Kuwait car­ries on with aid to Iraqis in Mo­sul

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - — KUNA

The State of Kuwait yes­ter­day con­tin­ued of­fer­ing ur­gent hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to the peo­ple in Mo­sul as part of the ‘Kuwait by your side’ cam­paign. To­day, aid is be­ing of­fered to Iraqis in Mo­sul’s neigh­bor­hood of Al-Samah, re­cently re­taken from the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Di­rec­tor of the city’s town­ship of Bartla Ali Mo­ham­mad ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the State of Kuwait for its hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tive of­fer­ing re­lief aid to Mo­sul’s peo­ple in the re-cap­tured ar­eas. Mean­while, head of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity in Iraq’s sec­ond biggest city Mo­hamed Kassem high­lighted Kuwait’s dis­tinct hu­man­i­tar­ian sup­port to Mo­sul. He said that they had de­liv­ered food sup­plies to the lib­er­ated ar­eas in Mo­sul in co­op­er­a­tion with of­fi­cials in the Nin­eveh Gover­norate.

Up to 1,000 food pack­ages were to­day of­fered to the Mo­sul’s peo­ple, Kassem said, adding that aid was dis­trib­uted to peo­ple in Al-Samah neigh­bor­hood in co­op­er­a­tion with Ahe­baa so­ci­ety for re­lief and de­vel­op­ment. Ahe­baa deputy chair­man Mo­hamma Se­lim said that more Kuwaiti cam­paigns would fol­low. “Kuwait has been a pioneer in of­fer­ing aid to Mo­sul,” head of the Nin­eveh Coun­cil of El­ders Hashim Fathi Al-Shobki said.

The Mo­sul peo­ple have been in dire need for the aid, he said, voic­ing hope other coun­tries would fol­low the Kuwait’s model. Many of the Iraqi peo­ple in Mo­sul thanked Kuwait for the aid which they badly needed, as they were suf­fer­ing se­vere short­age of food stuff. Kuwait has of­fered 170,000 food pack­ages to the Mo­sul peo­ple, as the Iraqi forces be­gan re­gain­ing con­trol on the city’s districts.

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