Kuwaiti, Turkish phi­lan­thropists co­or­di­nate to help Syr­i­ans

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - ANKARA:

Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) is co­or­di­nat­ing with its Turkish coun­ter­part to or­ga­nize de­liv­ery of re­lief aid to Syr­i­ans in need. Dr Musaed Al-Enezi, the head of the KRCS mis­sion in Tur­key, said yes­ter­day that the so­ci­ety of­fi­cials held a meet­ing with coun­ter­parts from the Turkish Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety, dis­cussing co­op­er­a­tion to se­cure ur­gent as­sis­tance for Syr­i­ans from the war-battered city of Aleppo.

The talks that in­volved Dr Mehmet Gul­lu­oglu, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Turkish Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety, ad­dressed prospects of dis­patch­ing the aid to the re­lo­cated and refugees de­spite cur­rent hard weather con­di­tions. The Turkish phi­lan­thropist briefed the Kuwaiti side about their con­di­tions and press­ing needs.

The meet­ing was at­tended by the KRCS head of public re­la­tions me­dia Khaled Al-Zaid and the head of projects and ex­ter­nal aid at Qatar Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety, which has been also in­volved in the hu­man­i­tar­ian op­er­a­tions in the Syr­ian-Turkish bor­der re­gions.

Mean­while, the Kuwaiti Al-Na­jat char­ity de­clared dis­tri­bu­tion of re­lief sup­plies to Syr­i­ans in the Turkish town of Shanly Urfa (of­fi­cially named San­li­urfa), lo­cated close to the bor­der line with neigh­bor­ing Syria. Thamer Al-She­haib, in charge of re­lief op­er­a­tions, said that the as­so­ci­a­tion has in­ten­si­fied its ef­forts due to mount­ing in­flow of Syr­i­ans from Aleppo. Its aid to the Syr­i­ans in­clude mat­tresses, heaters and fi­nan­cial sup­port.

It will distribute coupons to­day to Syr­ian fam­i­lies to get food ra­tions and clothes. Its rep­re­sen­ta­tives will also visit fam­i­lies with­out male sup­port­ers. On Mon­day, eight truck­loads of re­lief ma­te­ri­als will be dis­patched to the town of Hatay, also sit­u­ated in the bor­der re­gion.

‘Re­liev­ing Aleppo’

The In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Char­ity Or­ga­ni­za­tion (IICO) has pur­sued its hu­man­i­tar­ian cam­paign ‘for re­liev­ing Aleppo’ through urg­ing for do­na­tions and dis­patch­ing a team to the re­gions where the dis­placed Syr­ian have set­tled; fol­low­ing up on such pro­grams with fund­ing by His High­ness Chief of the Na­tional Guards Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah, in co­or­di­na­tion with Syr­ian and Turkish char­i­ties. Salah Al-Jassem, the head of the re­lief team and the me­dia di­rec­tor at the IICO said that the as­so­ci­a­tion had launched the cam­paign to re­lieve the dis­placed and af­flicted, fol­low­ing up on an­other cam­paign, ti­tled “warm­ness and safety” for the refugees, with fund­ing by His High­ness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali. — KUNA

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