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GCC leads in aid efforts for Syrian refugees

Wam/Kuwait
Filed on September 11, 2015 | Last updated on September 11, 2015 at 07.39 am
GCC leads in aid efforts for Syrian refugees
Kuwait also donated $1.3 billion, adding that Kuwaiti non-governmental organisations had contributed some $88 million to help the Syrians.

(Reuters)

Kuwait News Agency, Kuna, quoted Al Matouq as saying that Kuwait hosted three donor conferences for Syria which collected $7.7 billion for the refugees.

Dr Abdullah Al Matouq, UN Secretary-General's Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs, has said the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are among the first nations to provide relief aid to Syrian refugees since the crisis in Syria began in 2011.

Kuwait News Agency, Kuna, quoted Al Matouq as saying that Kuwait hosted three donor conferences for Syria which collected $7.7 billion for the refugees.

Kuwait also donated $1.3 billion, adding that Kuwaiti non-governmental organisations had contributed some $88 million to help the Syrians. As head of the International Islamic Charitable Organisation, it was very important for us to help the Syrians, said Al Matouq, adding that also as special envoy for the UN, he was duty-bound to showcase the GCC's efforts on the matter. - Wam





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