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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 11/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) and Amiri Diwan Advisor, Dr. Abdullah Al-Maatouq, visited Saturday Syrian refugee camp in Al-Azraq, where Kuwait has many contributions.

Kuwait built 1,600 make-shift homes, two schools, two clinics as well as roads and sewage, Al-Maatouq, also UN Secretary General's Representative for Humanitarian Affairs, said in a press statement.

Al-Maatouq, who opened Kuwait's second model village for the Syrian refugees in Al-Zaatari camp in the northern Al-Mafraq Governorate, said said also promised to build a mosque in Al-Azraq camp.

Al-Maatouq said Al-Azraq camp was "preserving human dignity of the refugee because there are not tents but ready-made homes." He asserted that Kuwait's humanitarian contributions was part of the country's obligations towards the needy Arab people, citing the opening of the second model village, which was funded by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Al-Maatouq said Kuwait was always keen on alleviating the suffering of the Syrians in particular and the poor people around the world.
He thanked King Abdullah II of Jordan for allocating the area to set up the camp.

Director General of Kuwait Zakat House Ibrahim Al-Saleh said Kuwait's contributions to Al-Azraq camp, which housed 3,733 refugees, were in line with instructions of His Highness the Amir.

 


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