Kuwaiti pro­vides food parcels to Ro­hingyas in Bangladesh

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait’s Mercy In­ter­na­tional, part of the As­so­ci­a­tion for So­cial Re­form, launched a cam­paign to dis­trib­ute around 4,000 food parcels to some 16,000 Ro­hingya refugees in Bangladesh, said an of­fi­cial yes­ter­day. Mercy In­ter­na­tional’s In­dian sub­con­ti­nent bu­reau Chief Mo­ham­mad Al-Qas­sar said via phone that aid­ing Myan­mar’s Ro­hingya mi­nor­ity was a hu­man­i­tar­ian duty which Kuwait would gladly par­tic­i­pate in.

He in­di­cated that the Ro­hingyas, who are es­cap­ing per­se­cu­tion in Myan­mar, are in des­per­ate need for aid con­sid­er­ing their cur­rent dire sit­u­a­tion. As a na­tion ea­ger for truth and justice, Kuwait will stand by the Ro­hinyas “who are abused and mas­sa­cred by the Bud­dhist ma­jor­ity in their coun­try,” said Qas­sar who called on all com­po­nents of Kuwaiti so­ci­ety to aid their fel­low Mus­lims in Myan­mar. He urged peo­ple to do­nate to the cam­paign through Mercy In­ter­na­tional head­quar­ters all over Kuwait or through the com­mit­tee’s web­site.

Mean­while, Kuwait Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety (KRCS) and IHH Hu­man­i­tar­ian Re­lief Foun­da­tion an­nounced yes­ter­day that they are work­ing to­gether to de­liver re­lief aid and as­sis­tance to Ro­hinya refugees in Bangladesh. KRCS Chair­man of the Board Dr Hi­lal Al-Sayer said that the so­ci­ety was keen on col­lab­o­rat­ing with other in­ter­na­tional part­ners to help the Ro­hingya Mus­lims. In the up­com­ing days, the KRCS and as­so­ci­ates will launch a cam­paign in sup­port of the Ro­hingyas es­cap­ing per­se­cu­tion from the Bud­dhist ma­jor­ity in Myan­mar. In the pre­vi­ous weeks, some 300,000 Ro­hingya Mus­lims have fled Rakhine State in Myan­mar to neigh­bor­ing Bangladesh, ac­cord­ing to the United Na­tions High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR). — KUNA

KUWAIT: Kuwait City’s sky­line pic­tured dur­ing twi­light. —KUNA

KUWAIT: The Com­mer­cial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) re­cently cel­e­brated the grad­u­a­tion of the fourth batch of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Depart­ment em­ploy­ees from CBK Academy in Faiha.

KUWAIT: Mem­bers of the cap­i­tal com­mis­sion in the Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil met yes­ter­day. — KUNA

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