LEEDS — About 10 tons of medical aid from Kuwait arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday where millions of Iraqi displaced people and Syrian refugees are sheltered.
The aid is meant to help thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled the city of Mosul and its surrounding areas as a result of the ongoing operation for liberating the city from the Islamic State (IS), Kuwait's Consul General in Erbil Dr. Omar Al- Kandari told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Wednesday.
The Interior Minister of the KRG, Karim Sinjari, thanked Kuwait's government on behalf of the people of Kurdistan for delivering the much needed adequate aid for the displaced people in the KRG. He further stressed on the economic difficulties in the region and urged all "benevolent and friendly" nations to help the displaced people and the humanitarian crisis in Kurdistan and Iraq.
In addition, the Governor of Erbil, Nawzad Hadi, expressed his gratitude for the provided aid support, and the humanitarian deeds of Kuwait. He pointed out that the region's hospitals are overflowing with more than 8,000 patients injured as a result of the ongoing battles.