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Kuwaiti aid plane arrives in Poland for Ukrainian refugees

By Arwa Al-Wugayyan VIENNA, A Kuwaiti military cargo plane, carrying 33.5 tons of medical and food supplies, landed in Warsaw, capital of Poland, on Thursday evening in aid of Ukrainian civilians who fled the conflict in their country.

The humanitarian aid includes essential medical supplies, foodstuffs and powdered milk, said Dr. Hilal Musaed Al-Sayer, chairman of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and head of the Kuwaiti delegation.

“The consignment is a token of humanitarian solidarity between the leadership and people of the State of Kuwait and the disaster-hit people of Ukraine,” he told KUNA.

“KRCS is following up the developments of the humanitarian disaster of the Ukrainian refugees in coordination with other international aid agencies, notably the Polish Red Cross,” Dr. Al-Sayer noted.

He thanked the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense and Kuwait Embassy in Warsaw for facilitating the mission of the Kuwaiti delegation and contributing to the successful delivery of the humanitarian aid.

On his part, Ambassador to Poland Khaled Al-Fadhli said the humanitarian aid are being delivered to the Ukrainian refugees at the behest of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the political leadership of Kuwait.

“The aid is part of the long-standing contributions of Kuwait to the relief efforts across the world,” he stated, recalling the country’s response to various natural and man-made disasters.

Under instructions of His Highness the Amir, the Kuwaiti government decided recently to send assistances to the tune of USD two million for the Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced people.

The aid plane took off from Abdullah Al-Mubarak Airbase earlier Thursday with KRCS delegation on board, including Secretary-General Maha Al-Barjas, advisor to the board chairman Dr. Mosaed Al-Enzi and Abdulrahman Al-Saleh.

Source: Kuwait News Agency