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‘2,022 Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis’

KUWAIT CITY, May 26: Statistics issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor as of May 15 indicated 2,022 Kuwaiti women are married to non-Kuwaitis and 941 Kuwaiti women above 40 years old are unmarried and receive support from the ministry.

The sector minister Hind Al-Subaih in a memo sent to the Parliamentary Committee for Women and Child Affairs pointed to a total of 3,861 widows and divorcees, including 3,046 divorcees without children and 815 widows.

She explained the figure of unmarried Kuwaitis who are above 40 years old wasn’t specified, although statistics available to the ministry showed 1,227 citizens with various cases, including patients and prisoners required continuous support from the ministry.

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