Kuwait raises $500,000 for Aleppo
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