ICRC ap­pre­cia­tive of Kuwait’s com­mit­ment in sup­port­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts in the re­gion

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

On 22nd Nov 2016, the state of Kuwait has made a gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion to the In­ter­na­tional Com­mit­tee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to as­sist its ef­forts in re­spond­ing to the dire hu­man­i­tar­ian sit­u­a­tion in the re­gion.

The ICRC Head of Regional Del­e­ga­tion in Kuwait, Yahia Al­ibi, ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAh­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for Kuwait’s gen­eros­ity. He stated that, “Kuwait’s com­mit­ment to sup­port the ICRC in its ef­forts to re­spond to the con­tin­u­ously evolv­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian chal­lenges in the re­gion has helped al­le­vi­ate the suf­fer­ing of thou­sands of peo­ple af­fected by armed con­flicts.”

Over the last few years and through reg­u­lar do­na­tions, the State of Kuwait has be­come one of the most im­por­tant ICRC donors. This high­lights the ties and col­lab­o­ra­tion the ICRC has de­vel­oped with the State of Kuwait and the Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) to meet the needs of the most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in the world.

The ICRC has been in Kuwait since the 1990-91 Gulf War. It fo­cuses on hu­man­i­tar­ian needs re­main­ing from that war or aris­ing from cur­rent armed con­flicts and other sit­u­a­tions of vi­o­lence in the wider re­gion. The regional del­e­ga­tion in Kuwait cov­ers the six coun­tries be­long­ing to the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil.

KUWAIT: The Cuban Em­bassy re­ceived con­do­lences yes­ter­day on the death of Fidel Cas­tro, who passed away on Fri­day. Sev­eral diplo­mats and other dig­ni­taries paid trib­ute to the late Cuban leader. — Pho­tos by Joseph Sha­gra

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