Call to support refugees around the world
BEIRUT, June 20, (KUNA): The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer opened Sunday medical wards at Wardieh Hospital in Beirut, which KRCS helped restore after it was damaged by a massive explosion of Beirut Port in August 2020. Al-Sayer opened three wards 10 months after the start of renovation work. Representative of the People’s Committee for Fundraising in Kuwait Tareq Al-Salem Al-Mutawa and Head of KRCS’s mission in Lebanon Dr. Musa’ad Al-Enezi participated in the ceremony. At the ceremony, a documentary was shown about the moment of the explosion and what the hospital was exposed to.
Al-Sayer affirmed to KUNA KRCS’ keenness to pay great attention to the health sector, because it constitutes the primary need in crises and disasters. After the explosion, many hospitals in Beirut lost their ability to treat the injured and provide medical services to others, which rushed them to provide them with support, he said. For his part, Al-Mutawa told KUNA that KRCS immediately took the initiative to collect donations from philanthropists to complete this humanitarian work. In turn, Nicola Al-Aqiqi, head of the hospital, told KUNA that after the explosion, they were in a state of loss and confusion, then witnessed Kuwait standing by Lebanon’s side which gave them hope and strength.
She pointed out that the wards that are restored returned to the best of what they were, re-equipped with good technology. The affected hospitals also delivered medical equipment and health materials that were transported through an air bridge that Kuwait began to set up the day after the explosion, which transported through 18 Kuwaiti Air Force planes more than 820 tons of needs to Lebanon. Meanwhile, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) called, Sunday, for supporting refugees around the world, providing them with protection, health, educational and social care. In a statement to KUNA marking World Refugee Day, KRCS Chairman Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, said Kuwait’s contribution to helping refugees around the world was clear by responding to humanitarian crises in various parts of the world to alleviate the suffering of millions of refugees.
Assistance provided by Kuwait via governmental and non-governmental institutions confirms the importance of its role in international humanitarian work to serve refugees all over the world, he added in a statement. KRCS works with the refugees for better living and future, especially for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Rohingya in Bangladesh, Al-Sayer said. With the increase in the number of refugees around the world, the human suffering they are experiencing exacerbated, Al-Sayer added, as he called organizations and authorities in the world to quickly establish a specialized body to spread awareness among the refugees.