Beirut, 01 Rabiul Awwal 1434/ 13 January 2013 (KUNA/MINA) – Kuwait’s Red Crescent Society (KRCS) resumed its humanitarian role for displaced Syrians in northern Lebanon, dispersing food, blankets and toys amongst families across refugee camps there on Saturday.

      Assistance aimed at around 12,000 families has so far reached around 7,000 families since the launch of the operation last week, head of on-ground operations Munawer Al-Azmi.

    Since the start of the operation, food rations have increased.

       Close to 180,000 Syrian refugees are residing in different areas across Lebanon since the start of the political uprising in their country against President Bashar Al-Assad which started in early 2011.


       Previously, 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.


        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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