KUWAITI FOOD AID TRICKLES INTO IRAQ’S MOSUL

IRBIL, May 5 (NNN-KUNA) — Kuwait on Thursday delivered 75 tons of food aid to the eastern district of the war-battered northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Speaking to KUNA, Ismail Abdulaziz, an official at Iraq’s Al-Barazani Charity, said that 75 tons of essential food items provided by Kuwait’s Red Crescent Society (KRCS) had arrived in Mosul.

On the food aid, he said it comprised 2,500 food baskets containing staple items such as rice, flour and oil, adding that the baskets are two weeks’ worth of supply.

Moreover, Abdulaziz thanked Kuwait for “lending a helping hand to all Iraqis.”

According to the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, nearly a quarter of a million people face severe malnutrition in the war-torn Iraqi city, as “mass starvation is threatening the lives of around 10,000 people.”

Since the operation to liberate Mosul began last October, an incessant flow of Kuwaiti food aid has poured into the city.

Source: NAM News Network