KRCS team ar­rives in Turkey for ur­gent aid for Syr­i­ans

Al-Rahma sends aid to dis­placed from Aleppo

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

A team from Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) ar­rived yesterday in Turkey to take part in ef­forts for re­liev­ing Syr­i­ans flee­ing from the north­ern Syr­ian city of Aleppo. Dr Musaed Al-Enezi, the head of the team, said that the so­ci­ety planned a num­ber of key and char­i­ta­ble projects as well dis­tri­bu­tion of re­lief sup­plies, ur­gently, to the dis­placed, namely those com­ing from Aleppo. He also in­di­cated that the team would seek to ex­am­ine the sit­u­a­tion on the ground in Aleppo and as­sess prospected needs for the waraf­flicted peo­ple.

Mean­while, Al-Rahma In­ter­na­tional, an af­fil­i­ate of Kuwait’s Social Re­forms So­ci­ety, yesterday sent a 24-truck con­voy of re­lief aid from Turkey’s south­ern town of Hatay, to the dis­placed Syr­i­ans from Aleppo and the sur­round­ings ar­eas. Up to 100 dis­placed Syr­ian fam­i­lies will ben­e­fit from the aid, Al-Ra­ham sec­re­tary gen­eral Ye­hia Al-Oqaili said.

This is part of a Kuwaiti com­pre­hen­sive cam­paign to al­le­vi­ate suf­fer­ings of the dis­placed amid their tragic con­di­tions and dire need for help, Oqaili said. The aid con­voy car­ries food stuff, coal-heaters, 100 tons of coal and 700 fire-re­sis­tant tents and other aid re­lief sup­plies to pro­tect them from the freez­ing win­ter cold, he added

Oqaili noted that they are keen on iden­ti­fy­ing most needy peo­ple amid the huge dis­place­ment from Aleppo, amid the se­vere weather con­di­tions that ag­gra­vate their suf­fer­ings. The cam­paign re­flects Kuwait’s hu­man­i­tar­ian role, he said, adding that Al-Rahma In­ter­na­tional has of­fered $57 mil­lion to the Syr­ian refugee and dis­placed since the erup­tion of their crises al­most six years ago. Oqaili thanked the Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties and the Kuwaiti For­eign Min­istry for their sup­port to the phil­an­thropic ef­forts, as well as the Kuwaiti bene­fac­tors for their rapid and pos­i­tive re­sponse to calls of help. — KUNA

ANKARA: The Kuwaiti team in the Al-Rahma In­ter­na­tional pose for a group photo af­ter ar­riv­ing to Ankara, Turkey. — KUNA

BEIRUT: Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) launched a project yesterday to dis­trib­ute bread and other food sup­plies as well as diesel fuel to hun­dreds of Syr­ian refugee fam­i­lies in Le­banon.— KUNA

Al-Rahma In­ter­na­tional’s Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Ye­hia AlOqaili.

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