Mosul’s MPs appreciate Kuwait’s humanitarian role
Kuwait builds new school in Iraq
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.
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.
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.
MOSUL: Kuwaiti humanitarian aid is distributed to the people in Mosul.