GENEVA, Oct 6, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait warned Tuesday from the grave dangers as a result of high tensions globally. The remark was made by Kuwait Permanent Representative to the UN and International Organizations Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim at the executive committee meeting of UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR). Al-Ghunaim said that reports by the commission describes very clearly that the number of forced refugees’ worldwide has reached 60 million people as of 2014.
The ambassador noted that such “development represents a real crisis on the economic and political fronts to many hosting countries,” adding that such numbers were unprecedented since the end of the World War II. Al-Ghunaim added that the international community would not overcome the urgent humanitarian crisis, particularly the refugee crisis, unless there was a strategic cooperation and partnership, including support to UN affiliated organizations, especially those related to urgent and deteriorating humanitarian aid.
The ambassador also expressed Kuwait’s keenness and support to the humanitarian role by the UN, namely through allocating 10 percent of its urgent aid since 2008 to natural disasters and human created crisis. Since then, Al-Ghunaim said, Kuwait followed that decision which doubled the amount of aid on a yearly basis to a number of humanitarian organizations, especially the UN High Commission of Refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which covered various areas around the world. Kuwait also called on all UN member countries to fully abide by their commitments and support the UN commission, and to enable it deal with global crisis with ease, Al-Ghunaim added.