Kuwait raises $500,000 for Aleppo

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) said it has raised a sum of $500,000 in hu­man­i­tar­ian and re­lief aid to the res­i­dents of the be­sieged Syr­ian city of Aleppo. The sum is just part of a $1 mil­lion fundrais­ing cam­paign aiming at al­le­vi­at­ing the suf­fer­ings of the res­i­dents of Aleppo, the KRCS’s pub­lic re­la­tions and me­dia chief Khaled Al-Zaid said yes­ter­day.

Zaid urged Kuwaiti peo­ple to sup­port the re­lief cam­paign, dubbed “Aleppo’s Scream” in or­der to help in eas­ing out the woes of Aleppo res­i­dents who have been suf­fer­ing aw­fully crit­i­cal liv­ing con­di­tions. He added that the so­ci­ety’s hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tive was launched Tues­day and runs for five days. It comes within the frame­work of Kuwait’s re­lent­less re­lief ef­forts aiming at help­ing Syr­ian refugees and dis­placed per­sons in gen­eral and peo­ple of Aleppo in par­tic­u­lar, the KRCS of­fi­cial pointed out.

The be­sieged Syr­ian city of Aleppo has been un­der stiff attacks by Syr­ian gov­ern­ment forces and their al­lied mili­tias, spark­ing wide-scale Arab and in­ter­na­tional out­rage. Ear­lier on Tues­day, the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil (UNSC) held an emer­gency ses­sion upon France and UK request against the tragic back­drop in Aleppo.

UN Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Ban Ki-moon ap­pealed to those who have the in­flu­ence and the power to al­le­vi­ate the suf­fer­ing of the peo­ple of Aleppo. Qatar called Tues­day for an emer­gency meet­ing of the Arab League Coun­cil at the level of per­ma­nent del­e­gates to dis­cuss the tragic sit­u­a­tion in the Syr­ian city of Aleppo. Mean­while, the State of Kuwait has called for hold­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary Arab min­is­te­rial meet­ing next Mon­day to dis­cuss the “tragic con­di­tions” in the war-torn city. —KUNA

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