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KUWAIT KEEN ON HELPING SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON

Kuwait Red Crescent Society's (KRCS's) Secretary General, Maha Al-Barjas, said Friday, KRCS was keen on exerting every possible effort, to help the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

KRCS has been providing all possible support for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and other neighbouring countries, since the conflict broke out in 2011, Al-Barjas said, during visits to a number of projects, supervised by the society.

She said KRCS has been launching many projects in health, water and food sectors, to help alleviate suffering of the Syrian refugees and ease the burden on the Lebanese state.

She added that, KRCS was also assisting the Palestinian refugees, in the camps in Lebanon, in addition to a number of Lebanese families.

Al-Barjas and head of the volunteers department at KRCS, Musaed Al-Enezi, visited the artificial limbs and physical rehabilitation project in Bekaa. Fifty-two patients benefited from the project, this year only.

Around 370 people benefited from artificial limbs and rehabilitation in Beirut, Tripoli, Sidon and Bekaa.

The KRCS officials also visited Rasheed Syrian refugee camp, which KRCS contributed to its establishment, to host more than 65 Syrian families.

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said, more than a million Syrian refugees live in Lebanon, while the Lebanese government said the number exceeded 1.5 million.

Source: NAM News Network