Jerash, 22 Safar 1434/4 January 2013 (MINA) – The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has distributed food parcels and blankets to some 300 displaced Syrian families in the Jerash governorate, north of Jordan.

     The humanitarian campaign will continue for 10 days and will cover 10,000 families in that area, according to Kuwait News Agency reports received by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Friday.

     Head of KRCS’ field team Jafar Al-Jamali told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the society’s delegation arrived the city of Jerash and distributed relief supplies to the displaced families which will be enough for a month.

    Al-Jamali expected the arrival of a new aid convoy carrying about 20 tons of food to Jordan within two weeks.

    Al-Jamali said that the campaign in Jordan coincides with similar campaigns in Lebanon and Turkey aimed to help Syrian refugee families there, pointing to efforts by the Kuwaiti Red Crescent through the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent to reach the needy Syrian families inside Syria.

    Kuwait Red Crescent Society is a voluntary humanitarian society that provides assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by social conflicts, wars or natural disasters without discrimination against any human being regardless of nationality, gender, color, race, religions or political beliefs.

     It is a voluntary society that enjoys an independent status and has a separate legal entity while working as a complimentary organization to the official authorities in the country in the humanitarian field. Its scope of work covers all the governorates of Kuwait with the right to open branches in any of them.

     The KRCS provides assistance and humanitarian aid to all countries and needy people. (T/R-019/R-006)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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