Kuwait launches re­lief cam­paign for Aleppo

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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

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