KRCS hosts ur­gent meet­ing on sit­u­a­tion in Aleppo

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) will host an ur­gent meet­ing for heads of the GCC Red Cres­cent So­ci­eties Wed­nes­day which will fo­cus on the Aleppo cri­sis, an of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day. The meet­ing will dis­cuss ef­forts to han­dle the Aleppo hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis and how GCC bod­ies will co­or­di­nate on the is­sue, KRCS Chair­man Dr Hi­lal Ali Al-Sayer said. A sug­ges­tion to send a joint GCC field team to of­fer aid to the dis­placed Syr­i­ans from Aleppo will also be on the agenda of the meet­ing, he said.

Mean­while, Chair­man of the In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Char­ity Or­ga­ni­za­tion (IICO), and Amiri Di­wan Ad­vi­sor Dr Ab­dul­lah AlMaa­touq has com­mended the Kuwaiti peo­ple’s rush to help brothers in Syria’s Aleppo. This praise came at the side­line of the 2016 Oman In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity that started in Salalah, Oman yes­ter­day. Maa­touq was hon­ored dur­ing the event at­tended by Omani, Gulf, and Arab so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity fig­ures.

Speak­ing af­ter re­ceiv­ing the award, Maa­touq urged busi­ness­men to as­sume their so­cial and hu­man­i­tar­ian re­spon­si­bil­ity amid the reper­cus­sions of the con­flicts and dis­as­ters sweep­ing the re­gion. He highly ap­pre­ci­ated Oman’s host­ing of the con­fer­ence that has brought to­gether a mul­ti­tude of Gulf, Arab, and in­ter­na­tional fig­ures and in­sti­tu­tions spe­cial­ized in so­cial ser­vice and re­spon­si­bil­ity and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. Ex­pand­ing the con­cept of so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity is sig­nif­i­cant progress for en­hanc­ing the role of the pri­vate sec­tor to counter hu­man­i­tar­ian, so­cial and en­vi­ron­ment prob­lems world­wide, he said. Ac­cord­ing to the IICO chief, Is­lam laid down the ba­sis of so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity more than 1,400 years ago. He voiced thanks to Sheikha Aisha bint Khal­fan Al Siyabiyah, chair­per­son of the Pub­lic Author­ity for Craft In­dus­tries and In­ter­na­tional Am­bas­sador for So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity, and hon­orary spon­sor of the Salalah con­fer­ence.

Yes­ter­day’s event is or­ga­nized by the Oman Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try branch in Dho­far, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Re­gional Network for the So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (RNSR) and In­ter­na­tional Am­bas­sadors Pro­gram for So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity. Chair­man of the Omani Spe­cial Olympics Faisal bin Turki Al-Said handed over the award to the Kuwaiti Amiri Di­wan Ad­vi­sor.

Ad­dress­ing the cer­e­mony, Maa­touq thanked the board of trustees of the award, headed by Pro­fes­sor Youssef Ab­dul-Ghaf­far. He ex­pressed deep plea­sure for the award that came in recog­ni­tion of Kuwait’s char­ity and hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tives and ef­forts. In light of the hu­man dis­as­ters in var­i­ous parts of the world, Maa­touq called for fur­ther and closer co­op­er­a­tion to end the suf­fer­ing of mil­lions of peo­ple world­wide.

The con­fer­ence aims to de­velop ef­fec­tive part­ner­ship be­tween the pri­vate sec­tor and the civil so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions, and shed­ding more light on the im­por­tance of so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity. It also seeks to en­cour­age the pri­vate sec­tor firms to con­trib­ute to so­cial projects as well as to the ef­forts to re­al­ize the goals of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment. — KUNA

SALALAH: Chair­man of the In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Char­ity Or­ga­ni­za­tion (IICO) Dr Ab­dul­lah Al-Maa­touq poses for a group photo with other par­tic­i­pants in the 2016 Oman In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity. — KUNA

KRCS Chair­man Dr Hi­lal Ali Al-Sayer

Dr Ab­dul­lah Al-Maa­touq

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