(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ADEN, May 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Society for Relief handed over 155 tons of medical supplies to the Yemeni Ministry of Health on Saturday as a first tranche of a USD two million-worth donation from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The contribution of His Highness the Amir, the humanitarian leader, is meant to support the "Kuwait Is beside You" humanitarian campaign continuing for the Yemeni people over the last three years.
Yemeni Minister of Public Health and Population Nasser Ba'um expressed gratitude to His Highness the Amir for his generous contribution to the humanitarian campaign.
Speaking to reporters on the fringes of the ceremony of the aid delivery, he said, "Kuwait Society for Relief and Patients Helping Fund Society stood by the Yemeni people during the hardest times."
"The medical supplies, donated by Kuwait, include intravenous fluids and antibiotics which will play essential role in shoring up the health sector across the Yemeni governorates," the minister added.
On her part, director general of the national program of medical supplies Soad Maysari expressed gratitude to His Highness the Amir and the Kuwaiti government and people for supporting the Yemeni health sector.
Kuwait Society for Relief had previously offered 505 tons of medical supplies, including drugs and intravenous fluids, to Yemen. (end)