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Kuwait’s charity stresses need to offer aid to displaced Iraqis

Al-Maatouq visits shelters in east of Mosul


Head of Kuwait’s International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) Abdullah Al-Maatouq After inspecting shelters of displaced Iraqis east of Mosul


ERBIL, April 17, (KUNA): Head of Kuwait’s International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) Abdullah Al-Maatouq affirmed on Tuesday that the basic and urgent needs of displaced Iraqis in the shelters are met. After inspecting shelters of displaced Iraqis east of Mosul, Al- Maatouq said he would urge charities in Kuwait to rapidly send urgent aid to the displaced so as to alleviate their sufferings. Speaking to KUNA in a statement, he noted that the IICO, in collaboration with several government charitable institutions and organizations, would provide assistance quickly to mitigate the sufferings of displaced Iraqis.

The organization, in cooperation with other Kuwaiti charitable bodies, has ambitious future projects to offer the best humanitarian aid to displaced people and improve their living conditions, he said. In an earlier statement to KUNA, Al- Maatouq had stressed that the shelters of displaced Iraqis lack a lot of services.

During tours to the shelters, he pointed out that the organization’s delegation was briefed on ongoing and future needs of the displaced. He said the current needs would be provided as soon as possible, while the future ones will be studied for carrying out them later. A large number of international humanitarian organizations stopped assisting displaced Iraqis as their areas were liberated. However the displaced are staying at shelters since their homes have been devastated. The organization’s delegation visited Iraq Kurdistan Region over the last days and inspected several shelters there. It was apprised of projects carried out by Kuwait to serve the displaced that included schools, health centers and others. The IICO has provided several aid to displaced Iraqis across Iraq.

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