Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Dr. Abdullah Al-Maatouq opens model village for Syrian refugees N. Jordan  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 11/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Advisor at Kuwait's Amiri Diwan Abdullah Al-Maatouq opened, in the presence of Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh, Kuwait's second model village for the Syrian refugees in Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Al-Mafraq Governorate, north Jordan, on Saturday evening.

The village, funded by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, consists of 1,000 caravans, two schools - one for boys and another for girls, a hospital, and a mosque, said Al-Maatouq who doubles as chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO).

"This is the second of the 10 model villages envisaged in a housing project; each of which will include 1,000 fully-equipped mobile homes for the Syrian refugees," Al-Maatouq, also UN Secretary General's Representative for Humanitarian Affairs, said in the opening ceremony He extolled His Highness the Amir for his generous contribution, and King Abdullah II of Jordan, for hosting the large numbers of Syrian refugees and facilitating the IICO relief efforts in the kingdom.

Dr. Al-Maatouq added that the project reaffirms Kuwait commitment towards, and solidarity with "our Syrian brothers.

"We seek to alleviate their suffering from the current ordeal and share them the hope for their safe return to their homes," he went on.

However, he noted that the humanitarian effort is not enough to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria which needs a political solution.

On her part, Al-Sabeeh, also Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, reaffirmed Kuwait commitment to helping the Syrian refugees in Jordan and other countries in the region.

"His Highness the Amir offers robust backing to Kuwait's tremendous efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Syrians displaced by conflict," she added.
Meanwhile, Kuwait Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij said the launching of the village is funded by a generous Amiri donation and supervised by the IICO in collaboration with the embassy.

"The village provides room for up to 5,000 refugees and its two schools have a total occupancy of 8,000 students," he added.
Col. Ahmad Al-Manasra, commander of the refugee camp guard unit, said the Jordanian authorities spare no effort in helping the Syrian refugees and making their life easy.

Speaking at the ceremony on behalf of the director of the refugee affairs dept. Brig. Qadhah Al-Humoud, Col. Al-Manasra appreciated Kuwait contributions to the relief effort for the refugees.
In the same vein, Killian Kleinschmidt, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) director of the refugee camp who prefers the title "Mayor of Zaatari," spoke highly of Kuwait contribution to the launching of such model villages.

The new village, built through a persona donation from His Highness the Amir, has two schools - each of which with an area of 1,240 square meters, a mosque over 620 square meters area and a 310 square-meter medical center.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Five key clashes in the Champions League finalThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final logo at the Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy, on 26 May 2016. EPA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO Madrid:Real Madrid face local rivals Atletico Madrid ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Al Shaqab students graduate at a glittering ceremonyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Students who received equestrian training at Al Shaqab, pose for a photograph with special guests during their graduation ceremony after receiving their certificates ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Four international players to continue with Al RayyanThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Ali Salem Afifa, Head of Football at Al Rayyan Doha: Following a successful local football season, Al Rayyan have secured the services of their four foreign players ...

 May 27 2016 - UAE plays vital role in development projects in JordanMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and Jordan worked together towards achieving their sustainable development goals, supporting projects in fundamental sectors.Moreover, ADFD has funded ...

 May 27 2016 - Cairo USD 3.6bn residential project attracts foreign investmentMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Ministry of housing introduced Egypt's biggest upcoming project, USD 3.6bn Mountain View iCity, which will be launched in New Cairo.Furthermore, the project's main layout will encompass ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar, Luxembourg trade relations growMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar and Luxembourg have viewed growth due to the exchange of official visits between the two sides and the signing of mutual deal on many areas.Moreover, Qatar sees innovation as a main ...

 May 26 2016 - Saudi- Living cost index in the Kingdom rises 0.2% in AprilSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- The index of the cost of living in the Kingdom rose by 0.2% during the month of April 2016 compared to the previous month ...

 May 26 2016 - Governor of Riyadh Region receives Cyprus' AmbassadorSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region, received here today the Ambassador of Cyprus to the ...

 May 26 2016 - Israeli warplanes launch raids on Gaza StripSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Ramallah, 19 Sha'ban, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- Israeli warplanes launched today a series of air raids on sites and targets in the Gaza Strip. Local security sources ...

 May 26 2016 - Saudi- Three dead, many injured in Mumbai chemical factory blastSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) New Delhi, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- At least three people have died and several have been injured in a huge blast at a chemical factory on the outskirts ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help