Kuwait al­ways ready to help disas­ter vic­tims world­wide

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TU­NIS: Kuwait has al­ways rushed to help peo­ple fac­ing nat­u­ral dis­as­ters around the globe, the Gulf coun­try’s top fire­man said Fri­day, cit­ing the UN se­lec­tion of His High­ness the Amir

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Hu­man­i­tar­ian Leader as a tes­ta­ment to re­lent­less phi­lan­thropy. Gen­eral Khaled Al-Mekrad, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Kuwait fire Ser­vices Direc­torate (KFSD), said cri­sis man­age­ment and disas­ter risk re­duc­tion were part of the hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­tion.

Al-Mekrad, ad­dress­ing the Arab-African fo­rum for Disas­ter Risk Re­duc­tion, said HH the Amir of Kuwait has been lead­ing the coun­try’s hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts which has helped al­le­vi­ate the suf­fer­ing of many peo­ple fall­ing vic­tim to dis­as­ters around the world. He said Kuwait has been co­op­er­at­ing with the UN Of­fice for Disas­ter Risk Re­duc­tion (UNISDR) since Jan­uary 2017 to es­tab­lish a na­tional li­ai­son of­fice. This co­op­er­a­tion was within the Sendai Frame­work for Disas­ter Risk Re­duc­tion, or Sendai Frame­work, which is the first ma­jor agree­ment of the 2015-30 Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Agenda. Kuwait, added AlMekrad, in­creased na­tional aware­ness about Sendai Frame­work through or­ga­niz­ing work­shops with UNISDR.

Al-Mekrad held talks with UN of­fi­cials to dis­cuss the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Sendai Frame­work, which has seven global tar­gets and four pri­or­i­ties in ac­tion. The pri­or­i­ties are: un­der­stand­ing disas­ter risk, strength­en­ing disas­ter risk gov­er­nance to man­age disas­ter risk, in­vest­ing in disas­ter risk re­duc­tion for re­silience and en­hanc­ing disas­ter pre­pared­ness for ef­fec­tive re­sponse and to im­prove re­cov­ery, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and re­con­struc­tion.

TU­NIS: Gen­eral Khaled Al-Mekrad, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Kuwait fire Ser­vices Direc­torate (KFSD) dur­ing the Arab-African fo­rum for Disas­ter Risk Re­duc­tion.

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