Kuwait to build school in Irbil
Kuwait will build a school for displaced Iraqis in Irbil city, Kuwaiti Consul General to the Iraq’s Kurdistan region Dr Omar Al-Kanderi announced yesterday. He said that Kuwait was keen on providing assistance to the Iraqi people, noting that the current project was within such effort.
This stationed-caravan school, which includes 12 classrooms, will be located in Irbil and it has the capacity to receive 480 students mainly from Nineveh and Al-Anbar, he said. The Kuwaiti humanitarian projects will continue to offer facilities and aid to the displaced Iraqis, he added.
Kuwait has built a model school in Irbil in 2011 through Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), he said. In 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS) took control of Mosul city, leading some 1.5 million Iraqis to flee to Kurdistan. As the operations to rid Mosul from IS elements began, a number of 26,000 Iraqis also sought refuge in the Kurdish region, said the Ministry of Migration and Displacement. — KUNA