Weekly roundup of Kuwait re­lief ef­forts

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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

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