Kuwait distributes money coupons to displaced Iraqis
The State of Kuwait on Tuesday distributed money coupons to displaced Iraqi people in the northern city of Irbil to buy their needs from shops. Kuwait is keen on helping the displaced Iraqis as part of its “Kuwait by your side” campaign, and is distributing money coupons to the displaced from Mosul, Salahuddin and Anbar to give them free choice to buy their own needs from shops, said Dr Omar Al-Kanderi, Consul General in Irbil.
The aid, whether the ones in Iraq or other parts of the world, are upon instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AlSabah to help the needy people, he said. Kuwait, said Kanderi, would distribute the money coupons to 10,000 families.
The Kuwaiti humanitarian assistance, he added, would also include health and education services, or building of shelters. Kuwait launched its campaign in Iraq’s Kurdistan province in the middle of 2015, and has distributed around 170,000 food baskets so far. —KUNA