Kuwait donates USD 300,000 to Syrian refugees

 12 Jan 2013 - 13:28


AMMAN: A Kuwaiti female charitable society donated a sum of USD 300,000 to Syrian refugees in Jordan, said an official here Saturday.
The International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) official Waleed Al-Said said that the donation would help fund the purchase of necessities for the refugees as well as covering medical expenses.
Through the IICO, Kuwait has donated a sum of USD 30 million to help distribute necessities for Syrians.
Since March 2011, over 280,000 refugees have fled the violence in their country to neighboring states such as Jordan. 
In a related development, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the allocation of urgent humanitarian assistance worth US$5 million to the Syrian refugees in Jordan affected by the snow and cold weather being experienced by the region. (QNA)