Kuwait donates USD one million to victims of Hurricanes Irma, Maria

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Finding causes of human trafficking vital: Al-Otaibi

NEW YORK, Nov 22, (KUNA): Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation of $ one million to be delivered to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean Sea region back in September.

This announcement was delivered by Kuwait’s Permanent Delegate to the UN Headquarters in New York Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi to the donor’s conference for the reconstruction states within the Caribbean Sea region.

Ambassador Al-Otaibi said that Kuwait was always eager to provide a helping hand to those affected by natural disasters worldwide, affirming that the donation was handed in directly to the hurricanes-devastated countries as a result of the conference. The Kuwaiti diplomat conveyed his country’s sincere wishes of recovery for those inflicted by the disasters, adding that such circumstances required world countries to band together for the sake of those affected by the hurricanes.

Meanwhile, finding the root cause for human trafficking will be an essential tool to combat this growing form of abuse, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Tuesday. During a UNSC meeting on human trafficking at times of conflict, Kuwait’s Permanent Delegate to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi said that his country issued several laws to prevent human trafficking and other similar crimes from being committed. Kuwaiti law 91/2013 implements several tenets found in the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, said Ambassador Al-Otaibi about his country’s efforts within this regarding, adding that Kuwait commended UNSC resolutions 2331 and 2388, which called on members to fight against this heinous crime.

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti official touched on forced immigration, saying that this particular dilemma should be handle in the most comprehensive and humane way possible. Terrorist organizations, such as the so-called Islamic State (IS) and others, carry out human trafficking activities while hiding behind humanitarian catastrophes such as force immigration, said Ambassador Al-Otaibi who indicated that the difficulty lies here in finding the correct methods to detect human trafficking violations. The Kuwaiti diplomat lauded the UN Strategic Development Goals (SDG) for including human trafficking, as one of the problems that humanitarian must unite against.

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