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Kuwait Red Crescent society donates $1m for Rohingyas

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The Kuwait Red Crescent Society has donated $ 1 million for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to use the fund to provide food assistance to Rohingyas and host communities in Bangladesh. With this contribution, the WFP will be able to carry out food distributions for some 14,000 people for three months.

In addition, 8,500 of the most vulnerable people – such as children under five and pregnant and nursing mothers – will receive six months of nutrition assistance, said a WFP press release yesterday. “This is the second partnership with WFP for food assistance to Rohingya refugees,” said Dr Hilal Al-Sayer, president of the Kuwait Red Crescent society.

“We are pleased to partner with WFP and hope to work together on other projects in the future,” he said.

This is the second contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent society received by WFP for Rohingyas in less than a year and brings the total amount provided to US $1.5 million. Earlier this year, a delegation from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society visited WFP projects in the Cox’s Bazar area and witnessed the dire conditions in the camps.

“We appreciate the growing partnership with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society,” said Abdallah Alwardat, WFP Director in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region.

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