(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- The humanitarian aid provided by Kuwait is still helping to save lives across large swathes of the globe.
In line with orders of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait has continued aiding the needy worldwide, especially during Eid Al-Adha this ending week.
Last Wednesday in Beirut, a team from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributed humanitarian aid to hundreds of displaced Syrian families throughout Lebanon.
Team leader Youssef Al-Naqi told KUNA that 400 food parcels were handed to some 200 families' eastern Lebanon, while 420 parcels more were the share of another 210 families in Mount Lebanon.
He added that the team also help a recreational activity for Lebanese and Syrian orphans northern Lebanon, during which some 466 gift bags were given away.
Moreover, the team concluded its activity by distributing 550 Eid presents and 'sacrifices' to displaced families in refugee camps in Bekaa and Akkar, Al-Naqi pointed out.
To that, the KRCS announced last Thursday it is sending urgent food aid to 900 people in famine-stricken areas of Mauritania.
Head of the Society's mission to the Arab country, Jassem Qambar, told KUNA that poverty, drought and floods, have hit hard in the eastern part of the country.
On Friday, Kuwait announced a donation of USD 500,000 as aid to Vanuatu to face the wide damage caused by tropical cyclone 'Hola' and volcanic activities last March.
In a statement received by KUNA, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Australia Najeeb Al-Bader forwarded the decision to donate to Charge d'Affaires of the High Commission of the Republic of Vanuatu Evaristo Chalet during their meeting.
The Ambassador noted that the decision of the Kuwaiti government comes in response to the emergency appeal launched by the Republic of Vanuatu and its humanitarian action plan to respond to these two natural catastrophes in the Island of Ambae.
The plan included an appeal for financial and in-kind aid from the international community to provide humanitarian assistance, including food and agricultural security, shelter, water, sanitation, logistics and protection for children and women.
On his part, Chalet stressed his country's great appreciation of Kuwait's contribution, which will further enhance the strong friendship between the two countries.
He also confirmed his country's intention to name the projects after of the State of Kuwait in recognition of the prominent role of the Kuwaiti leadership, government and people, as it continues to finance a number of development projects in the world, particularly in his country.
He added that Kuwait provided last year a financial contribution for the construction of two educational projects with a total value of about USD 509,335. He noted that Kuwait is the first country in the Middle East to build educational institutions in his country. (end) hb