The International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Migration agency in Kuwait distributed food packages to migrant workers in Kuwait during the Holy month of Ramadan, in coordination with the Social Work Society (SWS), a Kuwaiti Civil Society Organization. Through the support of volunteers from the migrant community, essential 2-week supply of food staples were distributed to a group of low-income migrant workers to enable them to have sufficient meals for ‘iftar’ during Ramadan.
This activity was implemented in partnership with Ooredoo telecom, through a joint agreement signed in November 2020, under the My Ooredoo application. The application allows customers and members of the ‘Nojoom’ program to donate their points to IOM to support community cohesion activities and support migrant workers. Since its signing, several activities to support marginalized migrant populations have been organized. These activities included a series of psychosocial support workshops for residents of the government of Kuwait’s shelter for female foreign workers, the distribution of over one-thousand Personal Hygiene & Protective kits (PPE) to vulnerable populations in Kuwait during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and awareness raising activities on the topics of human trafficking and women’s day.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Migration agency in Kuwait works towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on all migration related issues, as well as partnering with the government of Kuwait in order to provide support to humanitarian crisis around the world.