Arab Times

UNHCR and Kuwaiti charity sign grant deal to aid Syrian refugees


KUWAIT CITY, July 11, (KUNA): The UN High Commission­er for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Kuwaiti Sheikh Abdullah AlNouri Charity inked on Sunday an accord to grant financial aid to the UNHCR for securing vital assistance for some 2,600 Syrian refugee families in Jordan.

The UNHCR said in a statement that the agreement would help in improving living conditions for the most impoverish­ed refugees, namely cases of special needs, indicating that the sum would secure dwelling, health utensils and monthly financial support.

The accord was inked by the UNHCR bureau representa­tive in Kuwait Dr. Samer Haddadeen and the associatio­n chairman, Jamal Abdulkhale­q Al-Nouri.

The agreement is the first of its kind to be worked out between the two parties and the first such initiative on part of the Kuwaiti associatio­n in coordinati­on with the UNHCR in Jordan.

According to the World Food Programme, many Syrian refugees in Jordan are deprived of food.

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