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UNHCR praises Kuwait's humanitarian role

February 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Inspectors from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees have praised Kuwait’s leading role in humanitarian work, notably in contributing to the UNHCR’s own efforts in the field. Such support, said Astrid Ran Stewart and Erin McLeod, helps to make the mission to provide the best possible services to refugees a success.

In a press conference held at the end of their visit to the Red Crescent Society in Kuwait, the two UNHCR inspectors noted the important coordinating role played by the organisation to monitor its programmes to help refugees. They also stated that the RCS and its chairman have made significant efforts to help Syrian refugees, both in neighbouring countries and inside Syria. The RCS Chairman, Barges Al-Barges, thanked the UNHCR inspectors for their encouragement.

The UNHCR team called for specialists from the RCS in Kuwait to train volunteers to work with refugees. It stressed the need for RCS support to continue to help Syrian refugees directly and through assistance to the host countries.

As part of the RCS work it has distributed bread to 3,500 displaced Syrian families in Jordan for a whole month in coordination with the Jordanian Red Crescent, along with 7,000 litres of olive oil.