Kuwait (UNA-OIC) – Kuwait Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Friday announced sending food aid to Lebanon, following the terrible explosions that ripped through the seaport area of Beirut last Tuesday.
In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the ministry said all humanitarian aid was sent in cooperation with the foreign and defense ministries including Kuwait’s flour mills and bakeries, under the orders of Deputy Emir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jabar Al-Sabah.
In turn, Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs and Commerce Development Mohammad Al-Enezi stated that all charities were given through both commerce and health ministries, besides Kuwait Red Crescent Society. He also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Kuwaiti Defense Ministry for its huge efforts to ensure the delivery the assistance to the Lebanese people as soon as possible.
For his part, Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan asked Lebanese Minister of Economy and Trade, Raoul Nehme to examine Lebanon’s aid needs.
Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Friday declared donating 10 fully equipped ambulance vehicles and three mobile blood donation vehicles to the Lebanese Red Cross.
Head of the KRCS mission in Lebanon Dr. Musaed Al-Enezi told KUNA that the society kick started its field activities in Beirut by donating respirators, as well as other other medical kits and protective masks to Al Wardieh Hospital, which was badly damaged due to the blast.
It is noteworthy that on Thursday, KRCS) also delivered 36 tons of medical supplies to the Lebanese Red Cross, to support its relief efforts to mitigate the repercussions of Tuesday devastating explosion.