Kuwait, Qatar so­ci­eties aid Syrian refugees in Turkey

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) yes­ter­day signed agree­ments worth USD 2,465 mil­lion with Qatar’s Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (QRCS) to of­fer re­lief aid and med­i­cal sup­plies to the Syrian refugee fam­i­lies from east­ern Aleppo. KRCS board chair­man Dr. He­lal Al-Sayer signed the ac­cords with the Di­rec­tor of Re­lief and In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment at QRCS Dr. Khaled Diab, at the lat­ter’s of­fice in Gaz­i­nan­tep, south-west­ern Turkey.

These agree­ments are part of the strate­gic part­ner­ship and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two so­ci­eties for the dis­placed “Syrian broth­ers from Aleppo,” Al-Sayed told KUNA. They in­clude pro­vid­ing 8,000 food pack­ages, win­ter clothes for 5-14 chil­dren, heat­ing oil, and blan­kets, he added. The KRCS-QRCS co­op­er­a­tion projects also in­clude 10 mobile clin­ics to of­fer med­i­cal ser­vices to refugees from Aleppo, sup­port­ing a field hos­pi­tal, and pro­vid­ing three huge tanks of drink­ing water daily.

In ad­di­tion to as­sist­ing or­phans, Al-Sayer noted. On his part, Diab said that the QRCS started of­fer­ing help to Syrian refugees in 2012 in neigh­bor­ing coun­tries, Iraq, Le­banon, Jor­dan, and Turkey. This has cov­ered health ser­vices, shel­ters, food se­cu­rity, water, non-food sup­plies, re­spond­ing to emer­gen­cies, train­ing and ca­pa­bil­ity build­ing, he added.

—KUNA

KRCS board chair­man Dr. He­lal Al-Sayer with the Di­rec­tor of Re­lief and In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Dr. Khaled Diab at QRCS.

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