Kuwait’s humanitarian role in Lebanon extolled
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.
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.