Kuwait’s hu­man­i­tar­ian role in Le­banon ex­tolled

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Chair­man of the Board of Trustees for Le­banon’s Chil­dren Can­cer Cen­ter, Nora Jum­blatt ex­tended yes­ter­day thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to His High­ness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti peo­ple for their gen­er­ous hu­man­i­tar­ian con­tri­bu­tions to var­i­ous parts of the world.

Re­gard­ing the $1 mil­lion do­na­tion by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment (KFAED) to help treat Syr­ian refugee chil­dren at the Cen­ter, Jum­blatt said that Kuwait has al­ways been sup­port­ive of Le­banon through its var­i­ous char­i­ta­ble and hu­man­i­tar­ian in­sti­tu­tions.

She added that this grant was part of Kuwait’s com­mit­ment to­wards the Syr­ian peo­ple as an­nounced dur­ing the donors’ con­fer­ences for Syria. She said that Kuwait has also been sup­port­ive of mil­lions of Syr­ian peo­ple who have been forced to flee their coun­try as a re­sult of the on­go­ing war. She also thanked KFAED for its con­tin­u­ous sup­port of the Syr­ian refugees.

Mean­while, Di­rec­tor of the med­i­cal cen­ter Dr Has­san Al-Sulh praised the gen­er­ous and hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tive by KFAED, thank­ing at the same time His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah as well as the govern­ment and peo­ple of Kuwait for the hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tive.

On Fri­day, KFAED’s Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Ab­dul­wa­hab Al-Bader said that the grant tar­gets Syr­ian chil­dren, the most vul­ner­a­ble seg­ment among Syr­ian refugees in Le­banon. Kuwait has been one of the lead­ing coun­tries in pro­vid­ing re­lief aid to the con­flict-af­fected Syr­ian peo­ple through govern­ment and non-govern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions. The Gulf State also hosted three con­fer­ences for Syria and also helped to or­ga­nize one in Lon­don.

—KUNA

BEIRUT: Chair­man of the Board of Trustees for Le­banon’s Chil­dren Can­cer Cen­ter Nora Jum­blatt (sec­ond right) meets Kuwait Fund for Arab Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment’s del­e­ga­tion.

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