Kuwait distributes 6,000 blankets to displaced Iraqis
IRBIL: Kuwait has provided around 6,000 blankets for displaced Iraqis, many of whom have fled a war zone in the northern city of Mosul. Speaking yesterday, Kuwait’s Consul General in Irbil Omar Al-Kandari said that as temperatures continue to plummet to single digits, such items as blankets are a necessity to help these displaced people stay warm.
On the aid, he said that the families residing in camps have been provided with a pair of blankets per family, noting that such measures reinforce Kuwait’s solidarity with Iraq as the country goes through trying times. He also underscored that such humanitarian aid will continue to meet the needs of a growing number of displaced people.
Meanwhile, an official from Al-Barzani Chairty, Ismail Abdulaziz said that Kuwait’s aid represents a benevolent deed, noting that freezing temperatures will only exacerbate the misery these displaced people are living in. Kuwait had previously distributed 3000 heaters to displaced Iraqis, in addition to food rations as part of an aid package earmarked for the war-torn nation.