‘Cry of Aleppo’ drive shows hu­man­i­tar­ian role of Kuwait

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KUWAIT: Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety’s (KRCS) ‘Cry of Aleppo’ fundrais­ing cam­paign de­picts the State of Kuwait’s ma­jor role at the in­ter­na­tional hu­man­i­tar­ian re­lief lev­els, a num­ber of of­fi­cials said yes­ter­day. The cam­paign, launched yes­ter­day in Far­waniya, Mubarak AlKabeer and Ah­madi gov­er­norates in sup­port of dis­placed Syr­i­ans from Aleppo, came as a re­ac­tion from the Kuwaiti peo­ple, renowned for good deeds, the of­fi­cials said in separate in­ter­views. They also un­der­lined the key role played by the KRCS for those who need sup­port world­wide.

This char­i­ta­ble-hu­man­i­tar­ian cam­paign has been launched in line with re­li­gious and hu­man­i­tar­ian du­ties, to­ward the “broth­ers in Aleppo, which aims to sup­port them following the an­ni­hi­la­tion of their home­land,” said Sheikh Faisal Al-Malek Al-Sabah, Al-Far­waniya Gov­er­nor. He also noted the keen­ness in this re­spect to bol­ster the State of Kuwait’s sta­tus as a global hu­man­i­tar­ian cen­ter.

Kuwait has al­ways been in the front ranks for “aid­ing every-one and erect­ing bridges of re­lief and of­fer­ing aid and tack­ling the hard­ships of the stricken and needy na­tions; in line with guide­lines of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,” the gov­er­nor said. Sheikh Faisal Al-Hu­moud lauded the sub­stan­tial re­sponse from the cit­i­zens and res­i­dents to the cam­paign, “re­flect­ing gen­uine traits of the Kuwaiti peo­ple and their de­vo­tion for giv­ing and hur­riedly aid­ing those in need at times of hard­ships.”

K-Net only

Ibrahim Al-Fo­dari, the di­rec­tor of the tech­ni­cal bureau in Al-Far­waniya, said the do­na­tions were solely given via the K-Net. He also ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the KRCS, the gen­er­ous cit­i­zens, the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion, the me­dia and other con­trib­u­tors.

Yousef Al-Me’raj, in charge of the emer­gency and catas­tro­phes’ af­fairs at KRCS, con­firmed that the na­tion­wide ef­fort aims at dis­patch­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian and re­lief sup­plies to the Syr­i­ans.

The KRCS is con­duct­ing the cam­paign at malls, State de­part­ments and Kuwait Uni­ver­sity. A del­e­ga­tion from the so­ci­ety will travel to Syria to pre­pare the sup­plies that would be handed to Syr­i­ans in need and the dis­placed. Two days ago, he added, a batch of sup­plies in­clud­ing win­ter clothes and other ne­ces­si­ties reached some of the Syr­i­ans in the north of the coun­try.

Ab­dul­lah Al-Mes­bah, a donor, said that he had cho­sen the KRCS be­cause it is a vet­eran and re­li­able as­so­ci­a­tion. An­other donor, Man­sour Al-Otaibi, said, “We are following the foot­steps of His High­ness the Amir to scram­ble for re­liev­ing the af­flicted any­where, par­tic­u­larly in Arab and Is­lamic States.” Other donors also ex­pressed strong con­fi­dence that the KRCS, as al­ways, would se­cure de­liv­ery of the ne­ces­si­ties to the needy in war-torn Syria.

Worst con­di­tions

Ear­lier, KRCS’ Vice chair­man Anwar AlHa­sawi said that the cam­paign will cover the coun­try’s five gov­er­norates. He af­firmed that it has been or­ga­nized in sol­i­dar­ity with the peo­ple of Aleppo who have been af­flicted with the worst con­di­tions, adding that the KRCS has mus­tered all po­ten­tial and vol­un­tary cadres to se­cure its suc­cess.

The cam­paign will pro­ceed for two days in each gov­er­norate, Ha­sawi added. 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.

Mean­while, Ah­madi Gov­er­nor Sheikh Fawaz Khaled Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah stressed in a press state­ment the need to join the re­gional and in­ter­na­tional ef­forts to stop the Aleppo tragedy, adding that KRCS is ever ready to en­hance its lead­ing role, ful­fill­ing its hu­man re­spon­si­bil­ity to­ward the dis­placed Syr­i­ans. Also, Sec­re­tary of the Board of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Gov­er­norate Na­bil Al-Hafith said that open­ing the doors of the gov­er­norate to re­ceive do­na­tions came upon di­rec­tions of the Gov­er­nor Ah­mad Al-Ru­jaib. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Al-Far­waniya Gov­er­nor Sheikh Faisal Al-Malek Al-Sabah at­tends Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety’s ‘Cry of Aleppo’ fundrais­ing cam­paign. — KUNA

Peo­ple par­tic­i­pate in Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety’s ‘Cry of Aleppo’ fundrais­ing cam­paign.

Di­rec­tor of the tech­ni­cal bureau in Ah­madi Gov­er­norate Ibrahim Al-Fo­dari

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