Kuwait to build school in Ir­bil

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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

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