(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette)
The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributed the first batch of humanitarian relief to the displaced Sri Lankans in Hanola and Padukka villages in Colombo, after a wave of heavy rains and floods struck the country lately. the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
"The humanitarian relief included 8,00 food parcels, 800 cooking and personal hygiene substances distributed in Colombo in cooperation with Sri Lankan Red Cross Society (SRCS), KRCS' head of the field team in Sri Lanka Khalid Al-Mutiari said in remarks to KUNA.
The team will supervise the distribution of the aid on the remaining affected governorates, he added.
KRCS responded to SRCS' appeal after heavy rains and floods hit the country causing severe damage to homes and forced them to flee to Colombo.
KRCS will build and reconstruct a number of the damaged homes in various governorates, he said.
The total aid offered to the Sri Lankan governorates reached 4,000 food parcels and 4,000 cooking and personal hygiene substances, to be distributed in cooperation and coordination with Kuwait's Embassy in Sri Lanka and SRCS.
Kuwait is always a pioneer in aiding people affected by conflicts and natural disasters as part of its commitment to offer aid to people in need from various parts of the world, Al-Mutairi affirmed.