MANAMA, May 14, (KUNA): Director of the United Nations Information Centre for Arab Gulf countries Amin Al-Sharqawi on Saturday praised the role of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in supporting humanitarian issues in various parts of the world. According to a press release issued by the Kuwaiti embassy in Bahrain, Al-Sharqawi praised during a meeting with the dean of the diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bahrain Sheikh Azzam Al-Sabah, the “noble humanitarian stances” of His Highness the Amir, which had a very positive impact on everyone.
Sheikh Azzam on his part said that His Highness the Amir has a bright and unprecedented humanitarian record in the modern era. In other news, a volunteering team from the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) and Ataa relief society met on Saturday a number of kids who have been injured by the bombardment in Syria. Many have been paralyzed as a result of such savage attacks on their towns and cities including Razan, 18, who has been hit by a car eight years ago, which left her totally paralyzed. She said that she was heppy to receive a wheelchair from the Kuwaiti delegation, adding that such visits soothe them a lot. The Kuwaiti team organized yesterday a concert for children of Syrian refugees in the city of Urfa southeast Turkey.
The event aimed to celebrate the renewal of sponsorship and care for 30 orphan children and the distribution of 300 toys for the Ataa School students, as well as food parcels to the families of orphans along with booking a hall for 200 children. The team visited Urfa yesterday, where about a hundred families have been living for seven months with no shelter. The team members distributed 280 food parcels for each family, which is enough for a month, a matter which was applauded by those families. Chairwoman of the women’s team Noura Al-Bassam told KUNA that the team was established under the supervision of the IICO to have a legal umbrella and has so far organized 35 volunteer trip since 2012. She stressed keenness of team members to provide psychological support, especially for women and orphans, saying they were living orphanhood and asylum and going through a big psychological pressure.