Kuwait concludes relief aid drive to thousands of displaced Iraqi families in Basra

Kuwait concludes relief aid drive to thousands of displaced Iraqi families in Basra
Kuwait concludes relief aid drive to thousands of displaced Iraqi families in Basra

KUWAIT, May 5 (KUNA) — Kuwait has just ended its humanitarian drive to distribute relief aid to thousands of displaced Iraqi families in Basra, a Kuwaiti official said on Thursday.
The aid drive involved addressing the pressing needs of no less than 3,300 displaced families and was carried out in coordination between the Kuwait consulate in Basra, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), and the Red Crescent Society of Basra, said Kuwait’s general consul in Basra Yousef Al-Sabbagh, according to a statement issued by the consulate today and a copy of which was obtained by KUNA.
He said now that the drive is over with, there will be more logistical and medical aid coming up in the pipeline for these displaced families as soon as proper statistics are collated regarding their needs, which will be done in conjunction with the Red Crescent Society of Basra.
KRCS envoy to Basra, Ahmad Al-Faqa’an, said that the relief aid distribution reached all the known displaced families in the city of Basra.
The aid drive was first announced by the Kuwait consulate on April 26 at the behest of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in a generous gesture to come to the assistance of the displaced Iraqi families in Basra.
The drive has been achieved over two time periods, the first concluded on April 7, and the second today. Both have been part of Kuwait’s donation of USD 200 million to alleviate the plight of the displaced Iraqi families in Basra. (end) tma. ajs

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