The President of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, Yassin Ahmed, praised the efforts of the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society, saying that it is the only society among the Arab Red Crescent Societies that supports the humanitarian file in Iraq.
Ahmed added in a statement to the Kuwait News Agency that “the Iraqi Red Crescent Society has a cooperation agreement with the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society that is being implemented through several stages, and there is no similar agreement for Iraq with other Arab Red Crescent Societies.”
He stated that the Kuwait Red Crescent had previously equipped Iraq with three mobile medical clinics that are currently working to provide primary health care services in various parts of Iraq, in addition to providing humanitarian relief and food aid at multiple stages of time to various segments of the Iraqi governorates.
He pointed out that the current visit of Vice President of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Anwar Al-Hassawi, to Baghdad comes within the framework of strengthening this cooperation, as the establishment of a health center in Basra Governorate, southern Iraq, was discussed with Joint funding between the two societies.
Al-Hasawi told Kuwait News Agency yesterday that the main goal of his current visit to Baghdad is to agree with the Iraqi side to establish and equip a new health center in Basra Governorate within the framework of the humanitarian projects adopted by the association to support the Iraqi people.
He pointed out that the Kuwait Red Crescent Society will finance the establishment of the center with a portion of the amount donated by the society to support Iraq at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq in 2018.