Kuwait Donates $200m for Refugees

Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the KRG Foreign Relations received on Sunday the Kuwaiti Consul General and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society.

The Consul General of Kuwait Dr Omar Ahmed al-Kandari stated that on the 11th of June 2015, the Emir and the Government of Kuwait agreed to provide $200 million to the Kuwait Red Crescent Society in humanitarian aid to help the refugees and internally displaced people in Iraq and Kurdistan Region.

The Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Mr. Anwar al-Hassawi commends KRG for caring for 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced persons.

He said that the purpose of their visit was to meet with relevant authorities and to see firsthand the situation and the needs of refugees and IDPs. “We have a clear mission, we are here to support Iraq and Kurdistan Region in providing humanitarian relief for refugees and IDPs,” he added.

Minister Mustafa expressed the gratitude of the people and the government of Kurdistan for the generous decision of the Emir and the government of Kuwait and reiterated the commitment of KRG to continue supporting refugees and IDPs in the Kurdistan Region.

The Minister stated, “The KRG is doing whatever it can to provide humanitarian relief for the refugees and IDPs, but sustaining such efforts requires continued assistance from our friends in the international community.

(Source: KRG)

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