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Kuwait reiterates commitment to Syrian refugees at Doha meeting
October 19, 2017, 8:55 am

The State of Kuwait is committed to the process of aiding the Syrian refugees escaping from the deadly conflict in their country, said a Kuwaiti official Wednesday.

After the 11th meeting of the major donors' group for Syria, the official tasked with humanitarian and international organizations affairs at the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry Zayad Al-Mashaan said that Kuwait vowed at April's Brussels meeting to support the future of Syria and neighboring countries to provide USD 300 million for the refugees between 2016 and 2018.

As part of Kuwait's commitment to provide USD 100 million this year, the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and other national entities have signed accords with countries hosting the refugees to make sure that the money was spent on aiding Syrians, said Al-Mashaan.

He added that an additional sum of USD 28.9 million was donated to international agencies and organizations helping the refugees.
Kuwait's charitable organizations have also vowed at a meeting in Qatar to deliver USD 46 million worth of relief aid to the refugees, indicated the official who expressed pride in Kuwait's ongoing humanitarian efforts.

He also took the chance to thank all countries and international organizations providing necessary assistance to the Syrian refugees and those displaced in Syria.
The major donors group for Syria was established after the conclusion of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference on Syria in Kuwait in 2014.

The group aims at establishing a platform for major donors to discuss cooperation within the framework of helping the Syrian refugees.

Source: KUNA

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