A plane, carrying 36 tons of relief material, took off Thursday morning from Abdullah Al-Mubarak Air Base to heading to Beirut as part of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society’s (KRSC) efforts to help Lebanon overcome the blast in the capital city’s port.
The relief materials included medicines, wheelchairs, children’s milk and blood bags.
In a statement to (KUNA), the Chairman of KRCS Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer said that this effort was carried out in line with the directives of His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
He explained that the KRCS’s team will enhance its field presence in Lebanon to oversee the distribution of medical and relief materials in cooperation with the Kuwaiti embassy in Lebanon and the Lebanese Red Cross, meet the needs of those affected and help thier efforts in this extraordinary circumstance. In his statement, he explained that KRCS would coordinate with the Lebanese Red Cross to deliver medicines to hospitals urgently, noting that there are volunteers from KRCS ready to distribute medical and relief materials to the affected people. In this regard, Dr. Al-Sayer expressed his thanks to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense and Interior for contributing to the success of the humanitarian mission. He affirmed KRCS’s keenness to participate in the humanitarian mission undertaken by Kuwait in light of the directives of Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to provide the necessary support and assistance to those affected by the explosion in Beirut Port. He explained that the society’s efforts in Lebanon are a duty towards the Lebanese people, expressing his wishes that this assistance will contribute to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the recent events. Al-Sayer offered his deepest condolences to the victims of the explosions and his wishes for safety and speedy recovery for the wounded and the traumatic disaster.
Source: Kuwait News Agency