His Highness the Amir worthy of humanitarian leader title — Turkish official

By Redah Sardar

ANKARA, May 21 (KUNA) — His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is worthy of the global humanitarian leader title bestowed to him by the United Nations, said a Turkish relief aid official Saturday.
Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit to be held Istanbul from May 23-24, chief of the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) Bulent Yildirim told KUNA that Kuwait’s leadership and people have always been on the forefront of providing aid to those affected by wars or natural catastrophes.
He took the chance to thank Kuwait for contributing to the construction of refugee towns for the Syrian refugees south of Turkey. Some towns, named after Kuwait and His Highness the Amir, housed a number important facilities that helped the refugees to overcome a bit of the hardships caused by the war in their country.
Kuwait charitable hand not only benefited refugees from other countries, but also helped Turkish citizens overcome several natural disasters which hit Turkey, said Yildirim.
Regarding cooperation between the IHH and the Kuwaiti International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO), the Turkish official said that this cooperation was not only restricted to efforts to gather money for charity, it was also extended to finding means to further benefit the needy in Turkey and around the globe.
Speaking about Turkey’s efforts in aiding the Syrian refugees, the official said that the main focus was to provide necessities and foodstuff.
Several bakeries were opened to provide bread to the refugees, said the official, adding that the IHH also provided assistant to enable Syrian students to continue their education and studies.
The UN sponsored World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul is expected to attract representatives from 155 world countries and international organizations. Fifty world leaders are expected to attend. (end) rd.gta

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