His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's meets with Visiting 2018 Nobel Prize Laureate Nadia Murad
Nobel Prize laureate commends His Highness Kuwait Amir's humanitarian role
KUWAIT-- Visiting 2018 Nobel Prize Laureate Nadia Murad on Wednesday lauded His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's humanitarian role, saying she needs much backing from Kuwait, and humanitarian support and advice from His Highness the Amir.
She said in a statement following her meeting with His Highness the Amir that she came to Kuwait in order to get more familiar with His Highness the Amir's humanitarian work.
"His Highness the Amir's message to me is that I should forget about the past and focus on the future instead. His Highness the Amir will back me as well as my humanitarian work, and that's what we really need. We are proud of His Highness the Amir as a Humanitarian Leader," she added.
Murad elaborated that she began her humanitarian mission as a Yazidi victim from Iraq, especially before the retaking of Sinjar, liberation of victims, demining in Sinjar and home-return of Yazidis.
She added that the demining operation in Sinjar has already been carried out with the help of the French government and the US Department of State.
"But, what we need and we are working on now is the reconstruction of Sinjar, which has been the worst-hit area in Iraq and its infrastructure was destroyed, as Daesh (the so-called Islamic State) remained there for three years," she noted.
She went on to say that all communities have returned home, but Yazidis, who are over 350,000 in number, are still living at refugee camps due to the fact that there are no basic services in Sinjar.
Earlier during the meeting with His Highness the Amir, Murad thanked Kuwait for hosting an international reconstruction conference on Iraq, calling on all Iraqi politicians and civilians to be proud of this matter.