Kuwaiti, Turkish philanthropists coordinate to help Syrians
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.
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