KRCS re­it­er­ates ea­ger­ness to sup­port Pales­tinian refugees in Le­banon

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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

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