Mo­sul’s MPs ap­pre­ci­ate Kuwait’s hu­man­i­tar­ian role

Kuwait builds new school in Iraq

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - KUNA

IRBIL/BAGH­DAD: Iraqi mem­bers of par­lia­ment rep­re­sent­ing Nin­eveh prov­ince as well as mem­bers of Nin­eveh pro­vin­cial Coun­cil ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Kuwait’s Hu­man­tar­ian role to­wards dis­placed peo­ple through pro­vi­sion of med­i­cal treat­ment for the wounded civil­ians flee­ing Mo­sul.

Nin­eveh’s MPs ex­pressed in a ‘Thank You’ let­ter their grat­i­tude on be­half of Nin­eveh’s prov­ince and Iraqi peo­ple for Kuwait’s con­tin­ued pro­vi­sion of ur­gent hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to the peo­ple in Mo­sul as part of the ‘Kuwait By Your Side’ cam­paign. With the start of the op­er­a­tion to re­take Mo­sul from the so-called Is­lamic State (IS), Kuwait has al­lo­cated tens of thou­sands of food parcels to the needy peo­ple in Nin­eveh prov­ince, in­clud­ing vil­lages of Nim­rud south Mo­sul, in ad­di­tion to prepa­ra­tion of daily meals in the var­i­ous camps. Kuwait also Built two hos­pi­tals for emer­gency cases to treat the dis­placed Iraqis.

Heaters dis­trib­uted

On Sun­day, Up to 1,500 heaters were given to dis­placed Iraqis at a camp east of the north­ern Iraqi city of Mo­sul. The heaters, pro­vided to the Iraqis who had been re­lo­cated from the em­bat­tled city of Mo­sul to Has­san Sham shanty town, came as bit­ter win­ter cold set in, ag­gra­vat­ing the dis­placed per­sons’ hard­ships.

Dr Omar Al-Kan­dari, the State of Kuwait’s Gen­eral Con­sul in Irbil, said that the heaters were se­cured for the re­lo­cated Iraqis as part of a cam­paign, “We are on your side,” to help them sur­vive the ex­treme cold. Such aid is in line with the ini­tia­tive of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber AlSabah aim­ing to al­le­vi­ate the dis­placed and refugees’ suf­fer­ing.

Rezkar Obaid, an of­fi­cial at the camp, has ex­pressed deep grat­i­tude to Kuwait for pro­vid­ing the heaters at a time tem­per­a­ture has been ebbing in north­ern Iraq. There is reg­u­lar co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the Kuwaiti Con­sulate and the camp man­agers to fur­nish the dis­placed with var­i­ous means of sup­port. The Kuwaiti mis­sion has al­ready pro­vided food to res­i­dents of Has­san Sham and an­other camp, named Al-Khazer. Both hosts peo­ple who have fled Mo­sul, scene of on­go­ing fight­ing be­tween gov­ern­ment forces and Is­lamic mil­i­tants.

Makeshift hos­pi­tals for emer­gency cases have been built at the two shanty towns. Scores of civil­ians have aban­doned their homes in Mo­sul flee­ing to safer re­gions as the gov­ern­ment forces push ahead to drive the mil­i­tants out of the coun­try’s sec­ond largest city.

School built

In other news, a Kuwaiti-fi­nanced school of pre­fab­ri­cated units has been built in AlRa­madi, the largest city in Al-An­bar gover­norate west of the Iraqi cap­i­tal. The school, made of car­a­vans, is part of the Kuwaiti hu­man­i­tar­ian cam­paign in the na­tion.

The Kuwaiti em­bassy in Iraq di­rectly su­per­vised the project.

Kuwait, through open­ing this school in Al-Ra­madi that has suf­fered ex­ten­sive dam­age par­tic­u­larly in the teach­ing sec­tor, man­i­fests anew its sin­cere sup­port for “the brothers in Iraq,” part of the ef­forts to en­able them cope “with the cur­rent cri­sis,” said the Kuwaiti Am­bas­sador Salem Gh­esab Al-Za­manan, in a press state­ment.

Am­bas­sador Za­manan said he was elated for ac­com­plish­ing, prop­erly, this im­por­tant and vi­tal project to ac­com­mo­date a seg­ment of the stu­dents in Al-Ra­madi, some 110 kilo­me­ters (68 miles) west of Bagh­dad.

Up to 19 car­a­vans have been brought in to es­tab­lish the school, which will ac­com­mo­date some 600 stu­dents, namely those who could not reg­is­ter in other schools in the prov­ince.

It is the third school to be built in AlAn­bar with fi­nanc­ing by the Kuwaiti Re­lief So­ci­ety. As part of the Kuwaiti hu­man­i­tar­ian cam­paign, a large num­ber of food parcels, heaters and school bags have been dis­trib­uted to those in need in var­i­ous re­gions of the coun­try. —

A scene from the open­ing cer­e­mony of a Kuwaiti-funded school in Al-Ra­madi.

— KUNA

MO­SUL: Kuwaiti hu­man­i­tar­ian aid is dis­trib­uted to the peo­ple in Mo­sul.

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