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Kuwait first to deliver aid for flood victims in Kerala state

KRCS positive role wins praise

Chairman of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Dr Hilal Al-Sayer during the signing ceremony of the humanitarian aid agreement for the relief of Rohingya refugees and distribution of aid to flood victims in Kerala, India.

NEW DELHI, March 2, (KUNA): A Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) delegation headed by Deputy Chairman Anwar Al-Hasawi and accompanied by Kuwait Ambassador to India Jassim Al-Najim made a two-day visit, Friday and Saturday, to Kerala to extend help for the flood victims.

Al-Hasawi told KUNA in a statement that the KRCS teams are distributing humanitarian supplies for the victims of the disastrous flood that had engulfed the south Indian state in August 2018, with the cooperation of Indian Red Cross Society. He added that the organization’s efforts are based on directives of the world humanitarian leader His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to support the victims of natural calamities across the world.

On his part, Ambassador Al-Najim who participated in the aid delivery ceremony as the guest of honor said that KRC represents Kuwaiti people in their generosity and charity, adding that humanitarian support would further cement ties between the two friendly peoples.

The chairman of Indian Red Cross Society’s Kerala chapter VP Muralidharan thanked Al-Hasawi and the ambassador for participating in the relief distribution programme and hailed the KRCS positive role in Kerala. As a result of Kerala’s floods, considered to be the worst, around 480 people lost their lives and thousands of houses and other infrastructural installations were destroyed.

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