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KUWAIT CITY, May 12: Kuwait Embassy in New Delhi announced on Tuesday that it has distributed food kits to many families in different states in the holy month of Ramadan under supervision of Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation. In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Kuwait Embassy in New Delhi said that it distributed around 1,660 food kits to the needy people in different Indian states in cooperation with several Indian charity organizations. Ambassador Jassem Al-Najem thanked Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation and the generous people of Kuwait for extending a helping hand to the poor and needy in India at this time as the country is passing through difficult circumstances due to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.
This annual philanthropic project of Kuwait carried out in different parts of the world emphasizes the humanitarian role of Kuwait and its people, and embodies the meanings of giving. Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Ambassador to India Jassem Al-Najem said the Indian Naval Ship — INS Kolkata — was the first vessel of the Indian Navy to reach Indian port carrying relief from Kuwait, reports Al-Jarida quoting the Ambassador’s statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). The Ambassador disclosed the ship, which departed from Shuwaikh Port Wednesday, transported 40 metric tons of liquid oxygen and 200 oxygen cylinders. “A few more ships carrying 175 tons of liquid oxygen and about 2,400 oxygen cylinders are on their way to India,” he added. Al-Najem reiterated that Kuwait is keen on alleviating the suffering of the friendly people of India in this critical time as this country is passing through exceptional circumstances due to the health disaster.
This came after the Kuwaiti Cabinet decided to send emergency aid to India to help the latter in combating the new mutation of coronavirus. Last week, the Kuwait Air Force aircraft arrived in New Delhi carrying 40 tons of emergency aid from Kuwait Red Crescent Society including oxygen cylinders, 60 oxygen concentrator ventilators, medicines and other medical supplies. In other news, Kuwait’s Embassy in Nigeria has worked alongside charities in Nigeria and Cameroon to deliver a total 1,739 Ramadan food packages across the two West African countries. Recipients of the food included orphanages, nursing homes, refugee camps and impoverished families, according to an embassy statement.