Kuwait launches relief campaign for Aleppo
The International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) has launched an urgent relief campaign for the residents of the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, who suffer severely from lack of food, medicine, fuel, and security due to non-stop air strikes on the city.
Aleppo has been suffering for a while from the escalation of systematic air strikes on hospitals, schools, and besieged residential neighborhoods, which is totally against all humanitarian principles and charters, international traditions, and religious laws, Dr Abdullah Al-Maatouq, IICO’s Chairman and Amiri Diwan Advisor, said in a press statement yesterday.
The continued aggression, hostility, and violence against the city is a blatant violation of the basics of the international humanitarian law, Maatouq said, adding that such intense violence is hindering the civil defense teams’ efforts to pick up dead bodies and save lives under the rubbles of destroyed buildings. He stressed the importance of consolidating all efforts to launch more humanitarian campaigns in order to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people, calling philanthropists and good people around the world to support and aid the children and women of Aleppo.
He also urged the UN, international organizations, Arab League, and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to bare their responsibilities toward the massacres that are being committed in Aleppo. Earlier yesterday, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) launched yesterday at the society’s headquarters in Shuwaikh Administrative area a campaign to collect donations for displaced Syrians in Aleppo.
The society aims to ease the suffering of displaced Syrians in Aleppo, who are living in disastrous humanitarian conditions due to the ongoing Syrian war, KRCS’ Deputy Chairman Anwar AlHasawi said. He added that donations will be received at the headquarters in morning and evening time periods, while a donation booth will be opened today at 360 Mall. Meanwhile, head of the resources development department at KRCS Lama Al-Othman noted that people in Aleppo are in desperate need of heaters to face the extremely cold, as well as food and medicine.
She called on humanitarian organizations to provide immediate aid to Syrians in need. According to statistics, about 60,000 in Aleppo where forced to flee their homes since last August, Othman said. She also added that about 20,000 have fled in the past 72 hours. — KUNA
KUWAIT: First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday received congratulations from the Ministry’s officials on the Amiri decree which reinstated him to his position. The meeting was attended by Deputy Foreign Ministry Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah. — KUNA
Head of the resources development department at KRCS Lama Al-Othman
KRCS’ Deputy Chairman Anwar Al-Hasawi