Zakat House: $ 20 million aid for the displaced Syrians in Lebanon

Zakat House: $ 20 million aid for the displaced Syrians in Lebanonimage

04 Jun 2015

Beirut, Mohammad Al-Otaibi, Deputy Director General for Social Services in Zakat House, stressed the commitment to coordination and cooperation with Lebanon to help it carry the burden of hosting the displaced Syrians.

Otaibi explained to «KUNA», after the arrival of a delegation from the Zakat House to Beirut, his appreciation for the role played by Lebanon in providing assistance to the Syrian brothers, stressing the desire of Kuwait’s leadership, government and people to support the neighbouring countries to meet the humanitarian needs of refugees.

He said that the visit of Zakat House delegation to Lebanon aims to see the situation of Syrian refugees and the conduct operations of the distribution of humanitarian aid to them.

He added that the delegation will participate in the distribution of kind assistance for displaced people in the north areas, in response to the recommendations and decisions of the three international conferences for donors to support the humanitarian situation in Syria, which was held in Kuwait.

He said the delegation’s visit program includes a number of projects which being implemented by Zakat House in Lebanon, including support the orphans and the building of mosques and meet with the Mufti of Lebanon Abdul Latif Derian and officials in Dar Al-Fatwa and Lebanese Zakat Fund to discuss the means of humanitarian assistance to refugees.

And the aid provided by the Zakat House to Lebanese Zakat Fund exceeds $ 20 million, 1.8 million dollars were spent on the charitable development projects.

A statement of Zakat House said that D.Surat, Responsible human development processes and social protection in the Middle East and North Africa, talked about the tasks and achievements of the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa and the importance of technical and logistical support provided by the Bank to those countries.

Surat adding that the World Bank choose Kuwait to be centre location to honour Kuwait for its support to the World Bank to perform its tasks in the development of the human element and raise the level of institutional performance through the experiences of the bank.

Surat explained that the visit is the third to Zakat House, expressing admiration for the work of the House in charitable and humanitarian spheres and the extent of his interest in human resources and permanent seek to raise the performance efficiency of the House staff.