Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:11 GMT

KRCS chief stresses Kuwait's humanitarian aid to affected people


(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Chairman Hilal Al-Sayer Saturday underlined the significance of development projects for people affected by natural disasters.

Upon arrival in the Philippines today to launch a Kuwaiti humanitarian project there, Al-Sayer said, in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Kuwait-funded humanitarian initiatives mirror Kuwait's bright image worldwide.

He said he was in the Philippines in order to open a Kuwaiti humanitarian village in Samar in Visayas Province, east of the Philippines, which was hit by typhoon in November 2013 and left thousands of people dead and caused stupendous damage nationwide.

The Kuwaiti Humanitarian Village is home to 297 housing units, he said, quoting His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as having announced a bountiful donation of USD 10 million in emergency relief aid to typhoon-hit people in the Philippines.

It took a couple of years to complete the humanitarian project, with relevant international safety criteria having been met, the KRCS chief boasted.

The KRCS was in the forefront of the societies which had immediately responded to calls for humanitarian and relief aid to the Philippines, he pointed out. (end) aab.mt

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