The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Monday launched a campaign to distribute aid on the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, aiming to alleviate their sufferings amid the severe cold wave hitting the region.
The urgent aid will be extended to the refugees in the Beqaa, as the freezing weather conditions aggravated their plight, KRCS head envoy in Lebanon Musaed Al-Enezi said.
The urgent aid comprises blankets, winter clothes, heaters and amounts of diesel, Al-Enezi added, noting that they are keen to deliver aid to as many refugees as possible.
Amid the tragic conditions of the refugees in Lebanon, Musaed urged Kuwaiti people to positively respond to a fund-raising campaign for Syrians launched by the KRCS at home earlier today.
Meanwhile, head of the Lebanese Red Cross for the north region Youssef Boutros, today highlighted Kuwait's humanitarian efforts to help Syrian refugees in the country. In particular, he emphasized the persistent efforts by the KRCS.
Latest statistics show that Syrian refugees in Lebanon exceeded a million, most of them in the Beqaa, Akkar district, Tripoli and other northern regions.
KRCS today embarked on a campaign to raise funds and aid for the Syrian refugees in Syria's neighboring countries. Donations are received at the Society's headquarters.
The campaign will carry on as long as people interact with it, KRCS Director for Public Relations and Media Khalid Al-Zaid said in press remarks