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Kuwait continues its unwavering humanitarian aid.

Kuwaiti plane loaded with tons of relief supplies to help the Iranian people affected by floods in several areas. KUWAIT, April 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwait maintained its unwavering humanitarian aid approach, reaching out to people affected by disasters either natural or man-made to thus live up to its status as a "Humanitarian Center." In Gaza, a society taking care of families of disabled Palestinians offered donations to 35 university students in the Strip. The grants were offered by Kuwait-based International Islamic Charitable Organization (ICCO). Heba Adwan, chairperson of the society, said the donations helped 35 students who could not pay their tuition. She said the grants would guarantee continuity of education in Palestine in general and in Gaza Strip in specific. Adwan said Gaza Strip was suffering from critical circumstances because of the Israeli 12-year-old siege. Meanwhile, a team affiliated to IICO opened April 5 a community center in Turkey's southern Kilis province for Syrian refugees. Speaking to KUNA, leader of Nasaem Al-Khair team Dr. Sharifa Al-Khamees said the center would provide Syrians, mainly orphans and widows, with medical and social care, training and development programs. She added the center's main purpose is to rehabilitate refugees from being consumers into productive people. Al-Khamees hailed Turkey for taking in the largest number of Syrian refugees among all countries, and thanked the Kuwaiti embassy in Turkey for assisting the Kuwaiti team to accomplish the humanitarian task. She said Nasaem Al-Khair team has been helping the Syrians since 2012 and has implemented many humanitarian programs. Al-Najat Charity funded a campaign in the Yemeni southwestern Taez province to treat people infected with cholera. The first phase of the campaign is to treat 120 people in the Republican Hospital in Taez, the charity said in a statement, and the second phase would be sterilizing wells water to prevent spread of cholera. Kuwait Red Crescent Society, acting upon instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, sent a plane loaded with 40 tons of relief supplies to help the Iranian people affected by floods in several areas. In a statement to KUNA, Charge d'affaires of the Embassy of Kuwait in Tehran Falah Al-Hajraf said Kuwait has fulfilled its humanitarian duty towards Iran to provide humanitarian and relief assistance to those affected by floods. He noted the Iranian leadership thanked His Highness the Amir's support, which has played a valuable role in providing emergency assistance to Iran, which was one of the biggest foreign aid to Iran so far. The Iranian side praised the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry in facilitating the efforts of the KRCS and its Iranian counterpart, he added. The Kuwaiti Cabinet has instructed KRCS to provide aid as soon as possible upon the order of His Highness the Amir because of the danger of floods that have swept the Iranian cities since March 17. KRCS Chairman, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer said the plane was loaded with medicines, food and water pumps. Al-Sayer noted there were coordination and direct cooperation with the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry and its embassy in Tehran, and the Iranian Red Crescent to distribute aid to those affected. He stressed this trip was part of a series of other trips by KRCS to provide assistance to those affected. The Chairman affirmed KRCS keenness to participate in the humanitarian efforts undertaken by Kuwait. Meanwhile, Kuwait Consulate General in Irbil, north Iraq, commemorating the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), handed out gifts to children with special needs. Speaking to KUNA, Consul General Omar Al-Kandari said, "We are keen to be with children who are suffering from autism to take part in the WAAD and make these children happy." He added that this initiative, which comes at the behest of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait in the framework of "Kuwait beside you" campaign, signals his care for this segment of the society. Kuwait's aid to Iraqi people would continue and vary to cover all segments of the Iraqi society, he noted. Meanwhile, head of Irbil's autism center Kamal Al-Jabari thanked Kuwait and its humanitarian organization for being interested in children with special needs. There are 2,800 people suffering autism in Irbil, and they are in dire need of treatment and training, he noted. Their families need support, as their monthly income cannot afford the cost of treatment, he said, calling for more backing to these children and their families to alleviate their sufferings. In Brussels, a top UN official heaped praise on Kuwait's global humanitarian efforts and its IICO for philanthropic works around the world. "Kuwait we know is emerging as a major player in the humanitarian world and IICO the leading humanitarian organization in the Islamic world," said Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director General of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He was speaking to the media ahead of the signing of a letter of intent between FAO and IICO at the sidelines of a major international conference against hunger in Brussels. "We are embarking on a new partnership with the IICO. We are delighted about it," said the top FAO official The FAO official stressed that "the government of Kuwait is key partner, a key member of FAO in Rome and elsewhere but it is the voice of Kuwait within the collective discussions of FAO member countries in Rome which is a strong one due to the excellent work of the team." (end) bs

Bader Al Sumait, general manager of the International Islamic Charity Organisation speaking at the conference

A team affiliated to IICO opened April 5 a community center in Turkey's southern Kilis province for Syrian refugees

A team affiliated to IICO opened April 5 a community center in Turkey's southern Kilis province for Syrian refugees

Al-Najat Charity funded a campaign in the Yemeni southwestern Taez province to treat people infected with cholera

Kuwait Consulate General in Irbil, north Iraq, commemorating the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), handed out gifts to children with special needs

Kuwait Consulate General in Irbil, north Iraq, commemorating the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), handed out gifts to children with special needs

A society taking care of families of disabled Palestinians offered donations to 35 university students in Gaza Strip

A society taking care of families of disabled Palestinians offered donations to 35 university students in Gaza Strip

Kuwaiti plane loaded with tons of relief supplies to help the Iranian people affected by floods in several areas.

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