NEW YORK, - Kuwait handed in a sum of USD six million, to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), to provide relief aid to the Iraqi people.
Kuwait's permanent delegate to the UN headquarters in New York, Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, delivered the donation.
Speaking to KUNA after his meeting with UNDP administrator, Helen Clark, Ambassador Al-Otaibi, said that, the meeting focused on the fund's efforts in Iraq, especially at areas of conflict.
"The UNDP knows that Kuwait is one of the major donor countries in the world, and this acknowledgement is an honour to us," said the Ambassador.
On her part, Clark said that, the fund was really honoured to work with Kuwait, to help the people of Iraq, affirming that, this donation was very much appreciated.
Meanwhile, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, Justin Forsyth, lauded the Kuwaiti contribution to the fund, saying that, it would help to lessen the suffering of the Iraqi people.
The Iraqi government and allies are in battle against the so-called Daersh, in Mosul. The military operation had led to the increase of displaced Iraqis.
Source: Nam News Network