KRCS launches ‘Cry for Aleppo’ cam­paign

Arabs call for UN meet­ing over Syria

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) has launched a fundrais­ing cam­paign in sup­port of the dis­placed Syr­i­ans from Aleppo. The cam­paign will cover five Kuwaiti gov­er­norates, KRCS Vice chair­man An­war Al-Has­sawi said. The do­na­tion cam­paign has been or­ga­nized in sol­i­dar­ity with our broth­ers in Aleppo who have been af­flicted with the worst con­di­tions, he added. The KRCS has mus­tered all po­ten­tial and vol­un­tary cadres to se­cure suc­cess for the cam­paign.

The cam­paign will be or­ga­nized for two days in each gov­er­norate, open­ing at 09:00 am till 13:00 pm lo­cal-time, Al-Has­sawi said. He ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the gov­er­nors who hur­riedly re­sponded to the phil­an­thropic call and opened the doors of the gov­er­norates to re­ceive donors, both Kuwaitis and res­i­dents. Al-Has­sawi stressed the need to join the re­gional and in­ter­na­tional ef­forts to stop the Aleppo tragedy. He said that the KRCS is ever ready to en­hance its lead­ing role, ful­fill­ing its hu­man re­spon­si­bil­ity to­ward the dis­placed Syr­i­ans and the refugees. He also urged all cat­e­gories of the so­ci­ety to sup­port the KRCS ef­forts, hu­man­i­tar­ian pro­grams and aid ini­tia­tives to help the Syr­i­ans flee­ing death in Aleppo.

Aid to Aleppo

Mean­while, Kuwait’s Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) has signed an agree­ment for co­op­er­a­tion with Qatar Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (QRCS) to pro­vide re­lief aid to dis­placed Syr­i­ans in the war-bat­tered city of Aleppo. Speak­ing to KUNA, Deputy Chair­man of KRCS An­war Al-Ha­sawi said that the so­ci­ety seeks to part­ner up with in­ter­na­tional hu­man­i­tar­ian or­ga­ni­za­tions to help out those vic­tim­ized by war in Aleppo, adding that the agree­ment with QRCS is part of hu­man­i­tar­ian en­deav­ors un­der­taken by KRCS.

More­over, he noted that both so­ci­eties will dis­trib­ute food bas­kets to dis­placed Syr­i­ans, which will help mit­i­gate the mis­ery they have been forced to en­dure as a re­sult of war, adding that this is the first aid pro­vided by KRCS on Syr­ian soil. AlHa­sawi also pointed out that KRCS pos­sesses the ex­per­tise needed to deal with con­flicts and ur­gent sit­u­a­tions and has the means to pro­vide hu­man­i­tar­ian and re­lief aid. On a do­na­tion drive ear­marked for Aleppo, he said turnout was highly im­pres­sive as ci­ti­zens and res­i­dents alike have con­trib­uted. Since the Syr­ian con­flict first broke out more than five years ago, KRCS has launched a myr­iad of aid cam­paigns for Syr­ian refugees lan­guish­ing in camps in neigh­bor­ing Jor­dan and Le­banon.

Emer­gency meet­ing

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, the Arab League Per­ma­nent Del­e­gates’ Coun­cil has af­firmed sup­port for ef­forts by the UAE, Saudi Ara­bia and Qatar to hold an emer­gency meet­ing of the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly to halt “the atroc­i­ties car­ried out by the (Syr­ian) regime and its al­lies against the Syr­ian peo­ple.” The del­e­gates, at end of their ir­reg­u­lar meet­ing for Syria, is­sued a state­ment, call­ing on the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to pres­sure the Syr­ian regime to open safe hu­man­i­tar­ian cor­ri­dors to exit stranded civil­ians in the em­bat­tled city of Aleppo. It also con­demned in strong­est terms “the atro­cious op­er­a­tions waged against the civil­ians in the city.”

The Arab state­ment deemed the Syr­ian regime prac­tices in Aleppo and other Syr­ian cities as “crimes of war and fla­grant breaches of the in­ter­na­tional laws and the Fourth Geneva Con­ven­tion,” also urg­ing for pros­e­cu­tion of the “ag­gres­sors by an in­ter­na­tional court.” The Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, the state­ment said, must shoul­der its full re­spon­si­bil­i­ties with re­spect of pre­serv­ing se­cu­rity and peace and halt the fight­ing in all Syr­ian re­gions. It re-af­firmed com­mit­ment to Syria’s in­de­pen­dence, sovereignty and ter­ri­to­rial sanc­tity and its un­wa­ver­ing stance for com­bat­ing ter­ror­ism. — Agen­cies

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