KRCS reiterates eagerness to support Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) yesterday reaffirmed keenness on helping Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The needs of the Palestinian refugees’ are enormous and much efforts need to be exerted, KRCS’s Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas said after a meeting with officials of the Palestinian Red Crescent in Lebanon. The meeting was held in Al-Beddawi camp for Palestinian refugees north of the Lebanon.
Barjas noted that Kuwait’s relief efforts are extended to the Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, as well as to Lebanese families. The KRCS will support the Palestinian counterpart to provide the urgent medical needs of the Palestinian refugees, she said. Over the coming two month, the KRCS will offer bread to 2,000 Palestinian and Syrian refugee families in Lebanon, as part of a project the society launched in 2011, she added.
Meanwhile, Director General of the Palestinian society, Dr Samer Shehada voiced optimism over cooperation with the KRCS, lauding the latter’s leading role for helping the refugees and the needy. Yesterday’s meeting focused on the framework of working together in Lebanon, to help refugees in the country, he added.
The two sides also discussed supporting the five hospitals the Palestinian society administers in different parts of the country. They have concluded an initial agreement on the form of backing over the coming period. Lebanon hosts up to 400,000 Palestinian refugees at 12 camps. —KUNA