‘Charitable organizations built 1,200 housing units for Rohingya refugees’

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KUWAIT CITY, July 18: The Secretary-General of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), Maha Al-Barjas, said that since the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh the Society along with other humanitarian organizations has implemented multiple relief projects, indicating that 1,200 housing units were built with a donation from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and the Qatar Red Crescent. Al-Barjas added in a press statement on Monday, after the association’s delegation toured four Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, that various food items were also distributed, as well as support for health care and water projects in that area.

Maha Al-Barjas, Secretary General of the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society, along with the Director of the Relief and International Development Sector at the Qatar Red Crescent, Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim, during their visit and distribution of in-kind materials to the Rohingya refugees

Al-Barjas stated that the KRCS and the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) sought, during field visits, to raise the capabilities of medical and technical cadres, as well as raise the level of awareness for the Rohingya minority, adding that the field delegation was briefed during its visit on three health centers that were operated in the camps to provide treatment and medicine to more than 50,000 Rohingya patients. She stressed that these field visits aim to learn about the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the Bangladeshi community, and to distribute in-kind materials to 1,200 families in the visited camps. She added that the contribution of the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development and its continuous support for the efforts of the association was refl ected in the pioneering humanitarian efforts of the State of Kuwait and its effective contribution to improving the lives of millions of needy people around the world.

Speedy recovery
“We have worked closely with countries and institutions around the world to support immediate responses to help those most in need and to ensure a speedy recovery,” she said. For his part, Director of the Relief and International Development Sector at the Qatar Red Crescent, Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim, praised the distinguished cooperation with the Kuwaiti Red Crescent. through coordination and cooperation to serve the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Dr Ibrahim said that the QRCS’s handling of the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya people is proceeding according to an integrated strategy that began to be applied 5 years ago by opening a representative office for the Crescent in Cox’s Bazar, which is responsible for developing and implementing projects and activities that contribute to education, health, environment, adequate housing, craft and production projects, in addition to economic and social assistance that ensures a decent life for the beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Maha Al-Barjas said Sunday the Society, in collaboration with Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), carries out humanitarian aid projects to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. During her visit to Sadar hospital in Cox’s Bazar town, southeast Bangladesh, Al-Barjas thanked the Fund for its robust contribution to the humanitarian aid projects, including the medical projects, meant to improve the living conditions of the Rohingya people. Fund offered funding for the casualty and outdoor patient departments at the hospital through partnership with KRCS and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), she noted. The Fund has also donated USD five million to projects aiming to meet the urgent needs of nearly one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, including logistic, healthcare and medical services, Al- Barjas added. (KUNA)

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