Kuwait, Qatar societies aid Syrian refugees in Turkey
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.
KRCS board chairman Dr. Helal Al-Sayer with the Director of Relief and International Development Dr. Khaled Diab at QRCS.