Kuwait provides meals to fleeing Iraqis
Kuwait helps to educate Syrian refugee children
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.