Char­i­ties agree to co­or­di­nate re­sponse to Syr­ian cri­sis

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The first fo­rum on co­or­di­nat­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian and re­lief ef­forts for the Syr­ian refugees high­lighted the need of scal­ing up the hu­man­i­tar­ian joint life-sav­ing ef­fort for the dis­placed Syr­i­ans. Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) co­or­di­nates with its Qatari coun­ter­part in the de­liv­ery of re­lief aid to evac­uees from Aleppo city, north Syria, said di­rec­tor of the KRCS public re­la­tions depart­ment Khaled Al-Zaid. He made the state­ments on the side­lines of the fo­rum be­ing hosted by Gaziantep city, south­east Turkey.

“KRCS and Qatar Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (QRCS) set a good ex­am­ple in re­spond­ing to the tragedies re­sult­ing from the armed con­flict in Syria. We work to­gether in set­ting the pri­or­i­ties of aid ef­forts on the ground and en­sur­ing the de­liv­ery of sup­plies to those in need with­out over­lap­ping,” he pointed out.

On the fo­rum, Zaid said the con­fer­ees stressed the need of net­work­ing and shar­ing in­for­ma­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence while ad­dress­ing the com­pli­cated sit­u­a­tion of the dis­placed Syr­i­ans. “Col­lab­o­ra­tion helps save time and ef­fort for the aid work­ers,” he ex­plained.

Zaid called for launch­ing a joint in­for­ma­tion cen­ter to fa­cil­i­tate net­work­ing by the aid agen­cies while re­spond­ing to hu­man­i­tar­ian dis­as­ter in Syria. He added that the par­tic­i­pants in the gath­er­ing com­mended the ef­fec­tive co­op­er­a­tion be­tween KRCS and QRCS in al­le­vi­at­ing the suf­fer­ing of the evac­uees from Aleppo.

Be­sides KRCS and QRCS, the fo­rum gath­ered rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Arab Red Cres­cent and Red Cross Or­ga­ni­za­tion, Qatar Char­ity, the Turk­ish Red Cres­cent, the Turk­ish Hu­man­i­tar­ian Re­lief Foundation (IHH), the Turk­ish Saed Char­ity As­so­ci­a­tion, the Iraqi Hu­man­i­tar­ian Al-Ethar Foundation and the Riyadh-based Physi­cians Across Con­ti­nents. — KUNA

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