With the acceleration of rescue and shelter efforts for the victims of the “earthquake of the century” in Syria and Turkey, Kuwait Humanitarian Organization continues to extend a helping hand to alleviate the suffering of millions of afflicted people.
Under the directives of His Highness, the Emir of the country, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad, and commissioned by His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad, the Cabinet announced Kuwait’s donation of $30 million to support relief efforts and to alleviate the human suffering of those affected in both countries.
$15 million of this donation will be allocated to support humanitarian and relief operations in Syria, and $15 million to support operations and relief efforts in Turkey.
This comes as civil efforts continue to integrate with official efforts, as Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs Abdulaziz Sari met yesterday with representatives of charitable societies, to unify efforts and coordinate according to the mechanisms, decisions and laws used in organizing charitable and relief work, in order to quickly ensure an urgent response to relief for the afflicted in Syria and Turkey. .
For the second day in a row, the Kuwaiti relief air bridge flights continued, with the departure of two Air Force planes, carrying about 80 tons of relief, food and medical supplies.
The Secretary-General of the Red Crescent Society, Maha Al-Barjas, said, “The Red Crescent was the first relief agency in the world. Since the first hours after the devastating earthquake occurred, it communicated with the Syrian and Turkish Red Crescent Societies, and provided them with immediate assistance and support,” noting that “help continues to be provided to The injured and affected, and if requested, transfer them and treat them in Kuwait hospitals.
She added that a team of volunteers is currently there, in order to provide aid and ensure that it reaches the affected families, in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent.