KRCS team arrives in Turkey for urgent aid for Syrians
Al-Rahma sends aid to displaced from Aleppo
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.