Irbil Governor with Kuwaiti Consul General in Irbil
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Irbil Governor hails Kuwaiti humanitarian aid
IRBIL-- Irbil Governor Dr. Firsat Sofi said on Tuesday that the humanitarian aid provided by Kuwait over the past years has been a decisive factor in alleviating the suffering of thousands of displaced, refugees, vulnerable and poor citizens of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
In a statement to KUNA on the sidelines of his meeting with the Kuwaiti Consul General in Irbil Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, Sofi said that the Kuwaiti aid, which covered all fields, has helped the regional government in different ways.
He pointed out to the difficult economic conditions experienced by the region in previous years because of the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the presence of more than one million displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees in the region.
The governor praised Kuwait's efforts and humanitarian aids over the past years.
For his part, Consul Al-Kandari affirmed that Kuwait is keen to build bridges of good relations with the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Over the past years, Kuwait has provided help to the Iraqi people through different activities, such as the (Kuwait next to you) campaign since its launch in 2015 until 2019.
The campaign has varied between support for the relief sector and the health sector in addition to supporting the educational sector.
Kuwait has launched the relief program within the campaign to include displaced people in and outside Iraq as well as areas that have been liberated from the control of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the rest of Iraq.
Kuwait also provided water by digging wells in different parts of Irbil governorate.
Ninewa Governorate was provided with water withdrawal pumps to treat its scarcity and contamination after the liberation of Mosul city, in addition to desalination plants scattered in several Iraqi cities.
With regard to the educational sector, Kuwait has supported the sector significantly through the Kuwaiti Society for Relief and the Kuwait Red Crescent Society through the establishment of integrated schools in the liberated areas.