Weekly roundup of Kuwait relief efforts
Living up to its status as a ‘humanitarian center,’ Kuwait continued its relief work and campaigns to all those in need in the Middle East and beyond throughout the just-ended week. The ‘Kuwait is by your side’ campaign on Wednesday handed out medical assistance to residents of an area in Yemen’s Al-Dalea governorate to combat cholera epidemic. Al-Dalea’s health office has exerted many efforts, in collaboration with partners, to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the campaign said in a statement, citing Dr Mohammad Abdullah, head of the office.
More than 14 centers have been opened to deal with cases diagnosed with cholera across the governorate, he added. He lauded generous efforts by the State of Kuwait aiming to help Yemenis in all fields, mainly the health sector.
He referred that many organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and Doctors without Borders have responded to calls by the office. Abdullah stated that the number of cases diagnosed with cholera reached 17,500, including 7000 deaths due to the disease.
On Thursday, Kuwait delivered 30 tons of food aid to the eastern district of Iraqi city of Mosul Public Relations Officer at Ronahee Foundation Saleh Mahdi said that 30 tons of essential food items arrived in Mosul.
He lauded Kuwait’s important and unmatched aid and support to Mosul’s war victims. Moreover, Mahdi thanked Kuwait for helping people facing severe malnutrition in the war-torn Iraqi city, as “mass starvation is threatening the lives of around 10,000 people. Since the operation to liberate Mosul began last October, an incessant flow of Kuwaiti food aid had poured into the city. Recently, the Kuwaiti leadership said that it would be willing to host an Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait before the end of the year.
This proposal came during a phone conversation between His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. His Highness the Amir was congratulating the Iraqi top official on fulfilling the operations in Mosul, which led to victory against so-called Islamic State (IS). — KUNA
MOSUL: Kuwaiti aid workers deliver food aid to people in the eastern district of the Iraqi city of Mosul. — KUNA Photos