Kuwait dis­trib­utes 6,000 blan­kets to dis­placed Iraqis

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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.

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