­ship of Kuwait and its peo­ple for their help. Zaitoun’s fa­ther said that the fam­ily had to go through var­i­ous chal­lenges just to make it through the day; how­ever, with the Kuwaiti do­na­tion, now his son could pur­sue his ed­uca- tion to his heart’s content.

Fa­ther of the child refugee Rawah Omar, on his part, re­mem­bered the sad­ness of tak­ing his chil­dren out of Syria and how their ed­u­ca­tion be­came a mi­nor pur­suit due to the hor­rors of war. Af­ter two years, fi­nally the chil­dren could go back to school, said the refugee. Kuwait had of­fered around $500,000 to UNESCO’s op­er­a­tions in Le­banon, do­nat­ing most of the money to help Syr­ian child refugees pur­sue ed­u­ca­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the UN, there were over 450,000 child refugees, ages be­tween 6 and 17 years old, in Le­banon who are in need of help to con­tinue their ed­u­ca­tion. — Agen­cies


Kuwait helps to ed­u­cate Syr­ian refugee chil­dren in Le­banon.

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