August 9, 2020 islamic finance

Kuwait’s Awqaf Ministry to contribute $1 million for Lebanon

KUWAIT: Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Fahad Al-Afasi announced on Friday that Kuwait’s Awqaf Secretariat General prepares to contribute $1 million to serve medical aid and supplies to Lebanese people. This donation comes on the instructions of His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah after Beirut’s massive port blast, Afasi said. He also assured that the department’s main role is to lend a hand to the harmed and affected people in Islamic societies, expressing condolences to victims’ families and wished all injured speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced sending food to the Lebanese capital after the terrible explosions that occurred Tuesday. In a statement to the press, the ministry said all aid was sent in cooperation with foreign and defense ministries, including aid from Kuwait’s Flour Mills and Bakeries Company; on the orders of His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Moreover, Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs and Commerce Development Mohammad Al-Enezi stated that all charities were given through both commerce and health ministries, besides Kuwait Red Crescent Society. Enezi also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Kuwait’s Defense Ministry due to its huge efforts to ensure delivering the aid as soon as possible to the Lebanese people. In the meantime, Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan called Lebanese Minister of Economy and Trade Raoul Nehme, examining Lebanon’s aid needs.

Ten ambulances

The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) had announced on Friday donating 10 fully equipped ambulance vehicles and three mobile blood donation vehicles for the Lebanese Red Cross. Dr Musaed Al-Enezi, the head of the KRCS mission in Lebanon, said in a press statement that the society kick started its field activities in Beirut by donating respirators to Al-Wardiah Hospital in the district of Al-Ashrafiya. The hospital was badly damaged in Tuesday’s huge blast that ripped through Beirut Port and inflicted extensive damage throughout the capital. The KRCS has also handed over to the hospital other medical kits and protective masks. The society’s team was also set to deliver more aid to other hospitals yesterday, Enezi noted. KRCS has shipped in by air up to 36 tons of medical equipment, kits, medicines, surgery tools and supplies used for protection against the novel coronavirus.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health on Friday sent a new shipment of medical supplies for the Lebanese people to help them recover from the huge explosion. The shipment, the second sent to Lebanon since the massive blast, was prepared in coordination and cooperation with Foreign and Defense Ministries, and upon instructions of His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, an MoH official said. Dr Abdullah Al-Bader, Assistant Undersecretary for Pharmaceutical and Food supervision, said a military transport airplane carried the second shipment which arrived in Lebanon on Friday.


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